Category: Clinical

The under-representation of women in clinical trials

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Clinical trials are the cornerstone of evidence for new medical therapies. However, a persistent issue shadows the reputation of these medical advancements: the under-representation of women in clinical trials. A short history on women in medical research For too long, there was an assumption that no fundamental difference existed between men and women, other than […]

Can you hear me? Giving patients a voice in medical publications

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Gone are the days when patients were mere passive recipients of medical decisions! Today, patients are active participants in their healthcare journey and seeking information and involvement in decision-making. This shift has not only reshaped patient care but also impacted how medical information is communicated. Traditionally, medical publications and updates on trends have been authored […]

Oral insulins: Recent advances and potential revolution in diabetes management

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Insulin, discovered in 1921 and first used in 1922, has been a crucial component of diabetes management. Over the past century, numerous innovations have emerged in the insulin field, including the transition from animal-derived to human and human analogue insulins, as well as advancements in insulin administration methods, such as the shift from syringes to […]

Can gut bacteria influence the risk of developing diabetes?

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The gut microbiome has been receiving increasing attention over the last decade. It has been described as one of the key elements contributing to the regulation of host health due to its role in a number of health conditions including obesity, liver disease, immunity and even mental health. Now, research has identified the role of gut microbiota […]

Recent advances in asthma management

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Asthma affected an estimated 262 million people in 2019 and caused 455,000 deaths. It is categorised by chronic airway inflammation of the lungs, with associated respiratory symptoms including, shortness of breath, wheezing, cough and chest tightness.1,2 In recent years, there has been significant progress in understanding the pathophysiology and treatment of asthma. However, globally it […]

Autism and the gut microbiome: What’s the link?

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a “neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by deficits in social communication and the presence of restricted interests and repetitive behaviours.” Although ASD affects 1 in 100 children globally, the exact causes of ASD have yet to be fully understood. Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are common in ASD patients and cause significant morbidity. Researchers […]

Success factors in academic-industry collaborations for research commercialisation

Academia and industry are two significant pillars which are essential for wider progress and development in society. While academia is largely concerned with the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, industry focuses on the application of knowledge to generate innovative solutions addressing the needs of (and subsequently improving) the lives of people. While these two pillars […]

Using AI systems to screen for breast cancer

Using AI to screen for breast cancer

Using artificial intelligence (AI) software and systems to diagnose breast cancer – this is no longer an idea, way off in the distant future. Oncologists and radiologists around the world now have the opportunity to partner with and benefit from AI. A 2022 large-scale, retrospective observational study* investigated the potential use and effectiveness of using […]

Oncology research: four ways a medical writer can improve your chances of publication

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With manuscript acceptance rates in leading oncology journals as low as 15% and rates in mid-impact journals at ~50%, the nature of research publication in the field of oncology is becoming increasingly competitive. It is now harder than ever to get your research published and your voice heard; however, working with a professional medical writer […]