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Clinical Research Practitioner of the Year

Clinical Research Practitioner of the Year

I’m absolutely delighted and the nomination actually covered a lot of the work a lot of people in opthamology all the thousands of people that we’ve recruited to clinical studies. It’s not just me, I led the team but the team itself had been absolutely fantastic. Well it certainly help me to keep going and […]

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Ketamine for Depression: Doc-to-Doc with Gerard Sanacora MD PhD

Ketamine for Depression: Doc-to-Doc with Gerard Sanacora MD PhD

Dr. Perry Wilson: In the year 2000, seven individuals suffering from major depression were part of a crossover study which suggested that ketamine was superior to placebo in terms of controlling depressive symptoms. Research in the area has grown rapidly with data suggesting that even one-time doses of the dissociative anesthetic may have significant benefit […]

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Ketamine and Depression: From Despair to Hope in Hours – Carlos Zarate, NIH Clinician Scientist

Ketamine and Depression: From Despair to Hope in Hours – Carlos Zarate, NIH Clinician Scientist

>>Could you tell me how you’ve been feeling lately?>>Pretty low.>>Pretty low? Could you say more about that?>>Well, I just feel sad all the time.>>I’m Carlos Zarate. I’m a Principal Investigator for the National Institute of Mental Health. And I study the pathophysiology, or the causes, of mental illness, especially depression and bipolar disorder. And our […]

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What is a Parkinson’s clinical trial?

What is a Parkinson’s clinical trial?

Clinical trials test the safety and effectiveness of new treatments They are divided into phases Each with a particular purpose Phase one – test the safety of the treatment in healthy volunteers Phase two – then check if the treatment is effective in people with the condition Phase three – look at the treatment in […]

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Considering Sex as a Biological Variable in Clinical Trials

Considering Sex as a Biological Variable in Clinical Trials

[DR. JANINE CLAYTON] The purpose of clinical research is to help understand how the human body works and how health and disease come about. So we want to understand what makes good health. [JAMIE GENTILLE] I think women’s participation in clinical trials is extremely important, because we have an entirely different set of issues; whatever […]

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DeSales University: What is Neuroscience?

DeSales University: What is Neuroscience?

Neuroscience is a fusion of biology and psychology where psychology looks at how organisms act and biology looks to understand how an organism is structured and how those structures work. Neuroscience focuses on the brain and spinal cord to figure out how the brain and spinal cord actually generates us to do things from motor […]

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