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Experimental oral diabetes drug appears safe, effective in Japanese adults

September 23, 2017

Imeglimin, part of a new class of oral agents for type 2 diabetes that target mitochondrial bioenergetics, was found to be safe and effective in Japanese adults, according to results presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting.

Kohjiro Ueki, MD, PhD, director of the Diabetes Research Center at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo, and colleagues conducted a phase 2b randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of imeglimin in Japanese adults with type 2 diabetes (n = 299). Participants were randomly assigned to one of three doses of twice-daily imeglimin (500 mg, 1000 mg and 1500 mg) or placebo for 24 weeks.

UK site will produce billions of genetically modified mosquitoes

September 23, 2017
A British company plans to build a centralized facility with the capacity to produce one billion genetically modified mosquito eggs every week. Oxitec said the plant in…

Computational biologist to lead precision medicine institute at Weill Cornell Medicine

September 23, 2017
Olivier Elemento, PhD, has been appointed director of the Caryl and Israel Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Elemento, a…
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Boston keratoprosthesis complication rate high in children

September 23, 2017
Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis implantation in children was associated with a high complication rate, device failure and poor visual outcome in a retrospective case…
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Foot and ankle specialist joins staff at The Steadman Clinic in Vail

September 23, 2017
Foot and ankle specialist, C. Thomas Haytmanek, MD, has joined the surgical staff at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado as of Sept. 18, 2017. According to the…
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Thinking About the Assessment of Risk: September 2017

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Psychiatric Annals

We clinicians estimate risk and make decisions based on that estimate. We estimate suicide risk and violence risk. We…
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The Value of the Frontalis Suspension Procedure as a Repeat Intervention in Congenital Blepharoptosis

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, September/October 2017, Volume 54 Issue 5
To evaluate the therapeutic benefits of frontalis suspension as a repeat intervention in congenital blepharoptosis…
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