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Medical News Today: ‘A Viagra-like drug could reverse heart failure’

New research in sheep shows that a drug that doctors usually prescribe for the treatment of erectile dysfunction can also treat heart failure. A drug that treats erectile dysfunction could also reverse heart failure, according to an animal study. In people with heart failure, the heart muscle becomes unable to pump out blood efficiently, meaning… Read More »

What Predicts Allograft Failure in Lung Transplantation?

February 04, 2019 Share this content: Higher average donor-derived cell-free DNA correlated with pretransplant factors such as obesity, age of donor, lung allocation score, and age of recipient. Allograft failure in individuals who receive lung transplants can be predicted by measuring donor-derived cell-free DNA (%ddcfDNA) for allograft injury, according to a study recently published in… Read More »

Pfizer, Merck KGaA's Bavencio takes a hit with second ovarian cancer failure

Back in November, Pfizer and Merck KGaA reported that immuno-oncology drug Bavencio had failed a late-stage ovarian cancer trial. And now the companies can make it two. Friday, the partners said they’d scrapped a phase 3 study examining Bavencio in combination with and/or after chemo in previously untreated patients after the drug showed it couldn’t… Read More »