Category Archives: Clinical trial

First Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism

Researchers from UC San Francisco have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population.[More…]

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s Disease

Investigators from Brown University and two Rhode Island hospitals are participating a clinical trial investigating the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. DBS is currently FDA approved to treat Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s … Continue reading

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Reasons Alzheimer’s Patients are Omitted from Clinical Trials

A study in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology assessed the reasons that prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients from being included in clinical trials. It is interesting that no study has evaluated the main medical and non-medical factors that explain … Continue reading

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First “Virtual” Clinical Trial Allowing Patients to Participate Regardless Of Geography

Pfizer Inc. announced that it is conducting the first-ever randomized clinical trial under an investigational new drug (IND) application that manages study participation entirely using electronic tools and allows patients to participate in the clinical trial regardless of their proximity … Continue reading

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