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Grand Rounds April 14, 2023: RECOVER in Action – Status of Clinical Trial Protocols (Kanecia Zimmerman, PhD, MD, MPH)

Rethinking Clinical Trials

There are many hypothesized causes that may co-exist in the same patient, such as persistent virus or antigens, reactivation of other viruses, uncontrolled immune responses, damage to a wide range of organs and tissues, and injury to blood vessels and abnormal blood clotting. It’s all over the place.

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Clinical Trials for Celiac Disease: Insights from Beyond Celiac’s Kate Avery


However, there are ongoing clinical trials for celiac disease to investigate potential new treatments. Some of the approaches being studied include: Enzyme therapy: Researchers are testing enzymes that may help break down gluten in the digestive system, reducing the risk of immune system activation and damage to the small intestine.


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Flow cytometry: advantages in immunotherapy clinical trials

Pharmaceutical Technology

Patients provide blood samples for clinical trial sponsors to develop and deliver these emerging immunotherapies. Flow cytometry (FCM) is the primary method scientists use to monitor immune responses in clinical trials, primarily because of its power, speed, and ability to provide a comprehensive view of a disease’s macro-environment.

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Intranasal delivery of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine fails to generate strong immune response

BioPharma Reporter

Intranasal delivery of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 failed to induce either a consistent mucosal antibody response or a strong systemic immune response, according to results from a Phase 1 clinical trial released today.

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UK partners with BioNTech on clinical trials of mRNA cancer therapies


The cancer immunotherapies will mainly be provided in the context of clinical trials over the alliance, which extends out to 2030, but also covers supply of commercial therapies if approved in the interim. The post UK partners with BioNTech on clinical trials of mRNA cancer therapies appeared first on.

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China’s NMPA accepts IND for SinoMab BioScience’s SM17 to treat asthma

Pharmaceutical Technology

It can suppress Th2 immune responses by binding to IL-17RB on Type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s). This blocks a cascade of responses that are induced by interleukin-25 (IL-25), a critical cytokine which is classified as ‘alarmin’.

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Trim the sugar: New HIV vaccine design improves immune response

Medical Xpress

A new HIV vaccine from Scripps Research has shown a significantly improved ability to neutralize the virus in preclinical tests, and it will soon be studied in healthy people who volunteer to participate in clinical trials.