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NIH launches regional Stroke Trials Network

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 01:39 PM

The National Institutes of Health has launched a network of 25 regional stroke centers working with nearby satellite facilities spanning the country. They will include teams of researchers representing every medical specialty needed for stroke care and will address the three prongs of stroke research: prevention, treatment and recovery.

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Report: GBSI addresses irreproducibility of research findings

Monday, December 16, 2013 02:23 PM

The Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) has presented findings from the first comprehensive report on the state of life science research quality. GBSI commissioned the report to assess the quality of R&D methodologies, identify areas of concern and establish recommendations for meaningful change.

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Innovative Medicines Initiative launches novel trial design in Alzheimer’s trial

Friday, December 13, 2013 02:01 PM

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is launching a major new project that will pioneer a novel, more flexible approach to clinical trials of drugs designed to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The $72.7 million project, which will see several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies working closely together, will aim to speed up drug development and patient access to the latest treatments.

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2013 human research protection awards announced

Friday, December 13, 2013 01:48 PM

Awards for excellence in human research protection for 2013 have been announced by Dr. Peter G. Goldschmidt, president and founder of the Health Improvement Institute.

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BRANY, ACRES form strategic alliance

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:25 AM

The Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY), a national organization providing expedited end-to-end solutions for clinical trials support to sponsors and investigators, and the nonprofit Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), have announced a strategic alliance.

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Report: Research should include multiple medicine use

Monday, December 9, 2013 12:27 PM

Policy, medical training and clinical practice have failed to adapt to a significant increase in the number of patients taking multiple prescription drugs, according to a new report on taking numerous prescription drugs (polypharmacy) and medicines optimization by The King’s Fund.

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Report: Big data can revolutionize patient recruitment into clinical trials

Monday, December 2, 2013 11:00 AM

A new report by Tudor Reilly Health shows how big data can give pharmaceutical companies new insights into where to locate clinical trial sites to maximize patient recruitment.

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Cincinnati area hospitals, universities form collaborative IRB

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:51 AM

A group of hospitals and research institutions across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky has formed a collaborative Institutional Review Board (IRB) agreement that will allow any of the six participating sites to serve as the IRB of record for research conducted across multiple participating study sites.

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Patient involvement increases public confidence in health research studies

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:58 AM

An Ipsos MORI survey of 1,295 British adults has shown that public confidence in health research studies can be increased by knowing that patients have participated in advising on the design of the study.

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Novartis, Pfizer, Eli Lilly partner to enhance ClinicalTrials.gov

Monday, November 25, 2013 02:04 PM

Developing new treatments for diseases depends on clinical research studies and 57% of Americans say they would be interested in participating in a clinical trial. However, almost half of all studies never reach their recruitment targets.

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