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2013-07-17 10:19:17

A new study published in the open access journal PLOS Biology suggests that the scientific literature could be compromised by substantial bias in the reporting of animal studies, and may be giving a misleading picture of the chances that potential treatments could work in humans. Testing a new therapeutic intervention (such as a drug or surgical procedure) on human subjects is expensive, risky and ethically complex, so the vast majority are first tested on animals. Unfortunately, cost and...

2013-07-17 10:17:59

Clinical trials of drug treatments for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's often fail because the animal studies that preceded them were poorly designed or biased in their interpretation, according to a new study from an international team of researchers. More stringent requirements are needed to assess the significance of animal studies before testing the treatments in human patients, the researchers say. The team - led by John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, a professor of...

2013-06-30 23:17:30

WCCT Global had recently completed a 300 subject phase I clinical trial. Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 WCCT Global, a contract research organization with Early Development operations headquartered in Southern California announced the completion of their largest phase I clinical trial since their founding in 2003. Although WCCT has always had a strong focus on conducting large phase I clinical research studies, this is the first study that has required more than 300 participants to...

2013-06-25 12:07:19

Hospital performance on publicly reported conditions (acute myocardial infarction [heart attack], congestive heart failure, and pneumonia), may potentially be used as a signal of overall hospital mortality rates, according to a study by Marta L. McCrum, M.D., of Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues. Using national Medicare data from 2,322 acute care hospitals, the authors examined whether mortality -rates for publicly reported medical conditions are correlated with...

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