• Tocilizumab Lowers In-Hospitals Deaths, Vaccine Outlook Mixed, Plans To Launch Human Challenge Study: COVID-19 Updates

    Clinical Reserch News | Tocilizumab lowers in-hospital deaths, a global survey finds mixed responses to vaccine views and in the US they are driven partially by politics, and Monell Chemical Senses Center finds loss of smell more prevalent than we thought. Plus: the UK plans to develop a COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) human challenge study model, Texas launches a state-wide antibody study, and a call to action for the upcoming flu season.

    Oct 23, 2020
  • Next-Generation Pharmacovigilance With Natural Language Processing

    Clinical Research News | Surging use of telemedicine technology since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. earlier this year has resulted in a massive influx of unstructured patient data to sort through when searching for drug safety signals and compiling adverse event reports required by federal regulators. Natural language processing (NLP) thus has a potentially bigger role to play in automating the pharmacovigilance process, starting with interpreting data in free text fields and doing some of the cumbersome analytical work.

    Oct 22, 2020
  • COVID-19 Study-A-Thon Highlights Open Science Potential

    Clinical Research News | In March, a group of date-sharing researchers assembled to review more than 10,000 COVID-19 publications, draft nine protocols, release 13 study packages, and assemble a distributed data network with 37 partners signed on to execute studies.

    Oct 20, 2020