Aerovance starts stage IIb clinical trial with Aerovant for uncontrolled asthma Aerovance Inc. Announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Medication Administration and the U.K. Medications and Healthcare products Regulatory Company to initiate Aerovance’s Phase IIb medical trial, AeroTrial, of inhaled dry powder Aerovant in individuals with uncontrolled asthma. Research initiation began this full week in the usa for AeroTrial, a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, Stage IIb dose-ranging study.Dr. Wolfgang Winkel from the Institute of Ornithological Analysis at the Heligoland Ornithological Station has for decades been learning the coal tits that live here. Many of the birds are ringed, so that their exact age is known. ‘It is really an good set of data which we were able to access exceptionally,’ the Bonn evolutionary biologist Dr. Tim Schmoll clarifies. Together with his colleague Professor Thomas Lubjuhn he investigated how often coal tits cheat upon their spouses and what role their age has in this. ‘For this we did paternity checks on a lot more than 200 breeding lovers and their offspring in 2000 and 2001,’ he explains. Using a ‘genetic fingerprint’ the researchers were able to match the biological dad to the nestlings in nine out of ten situations.