Tag: clinical research

Use of AI in Modern Day Drug Discovery

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In the rapidly evolving landscape of medical science and research, the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has proven to be a transformative force in the field of drug discovery. Traditional screening processes and the subsequent analysis of collected data are both time and capital intensive. However, with the rise of AI, there have been […]

The Stance of Academic Journals on the Use of AI

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With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT, there is now increased scrutiny for its implications for authorship and use in medical writing. As AI is likely to become an integral part of the research process, understanding how prominent medical journals view submissions involving the use of AI tools is of paramount […]

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 […]

Threats and Opportunities of Mega Journals

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What is the impact of large journals that regularly publish thousands of articles per year? Does it have any impact on the overall quality of research being published? Does it help advance the availability and publication of research? Journals that regularly publish thousands of articles are termed mega journals. Mega journals can be characterised by […]

4 Helpful Hints for Presenting Your Research Poster at a Conference

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That email has just hit your inbox…it’s from the conference you’ve been eager to get to – and yes! Your abstract has been accepted! A poster presentation! Now the work begins. Whether its your first poster, or your tenth, creating an effective poster can be hard work. Luckily, we have some tips to make the […]

Will AI Make Medical Writers Obsolete?

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This is the first blog in a series investigating the emerging and fast-changing role of AI in medical communications, the pharmaceutical industry, and healthcare. We will investigate the opportunities, drawbacks, and impact of this developing technology. Medical writers play a critical role in conveying scientific information in a variety of settings; from preparation of sales […]

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 […]

4 Tips on How to Write a Compelling Abstract for a Scientific Conference

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Ready to share your research at a medical conference, but struggling to craft the perfect abstract? Let’s unlock some of the secrets of writing a compelling abstract. Attending scientific conferences are a good opportunity to showcase your work and network with like-minded academics in your field. However, acceptance to present at a conference can be […]

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 […]

How to critically appraise clinical papers

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For medical writers, there is a lot of time spent wading through swathes of clinical papers to identify the landmark studies while filtering out the chuff. Its a tricky business, which requires a sound understanding of the study process. Here are a few useful resources for aspiring medical writers: The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) […]