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Marijuana, Without THC, Helps Treat Epilepsy: New Study

A study by NYU Langone Medical Center studied the impact of a medicine made from marijuana after removing its hallucinogenic ingredient THC and found it effective in bringing down epilepsy seizures among children. The medicine called Epidiolex, contains a liquid form of cannabidiol, one of marijuana’s more than 100 ingredients. It doesn’t contain THC, the hallucinogenic ingredient found in marijuana ...

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Timeline of Amanda Knox Trial in Italy: A Saga That Gripped US for 8 Years

Amanda Knox, an American girl under trial in Italy, was finally relieved from the case after several ups and down in the case that would rival the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Amanda Knox and her Italian boyfriend were arrested eight years ago, on charges of killing a British exchange student Meredith Kercher in their apartment floor in Perugia, Italy. They ...

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Lionel Messi to face trial over tax fraud charges, star’s father denies crime

Just days after winning the historic double treble with Barcelona, Argentine Lionel Messi is set to stand trial over alleged tax fraud, amounting to 4.1 million Euros. The decision came on Wednesday when a provincial court in Barcelona rejected the footballer’s appeal that was lodged by his lawyers. Messi’s father, Jorge Horacio Messi was accused of ignoring tax, amounting to ...

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World’s First Malaria Vaccine Trials Over, Partially Successful But Awaits EMA/WHO Nod

The malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 developed for use in sub-Saharan Africa was found to be effective in children for up to 4 years, after final trials. To be available in October this year, the vaccine could prevent malaria spread in highly tranmission areas, said lead author Prof. Brian Greenwood of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. “The European Medicines ...

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Johnson & Johnson Given $115 Mln to Speed up Ebola Vaccine Trial

Johnson & Johnson, which has started its clinical trials for Ebola vaccine, was given $115 million (100 million euro) from Europe’s Innovative Medicines Initiative to speed up its development. The has started its clinical trials earlier this week of its two-injection vaccine, which uses a booster from Denmark’s Bavarian Nordic. This will be the third vaccine to enter human testing ...

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Newlink Genetics, Merck to Resume Ebola Vaccine Trials on $30 Million Contract

NewLink Genetics Corporation and Merck have been given the nod to go ahead with the trials by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and awarded the contract worth $30 million to NG subsidiary BioProtection Systems. BioProtection Systems will take up the trial of the rVSV-EBOV (Ebola) vaccine, ...

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Aspirin could tackle dementia but trial results confirm it in 2018

Australian Monash University, known for its pioneering work on aspirin and its therapeutic applications, has been commissioned by the US National Institutes of Health to probe aspirin’s anti-dementia powers. Dementia or memory loss in a person is a major threat to the elderly people and Monash University in Melbourne has reportedly begun a A$50 million (US $41 million) clinical trial ...

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