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Clinical Trial News

Better health for women involved in clinical trials

Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary...

New clinical guideline issued for treating low back pain

The American College of Physicians have just issued their clinical practice guideline for the noninvasive treatment of nonradicular low back pain.

Aspirin increases pregnancy rate in women with inflammation

A new study examines the effect of a low dose of daily aspirin in women who are trying to conceive and have chronic, low-grade inflammation.

Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial

"Bench-to-bedside" describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients.

Alpha-lipoic acid prevents kidney stones in mouse model of rare genetic disease

Alpha-lipoic acid, a dietary supplement widely available to consumers, prevented stone formation in a mouse model of cystinuria, a rare inherited disease that causes recurrent formation of painful...

Multiple sclerosis: 'Resetting' immune system may achieve long-term remission

A small clinical trial reveals that over two thirds of patients with multiple sclerosis have been in remission for 5 years after stem cell transplantation.

Two new trials for pediatric brain cancer open at UTHealth/Children's Memorial Hermann

Two new clinical trials for pediatric brain cancer have begun at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Why the bar needs to be raised for human clinical trials

Standards for authorizing first-time trials of drugs in humans are lax, and should be strengthened in several ways, McGill University researchers argue in a paper published in Nature.



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