In recent years, hundreds of clinical trial investigations were performed using stem cell to treat common and life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. But till now, the only stem cell-based treatment routinely reviewed and approved by the U.S. FDA is hematopoietic (or blood) stem cell transplantation. The efficacy and safety of stem […]

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Designing clinical trials in psychiatry is challenging compared to a regular clinical trial. Clinicians and instructors have to handle participants who are mentally ill. They have to assume numerous factors before the clinical trial, where the main issue is taking informed consent, populations, measuring end-points, etc.  There are many ethical laws and criteria for designing […]

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Protection of human rights is paramount in clinical trials and clinical research should be designed and implemented ethically and scientifically. Clinical trial monitoring is an essential activity for quality assurance to ensure the protection of human rights, the reliability and transparency of the data collection process. What is clinical trial monitoring? Clinical trial monitoring is […]

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Clinical trials in rare diseases are more challenging than clinical trials in more frequent diseases for many factors such as the trial design, the number of patient populations available for recruitment, regulatory support, etc. Applying a perfect strategy for clinical development in rare diseases may help overcome these challenges and accelerate the drug development process […]

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Many people with rare diseases struggle to find the right diagnosis and right treatment for years. The lack of awareness about these conditions makes it much harder for them to get the right treatment. Rare Disease Day is all about raising awareness for rare diseases. And, this year, you can join these efforts too. The […]

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