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Biomarkers: Where are We Today?

The 06 August 2012 announcement by researchers from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital reporting the identification of a blood biomarker that could lead to earlier diagnoses and perhaps an actual treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, … Continue reading

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Clinical Trials in the Facebook Age

On 07 Jun 2011, Pfizer initiated a clinical trial pilot to assess safety and efficacy of Detrol LA, which is a treatment for overactive bladder (OAB).  The trial, REMOTE (Research on Electronic Monitoring of OAB Treatment Experience), was the first … Continue reading

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Choose Canada for Your Next Clinical Trial

When it comes to the state of the life science industry in Canada, the critics are numerous.  The past two to three years have been difficult and those that lie ahead are still quite uncertain.  With the growing competition at … Continue reading

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Diabetes Research Strategic Plan

The media continually alerts us to the epidemic of diabetes in the world.  Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death.  Worldwide in 2007 there were 246 million people diagnosed with diabetes, and an additional 79 million people are at … Continue reading

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Social Media in Clinical Trials: Increasing Patient Recruitment

When you become sick with a virus or are seeking information about a diet, where’s the first place that you turn to for help? Is it the doctor’s office or the internet? A recent study showed that the percentage of … Continue reading

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