• Five Variants of Disease, When Patient Stratification Scores Fail, Studies for Long COVID: COVID-19 Updates

    Clinical Research News| The UK’s patient stratification score doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, Fauci and others encourage doctors to equip themselves to argue for vaccines, NIH launches a study of “Long COVID”, and more. Plus: Siemens, with German funding, sets up more COVID-19 treatment facilities for South Africa.

    Jan 22, 2021
  • Drugs Targeting Cellular Aging May Prove Useful For Numerous Conditions

    Clinical Research News | Fundamental aging processes appear to be root-cause contributors to multiple conditions, ranging from heart attacks and cancer to neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. Now a series of clinical trials will look at whether senolytics— drugs targeting cellular aging—could affect many or perhaps all other aging mechanisms because they are interlinked.

    Jan 21, 2021
  • How the Pharma Industry Can Solve Common Clinical Trial Bottlenecks

    Clinical Research News | The race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine has shone a light on the sometimes complex process of getting a drug to market like never before, providing an opportune time to examine several common bottlenecks associated with clinical trials and what the industry can do to alleviate them.

    Jan 18, 2021
  • Myocarditis Not Common Among Athletes, Pediatric Hospitalizations Rising, Gut Microbiome Influences Severity: COVID-19 Updates

    Clinical Research News I COVID-19 ICU patients experience higher rates of delirium and coma, ABM recommends women continue breastfeeding after vaccination, Wuhan study finds lingering symptoms in many, immunosuppressed patients show similar outcomes, and ICU nurses suffer toll on mental health. Plus: Princeton University spin-off launches AI COVID screening tool and poor mental health could impact vaccine effectiveness.

    Jan 15, 2021
  • Parexel Ejects Informatics Business, Calyx Launches

    Clinical Research News |Parexel today announced the completion of the separation of its Parexel Informatics and Medical Imaging business from the parent company. Parexel Informatics becomes Calyx, a provider of medical imaging, eClinical, and regulatory solutions and services to solve complex challenges in clinical research.

    Jan 11, 2021
  • Virtual Trials Should Not Mean Siteless Trials

    Clinical Research News | Growth in decentralized clinical trials and an increasingly impressive list of features and functionality associated with remote patient monitoring and engagement technologies are making the promises of so-called Virtual Clinical Trials closer to reality than ever. But should Virtual Trials mean siteless trials? Removing sites from the equation, on paper, seems like a win, leading to lower costs and more convenience. However, with patient compliance still posing a significant challenge for sponsors, removing the personal connection and accountability checks provided by site teams can place the entire study in jeopardy.

    Jan 11, 2021
  • Umbilical Stem Cells Promising Treatment, Long Term Impacts on Brain, Smart Vaccine Patch Under Development: COVID-19 Updates

    Clinical Research News I Pfizer funds long-term safety study on their COVID-19 vaccine, Phase 3 clinical trial results show Moderna’s vaccine is both effective and safe, Radx-rad program supports innovative approaches to gaps in testing and surveillance. Plus: Protective immunity could last several months, and more.

    Jan 8, 2021
  • Trendspotting: Decentralized Trials, AI, Real-World Data in 2021

    Clinical Research News | We gathered predictions from leaders in clinical research who are working hard to synthesize what 2020 brought us and apply learnings to 2021.

    Jan 7, 2021