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Swedish company fails in study of diabetes vaccine

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In a study with children at risk of developing type 1 diabetes, an experimental vaccine from Sweden's Diamyd Medical has failed to show a significant difference from placebo. The result cut off more than 20 percent of the company’s share price in just two days.


BY MARTIN HAVTORN PETERSEN
Offentliggjort 20.06.17 kl. 14:46

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