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The Challenges of Rare-Disease Research

By | September 1, 2016

With few resources and hesitant investors, basic scientists must rely on clinicians, patient advocates, and their own keen eye for biological connections.


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Cancer Be Damned

By | April 1, 2016

Teenager Lauren Bendesky turned her cancer diagnosis on its head, using herself as a research subject to test potential therapies.


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Clinical Silence

By | October 10, 2013

A study has shown that less than half of the outcomes of some clinical trials are publicly available.


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Pharma Moves Toward Transparency

By | July 29, 2013

The pharmaceutical industry has agreed to share data from clinical trials with researchers, patients, and the public.


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Global Alliance to Share Genomic Data

By | June 10, 2013

Leading medical and research centers around the world announce a plan to share massive amounts of genetic and clinical information.

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Building a Better Network

By | April 23, 2013

NIH Director Francis Collins and colleagues announce plans to create a health-care research network to connect patients, doctors, and clinical researchers.


image: Opinion: Text Mining in the Clinic

Opinion: Text Mining in the Clinic

By | April 1, 2013

Despite increasing use of electronic medical records, much patient data remains in text form, requiring text-mining techniques to make full use of patient information.


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Opinion: Unconventional Standards

By | March 13, 2013

Tailoring ethical oversight to participant-led research


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Networking Medicine

By | March 2, 2013

Although fully organized patient-run trials are still few and far between, patients are taking a more active role in clinical research.


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Do-It-Yourself Medicine

By | March 1, 2013

Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?


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