The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest global healthcare crisis of our generation, presenting enormous challenges to medical research, including clinical
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
A COVID-19 vaccine needs the public's trust – and it's risky to cut corners on clinical trials, as Russia is
As Russia fast tracks a coronavirus vaccine, scientists worry about skipped safety checks – and the potential fallout for trust in vaccines if something ends up going wrong.
Aug. 12, 2020 • ~7 min
A ‘pill on a string’ test can identify ten times more people with Barrett’s oesophagus than the usual GP route, after results from a 3-year trial were
July 30, 2020 • ~6 min
"These interim results are very encouraging," says Evan Anderson of a COVID-19 vaccine in a phase 1 clinical trial.
July 20, 2020 • ~5 min
Of the roughly 1,500 COVID-19 research studies registered on clinicaltrials.gov, only a handful currently report collecting data on ethnicity. That's a problem.
June 24, 2020 • ~4 min
The FDA has sped up its approval process for coronavirus treatments, creating a new division to expedite the regulatory process. But is safety being sidelined for speed?
June 10, 2020 • ~10 min
Drugs and vaccines to fight the coronavirus are already in clinical trials. It is important to understand the difference between each step in this process as efforts to fight COVID-19 continue.
June 2, 2020 • ~8 min
Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: A new review of several studies shows flaws in research and no benefit
Our expert assessed all the controlled studies so far on hydroxychloroquine. His findings may surprise you.
May 28, 2020 • ~7 min
The only way to know if a medical treatment actually works is with a randomized-controlled trial.
May 13, 2020 • ~6 min
A century old therapy is being tested on patients with COVID-19.
May 12, 2020 • ~7 min