• Bridging Beyond Infectious Diseases: A Shift in Focus for African Clinical Sites

    Clinical Research News | Africa faces a dual healthcare challenge with the persisting burden of infectious diseases and the escalating prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This shifting paradigm underscores the urgent need for African research sites to broaden their focus beyond infectious diseases and engage more robustly in NCD clinical research, with sponsors playing a pivotal role in actively ensuring clinical site participation.

    Apr 12, 2024
  • Citizen-Driven Research Aids Development Of Digital Biomarkers For ALS

    Clinical Research News | When it comes to research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), every stakeholder—most especially patients—knows time is of the essence. From diagnosis to death, life expectancy from the debilitating neuromuscular disease can be two years or less.

    Apr 10, 2024
  • Trial Begins For ‘Probabilistic Approach’ To Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer

    Clinical Research News | Scientists in the Georgia Tech Integrated Cancer Research Center (ICRC) are proposing a new, more realistic approach to diagnosing cancer that provides a probabilistic statement about the likelihood of developing it, much like how cholesterol tests are used to assess heart disease risk. Probabilities are based on an individual’s metabolic profile and the first population group to be targeted are women at high risk for ovarian cancer.

    Apr 9, 2024
  • Biology-Based Diagnostic Criteria For Parkinson’s Disease Research

    Clinical Research News | Scientists from a trio of countries are calling for a new, more comprehensive way of classifying Parkinson’s disease for diagnostic research purposes that considers an individual’s biology. The disorder might thereby be detected before patients have any symptoms, as is now the case for cancer and diabetes.

    Apr 4, 2024