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History for Clinical Research Courses: The First Clinical Trial

James Lind is thought to be the first person to conduct a clinical research trial. His focus was on scurvy and how it could be treated. Interestingly enough, Lind’s theories and conclusions differ from what we know to be true today. So, although his trials didn’t necessarily lead to the entire answer, they were the beginning of a primary research method used today in the world of medicine. If you’re curious about how a doctor used first-hand experience, previous reports of scurvy, and observations on 12 sick subjects to conduct the first clinical trial, read on! You may learn a.. READ MORE »

What Students in Clinical Research Programs Should know about Protein Chemistry

When you study pharmaceutical biotechnology in your clinical research studies, you will learn about protein chemistry as a part of developing your understanding of fundamental concepts of biotechnology. The chemistry of proteins, combined with microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics, provides foundational knowledge that is applicable to strategies used in research and drug safety. If you choose to work in clinical research, drug safety, or pharmacovigilance, these fundamentals will support the work you do. Understanding proteins is important to a career in pharmaceuticals. Proteins are essential to chemical processes that support life and are integral to many functions of the human.. READ MORE »

A Look at Gender Representation in Clinical Trials for Students in Clinical Research Courses

When conducting clinical trials, results can depend on how diverse the population of participants is. Clinical trial diversity is essential for: Accuracy Effectiveness Reduction of bias Gender bias in particular is an issue currently being addressed within clinical trials. Because there has historically been a bias towards male study participants in medical research, there is a lack of data by comparison on females and how they react to drugs. Read on to learn why gender diversity in clinical trials is so important, and what can be done to improve it! Why Inclusion Is Important to Graduates of Clinical Research Programs.. READ MORE »

How Your Clinical Research Diploma Can Help Dispel Myths Around Mice-Based Studies

Media skew and public misinformation can confuse people about mice-based studies. You can use your clinical research diploma to combat these myths. Read on!

Diversity in Clinical Trials: What Students in Clinical Research Courses Should Know

A major benefit of clinical trials is the ability to test on multiple participants, ensuring that an outcome isn’t just tied to one person. However, the diversity of these multiple participants is important, to ensure that the results coincide with how the drug will be used once approved. Sex and race can play a part in how medications work and whether a person is likely to participate in a clinical trial. Read on to learn a little bit more about what you should know about making studies inclusive, accurate, and effective. Why Diversity Matters for Effective Clinical Research Diversity of.. READ MORE »

A Guide to Randomized Controlled Trials for Students in Clinical Research College

Students in clinical research programs know that randomized controlled trials are excellent for removing bias and ensuring no differences between participants.

Why Are Professionals with Clinical Research Training Investigating Sea Sponges?

Novel compounds found in sea sponges have shown promise for pharmaceutical applications. If you’re interested in clinical research training, learn more here.

Why People Take Part in Clinical Trials: An Overview for Students in Clinical Research Training

Clinical trials play a vital role in advancing medical and scientific research. They are a necessary step for developing new drugs or treatments and for better understanding specific illnesses. If you pursue a career in clinical research, you may find yourself helping out in a clinical study in a number of ways, such as by coordinating studies or by serving as a monitor on one. You may also find yourself wondering why people choose to volunteer for clinical studies. The truth is that every person who volunteers for a study is unique and they all have their own reasons for.. READ MORE »

Direct Patient Reporting and What it Means for Students in Clinical Research Training

Students in clinical research training should be aware of direct patient reporting and its impact on pharmacovigilance programs. Here’s what you need to know.

Discover the Clinical Research Trial that Could Pave the Way to a Cancer-Preventing Vaccine

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is a leading cause of death in countries all over the world. In 2012, over 14 million people worldwide were diagnosed with cancer. In addition, these rates are only expected to rise, as current projections estimate an increase of 68 per cent by 2030. Here in Canada, an average of 221 people die every day from cancer. Although there are efficient means of treatment which restrict and limit new growth, there is no current cure or completely preventative therapy. New research, however, indicates a possible breakthrough involving a universal vaccine. What to Know.. READ MORE »

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