• New Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Suggests Generic Z-Pak Can Cure Superbugs

    Clinical Research News | A new antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) method developed by scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, resolves the longstanding conflict between what the gold-standard assay says will work and actual patient outcomes when it comes to selecting antibiotics. The alternative AST protocol reveals that antibiotics already widely available on the market can cure superbugs.

    May 18, 2023
  • Blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial Suggests AI ‘Near-Ready For Prime Time’

    Clinical Research News | In a first-of-its-kind, blinded and randomized clinical trial of artificial intelligence (AI) in cardiology, investigators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have shown that an “AI assistant” for assessing heart health works even better than sonographers at reading echocardiograms. The software was integrated with the institution’s picture archiving and communication system that securely stores and digitally transmits electronic images.

    May 16, 2023
  • Data Matters: Creating the Perfect Health Research Cohort

    Clinical Research News | Research scientists know that an important foundation of research is cohort creation; many critical decisions are made based on how the cohort is built and designed. Better cohort creation can lead to more accurate findings and better care outcomes. But how do you build a better cohort? It all starts with the research question and the data at hand.

    May 12, 2023
  • Parkinson’s Disease Trials Need Better Markers Of Cognitive Changes

    Clinical Research News | The instruments commonly used to assess cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients enrolled in neuroprotective clinical trials are “poorly suited to the task,” according to industry consultant Travis Turner, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the neuropsychology division at Medical University of South Carolina, and senior clinical director for movement disorders at WCG. “I strongly suspect that good interventions have been discarded because [of] the tests that were trying to measure efficacy.”

    May 10, 2023
  • Predictive Analytics Giving The Lowdown on Clinical Trial Performance

    Clinical Research News | A data-agnostic integration platform for optimizing trial planning and conduct hit the streets three years ago, bringing near-real-time insights about every participant, site, country, region, and study to companies struggling to reduce the cost and speed the pace of clinical research. The technology, powered by machine learning, is currently underpinned by data from more than 2,000 trials and over 400,000 healthcare providers.

    May 9, 2023