Johnson & Johnson’s experimental drug siltuximab improved symptoms and shrank growths in patients with Castleman disease, a rare condition marked by enlarged lymph nodes with no approved therapies, in a clinical trial.
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. won approval to expand use of its hand-disorder drug Xiaflex to treat men with curvature of the penis from a painful buildup of scar tissue. The company’s shares climbed on the approval.
Zebrafish experiments by Harvard University researchers yielded new chemicals that prod stem cells to make muscle tissue, an advance that may lead to treatments for muscular dystrophy and related disorders.
Scott Morgan wrote off the pain on his left side as an old sports injury, never imagining it was a sign his heart was failing. When he finally went to the hospital last year, he was shocked to learn he needed a transplant.