Antibiotics

Oral Antibiotics May Raise Risk of Kidney Stones

Pediatric researchers have found that children and adults treated with some oral antibiotics have a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones. This is the first time that these medicines have been linked to this condition. The strongest risks appeared at younger ages and among patients most recently exposed to antibiotics. “The overall prevalence of kidney stones has risen by 70 percent over the past 30 years, with particularly sharp
Biotechnology

City Living Can Make Asthma Worse for Poor Children, Study Finds

Results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in asthma. A report of the study's findings, published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology on March 8, shows that urban living and black race are strong independent risk factors for increased asthma morbidity -- defined
Cell Therapy Clinical Trials

Understanding Natural History Studies in Drug Development for Rare Diseases

Q &A with Michelle Berg, Vice President, Patient Advocacy, Abeona Therapeutics Inc. Developing a new drug for patients with a disease, particularly when it’s a disease that affects a relatively small number of patients,  poses unique challenges that do not apply to medical therapies for more prevalent diseases. However, an increasingly common, and particularly important method of addressing the special requirements for developing drugs for treating rare disease is by