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Drug Development

STAT+: Obesity drug from Viking Therapeutics hits target in Phase 2 study, raising hopes for a competitor to existing medicines

An obesity drug from Viking Therapeutics succeeded in a Phase 2 study, helping patients lose nearly 15% of weight and further fueling the competition in the obesity market.  Click here to view original post Click […]

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Diagnostics

STAT+: A yogurt drink instead of a colonoscopy? Study uses engineered bacteria to detect cancer

Dan Worthley, a gastroenterologist and cancer scientist at Colonoscopy Clinic in Brisbane, Australia, does thousands of colonoscopies a year, seeking and destroying precancerous polyps. It’s a practically surefire way to prevent colorectal cancer, but an […]

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Biotechnology

STAT+: Truvian presents data for its desktop blood-testing device in a field still in Theranos’s shadow

SAN DIEGO — Truvian Health, a San Diego blood diagnostics company, shared data on Tuesday showing that its benchtop instrument’s results are largely consistent with those generated by large central laboratories. But while the results […]