Aug 14, 2014

Injecting bacteria shrinks tumors in experiment

Common soil bacteria that were injected into solid cancers in dogs and one human shrank many of the tumors, scientists reported on Wednesday. The preliminary findings offer hope that the experimental treatment could turn out to be more effective than existing cancer therapies for ...

Aug 13, 2014

FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients’ DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an ...

Liberia awaits Ebola drug samples

Aug 12, 2014

Liberia awaits Ebola drug samples

U.S. authorities have approved a request from Liberia’s government for sample doses of the experimental ZMapp drug to treat Liberian doctors infected with Ebola, the Liberian presidency said. A statement on the Liberian presidency’s website said the drug would be delivered to the West ...

U.S. aid workers given experimental Ebola drug

Aug 5, 2014

U.S. aid workers given experimental Ebola drug

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a research program by the U.S. government and ...