New genetic test to spot 6-fold increased risk of prostate cancer

A new study has found 23 new genetic variants that can identify men with 6-fold increased risk of prostate cancer.

Ebola vaccine to trial next month, may be ready by 2015: UN

Clinical trials of a preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus made by British pharma company GlaxoSmithKline may begin next month and made available by 2015, the World Health Organisation said on Saturday.

New degradable surgical implant set to revolutionise surgery

A team of scientists has created a degradable implant which according to them has a lot of potential to improve surgical success rates.

New `promising` malaria vaccine developed

A novel new malaria vaccine has been developed by Oxford scientists and has shown promising results in the first clinical trial.

British scientists to begin trial of potential HIV cure

Scientists from five leading British universities will begin a ground-breaking clinical trial next year to test a possible cure for HIV.

Clinical trial must be done for our benefit & not for MNCs: SC

Clinical trials in the country must be for the help of people here and must not be allowed for the benefits of multinational companies, the Supreme Court Monday said while holding that norms formulated by the Centre are "deficient" to protect the rights of the subjects.

No clinical trial of untested drugs in absence of mechanism: SC

No clinical trials should be allowed for new drugs till a mechanism is put in place to monitor them and to protect the lives of people on which drugs are tested, the Supreme Court today said.

No clinical trial of untested drugs in absence of mechanism: SC

No clinical trials should be allowed for new drugs till a mechanism is put in place to monitor them and to protect the lives of people on which drugs are tested, the Supreme Court on Monday said.

NHRC seeks Health Ministry views on clinical trial guidelines

The National Human Rights Commission has written to Union Health Ministry seeking their views on draft guidelines on clinical trials including compensation and risks involved.

Phase 2 clinical trial for type 1 diabetes drug yields positive results

Researchers have reported positive results from a phase 2 clinical trial for a drug designed to block the advance of type 1 diabetes in its earliest stages.

Schizophrenia symptoms eliminated in animal model

Overexpression of a gene associated with schizophrenia causes classic symptoms of the disorder that are reversed when gene expression returns to normal, scientists have shown in mice models.

Phase I clinical trial for H5N1 vaccine yields positive results

Infectious Disease Research Institute and Medicago Inc. have reported positive interim results from a Phase I clinical trial for an H5N1 Avian Influenza VLP vaccine candidate.

Glenmark enters phase II trial for new drug molecule

Drug maker Glenmark Pharmaceuticals today said it has entered the phase II clinical trials for its new drug molecule aimed at treating ulcerative colitis.

Clinical trial process to be further streamlined: Govt

Procedures for clinical trials in India will be further streamlined and a panel of experts set up to analyse the cause of injury or death and to recommend quantum of compensation to victims, the Government today said.

211 deaths during clinical trials this year

With 11 deaths reported every week during clinical trials in the last three years, government today said there have been 211 such deaths this year till June.

Controller clears clot-buster drug for human trial

The Drug Controller General of India has cleared a bio-therapeutic clot-buster drug for phase-one human clinical trials, a statement said Friday.

SC asks govt to examine homoeopathic drug for cancer treatment

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy to conduct clinical trial of a homoeopathic medicine for treatment of cancer patients.

SC asks govt to examine homoeopathic drug for cancer treatment

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy to conduct clinical trial of a homoeopathic medicine for treatment of cancer patients.

Piramal completes Phase-I trials of new cancer molecule

Piramal Healthcare today said it has completed the first phase of clinical trials of a new oral drug for treating cancer and will move to the next stage of development.

Piramal completes Phase-I trials of new cancer molecule

Piramal Healthcare today said it has completed the first phase of clinical trials of a new oral drug for treating cancer and will move to the next stage of development.