Archive for March, 2017

What are Biomarkers?

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Millions of dollars are being spent on research efforts to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.  These efforts are hampered by the inability to definitively identify who has early stage Alzheimer’s disease, or who might be in the pre-clinical phase of the disease.

As discussed in a previous blog, researchers who Read More…

What is a Clinical Trial, Anyway?

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The press reports the results of clinical trials, but the reports rarely explain what is involved in conducting a clinical trial.  Clinical trials test drugs on human subjects to determine if they are safe for humans to take, and whether they are effective in slowing, preventing or reversing the course of a disease.  Read More…

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