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Banking on the British Exome

Banking on the British Exome

Banking on the British Exome

The vast UK Biobank is a treasure trove of genetic data. Scientists are mining it now for potential therapeutic gems.  ...

Medical Match: Recruiting the Right Patients for Experimental Treatments

Medical Match: Recruiting the Right Patients for Experimental Treatments

Medical Match: Recruiting the Right Patients...

Most people first become aware of clinical trials when they are out of standard treatment options for a health problem and they learn about an experimental drug either through their own research, a recommendation from their doctor or a specialist, or a suggestion from a loved one. ...

Clinical Trials Meet the 'Real World'

Clinical Trials Meet the 'Real World'

Clinical Trials Meet the 'Real World'

As data sources proliferate, researchers are incorporating real world evidence in clinical trials.  ...

Treating Disease with 'Precision Medicines' that Target Specific Patients

Treating Disease with 'Precision Medicines' that Target Specific Patients

Treating Disease with 'Precision Medicines'...

When people talk about curing cancer, an oncologist’s reaction likely is: What kind of cancer? If you answer “breast cancer,”  the oncologist will likely want to know which of its many varieties do you mean?  ...

 Could Diversity in Clinical Trials Be the Key to Understanding Liver Disease? 

Could Diversity in Clinical Trials Be the Key to Understanding Liver Disease? 

Could Diversity in Clinical Trials Be the Key...

In a New Yorker article about how evolutionary psychology findings are usually based on surveys of undergraduates, Anthony Gottlieb wrote, “American college kids, whatever their charms, are a laughable proxy for Homo sapiens.”  ...

Patients as Partners in Developing New Medicines

Patients as Partners in Developing New Medicines

Patients as Partners in Developing New Medicines

With a growing emphasis on patient-reported outcomes, study volunteers are becoming active participants in evaluating a treatment’s efficacy. ...

There’s No ‘I’ in Drug Development

There’s No ‘I’ in Drug Development

There’s No ‘I’ in Drug Development

Scientific collaborations between researchers, organizations and universities can help yield better results for patients.  ...

Predictive Modeling in Clinical Trials: A Data-Backed Crystal Ball

Predictive Modeling in Clinical Trials: A Data-Backed Crystal Ball

Predictive Modeling in Clinical Trials: A Data...

In the business world, financial modeling has long been the go-to tool to predict the future performance of a company or investment. Now with the growing availability of big data, the pharmaceutical industry is increasingly turning to predictive modeling for a variety of tasks, from identifying...

Artificial Intelligence: On a mission to Make Clinical Drug Development Faster and Smarter

Artificial Intelligence: On a mission to Make Clinical Drug Development Faster and Smarter

Artificial Intelligence: On a mission to Make...

Just as Industrial Revolution-era factory builders developed machines to mass-manufacture drugs once ground by hand, today’s pharmaceutical companies are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to both speed and smarten the work of clinical development. ...

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