Study reveals racial disparities in clinical trial recruitment

Boston, Mass. – As electronic medical records (EMR) become ubiquitous in health care settings, scientists are increasingly turning to electronic-based recruitment methods to encourage participation in clinical trials. However, little is known about how this use of technology compares to more traditional clinical trial recruitment strategies, and some researchers worry that an overreliance on technology…

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How we age

It is well understood that mortality rates increase with age. Whether you live in Tokyo, rural Tennessee or the forests of Papua, New Guinea, the older you are, the more likely you are to succumb to any number of different ailments. But how, exactly, do our bodies weather with age, and to what extent do…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Health Officials Tiptoe Around Trump’s Vaccine Timeline

Here’s what you need to know: ImageAdm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health, center, arriving to testify before a House subcommittee on July 31.Credit…Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times Health officials sidestep questions about Trump’s timeline for ‘enough vaccines for every American by April.’ As the nation’s coronavirus death toll neared 200,000, top administration…

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AstraZeneca Releases Blueprints for Virus Vaccine Trial Amid Safety Scrutiny

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA facility in Anagni, Italy, that will assist in the production of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available.Credit…Vincenzo Pinto/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images After coming under fire for vaccine safety, AstraZeneca releases trial blueprints. AstraZeneca revealed details of its large coronavirus vaccine trial on Saturday, the third…

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