clinical trials

As Medical Science Accelerates, Remote Clinical Trials Will Triumph

Clinical trials continue to evolve as new technologies allow researchers to manage them without participants coming to a physical location. Despite hurdles, remote trials are likely to become standard practice.

6 Things You Don’t Know About Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

For starters, it was one of four mRNA candidates. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at how Pfizer and BioNTech developed one of the world’s most effective vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Preprints: How Science Moved So Fast During COVID-19

A quiet revolution in how scientists report their discoveries greased the skids for the super-fast progress we’ve seen in the pandemic.

Why Do Kids Get Cancer? Promising Research is Underway.

Understanding how an old person’s disease develops in kids could offer clues about how to predict, or maybe even prevent, pediatric cancers.

Why Measuring “Frailty” May Enable Cancer Progress

An unlikely partnership could make more cancer patients eligible for clinical trials—and improve lives. The key is more accurately assessing patient frailty. Meredith Salisbury explains.

Missing From Clinical Trials: the Patient Perspective

The design and execution of clinical trials represents an ideal opportunity to engage the consumer and begin building a relationship that can last a lifetime.

Are 23andMe Customers Suckers or Empowered Consumers?

Direct-to-consumer genomics company 23andMe announced two research partnerships with pharmaceutical companies earlier this month. Since then, a lot of pundits have sounded positively appalled by the development. It reminds me of that great scene in...