• Survey Suggests Alzheimer’s Research Is Missing the Boat

    Aug 18 | Clinical Research News | A research team is advocating for a more data-driven approach to Alzheimer’s research where sets of biological pathways get grouped with mechanisms the body itself uses to ward off the disease. More
  • Long COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Have A Lot In Common

    Aug 16 | Clinical Research News | Evidence is emerging that long COVID (formally “post-acute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection,” or PASC) bears a striking, molecular-level resemblance to the disabling and complex illness now known as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. More
  • A Blended Solution–How Midsize Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies Can Optimize the Delivery of Their Clinical Trials

    Aug 12 | Clinical Research News | Large biopharma companies use two outsourcing models to deliver their clinical trial portfolios: CRO and FSP. But what about mid-sized companies? As they experience significant growth in development, have their operating models grown with them? More
  • Classification System For Colorectal Cancer Needs An Update

    Aug 11 | Clinical Research News | A multi-national team of clinicians and scientists has determined that the consensus molecular subtype (CMS) classification of colorectal cancer needs updating to better reflect the molecular underpinnings of the disease. More
  • GA4GH Phenopackets Standard Published By ISO

    Aug 10 | Clinical Research News | The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published Phenopackets, a standard initially developed by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health and championed at ISO under the Canadian Mirror Committee to ISO/TC215/SC1 Genomics informatics, and supported by the Standards Council of Canada. More
  • Online ‘Biclustering’ Tool Stratifies Patients To The Molecular Level

    Aug 09 | Clinical Research News | Researchers in Germany have developed a web-based tool, powered by machine learning, which extracts disease subtypes from large pools of patient data. The goal is more precise and robust predictions about molecular signatures that can serve as a starting point for investigating disease heterogeneity. More
  • Walgreens’ Decentralized Clinical Trial Future

    Aug 04 | Clinical Research News | In June, Walgreens launched its clinical trial business in an effort to combine the company’s vast foundation of patient insights, partner-enabled health and technology capabilities, and in-person and virtual care options to break through barriers to engaging broader and more diverse communities. More
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The Scope of Things podcast explores clinical research and its possibilities, promise, and pitfalls. Clinical Research News Senior writer Deborah Borfitz welcomes guests who are visionaries closest to the topics, but who can still see past their piece of the puzzle. Focusing on game-changing trends and out-of-the-box operational approaches in the clinical research field, the Scope of Things podcast is your no-nonsense, insider’s look at clinical research today.