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The Proposed New FDA Rule Brings Changes To Informed Consent for Clinical Studies


The Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology website posted an important article about recent proposed changes by the FDA which may allow Institutional Review Boards (IRB) to waive or alter informed consent requirements for clinical studies that pose minimal risk to human participants. The conditions under which an IRB could do this are limited and detailed in the…

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FDA to revamp medtech cybersecurity — with your help


The FDA has announced it is taking additioanl steps to improve the security of Medical Devices. The agency will soon release a new draft of premarket guidance document with recommendations to combat growing security threats. “In addition, the agency announced multiple partnerships with manufacturers, hospitals and more — as well as the release of a…

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Efficiency, Transparency and Standardization: The Roadmap for Improved Data Collection in Medical Device Clinical Trials


MassDevice has written an excellent article outlining the benefits Medical Device Trials receive when using a Unified eClinical Suite. “Implementing a unified data platform for medical device trials can yield significant improvements in efficiency, transparency, and standardization, providing resource- and budget-strapped trial teams with accessible, more accurate data for faster, more informed decisions.” Read The…

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Cancer Immunotherapy Wins the 2018 Medicine Nobel Prize


James P. Allison of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University in Japan have won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for advances in harnessing the immune system to fight cancer. Read The Entire Article Here.

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Cancer Drug And Antidepressants Provide Clues For Treating Brain-eating Amoeba Infections


“Researchers have now identified three new molecular drug targets in Naegleria fowleri and a number of drugs that are able to inhibit the amoeba’s growth in a laboratory dish. Several of these drugs are already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for other uses, such as antifungal agents, the breast cancer drug tamoxifen…

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A Mere Drop of Blood Makes Skin Cells Line Up


“What happens to skin cells when they are confronted with blood? A team of researchers from Oslo University Hospital, led by Emma Lång and Stig Ove Bøe, performed experiments on blood-deprived cells that were subsequently exposed to blood serum. Remarkably, all the cells started to move and grow in the same direction as soon as…

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Body’s Own ‘bomb Squad’ Can Help Protect Against Brain Tumors


“Researchers have discovered how a molecule can help prevent certain types of brain tumors by recognizing and ‘disarming’ harmful proteins that cause them.” Read The Entire Article on the Science Daily Website

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