Tag Archives: Clinical

Mesmerising Science: The Franklin Commission and the Modern Clinical Trial

— By Urte Laukaityte Benjamin Franklin, magnetic trees, and erotically-charged séances — Urte Laukaityte on how a craze for sessions of “animal magnetism” in late 18th-century Paris led to the randomised placebo-controlled and double-blind clinical trials we know and love today. Patients, mostly women, are sitting around a large wooden tub filled with magnetic water,… Read More »

Ochsner integrates healthcare innovation into clinical workflows

Ochsner Health System is scaling healthcare innovation by integrating new technology and models of care into clinical workflows that improve patient outcomes through impactful interventions. At the center of these efforts is an innovation lab and accelerator—called innovationOchsner—established in 2015 to identify and validate promising technologies and solutions to solve some of healthcare’s most pressing… Read More »

Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s blood test almost ‘usable in routine clinical care’

New research shows that a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease accurately detected levels of beta-amyloid protein in all stages of the condition, approaching “a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.” Doctors could soon use a simple blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s. The brain changes that lead to the… Read More »

First 3-parent baby born in clinical trial to treat infertility

3-parent techniques were developed to help mothers avoid passing on mitochondrial disease to their childrenSPL/Getty Images By Helen Thomson A Greek woman has given birth to a baby boy using a controversial technique that combines DNA from three people, in the first clinical trial of its kind to treat infertility. The boy was born on… Read More »