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Individuals will become randomized either to get four Probuphine implants or even to continue daily sublingual buprenorphine therapy. Commensurate with the dual blind design, those getting Probuphine implants may also consider daily placebo sublingual supplements, and the ones randomized to sublingual buprenorphine supplements shall receive four placebo implants. All patients are anticipated to become treated for half a year, and the principal analysis is a non-inferiority evaluation of responders in both arms. The Braeburn group has already revised the ultimate study protocol to include the FDA's guidance.Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Business and Kaiser Family Basis. All rights reserved.. An engineered virus that tracks down and compels cancer cells to consume themselves An engineered virus tracks down and infects the most common and deadly form of brain cancer and kills tumor cells by forcing them to devour themselves, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center record in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The altered adenovirus homed in on malignant glioma cells in mice and induced plenty of self-cannibalization among the malignancy cells – – an activity called autophagy – – to lessen tumor size and prolong survival, says senior author Seiji Kondo, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at M.