The Mayo Clinic will store health data in Google's cloud and use its AI expertise to unearth insights. But Google has made mistakes before.
By generating new knowledge and fueling innovation, science provides solutions to national and global health challenges.
Health-related data is becoming more valuable, especially as research institutions and hospitals start using machine-learning to make sense of the growing volume of information. Sometimes, institutions join with private companies in the pharmaceutical or tech industry or share data with other researchers. While it’s impossible to predict all future uses of the data, participants should be aware of who might have access to their information, and how it will be protected to safeguard their privacy, ethicists said.
The apps are helping researchers gain access to a trove of information that could help them solve long-ignored issues, including birth control side effects and endometriosis diagnoses.
Most medical studies are wrong
It’s a fact that all studies are biased and flawed in their own unique ways. The truth usually lies somewhere in a flurry of research on the same question. This means real insights don't come by way of miraculous, one-off findings or divinely ordained eureka moments; they happen after a long, plodding process of vetting and repeating tests, and peer-to-peer discussion. The aim is to make sure findings are accurate and not the result of a quirk in one experiment or the biased crusade of a lone researcher.
There’s more than meets the eye — here are some tips to help avoid confusion.
One reason to care about whether clinical trial results are shared is that hundreds of thousands of patients have put themselves on the line as research subjects. We owe it to them not to let the information their participation enabled get stuck in a file drawer.
A new analysis estimates that for nearly half of clinical studies, data goes “missing” when published.
New initiatives aim to lessen the obstacles to finding useful treatments for children.
Scientists say it’s crucial to make long-term connections with study participants if they want to get the data they need
Experts disagree on who bears the burden of change. But there's clearly room for researchers, pharma companies, patients, and grant organizations to do their part.
The work of a scientist is often unglamorous. Behind every headline-making, cork-popping, blockbuster discovery, there are many lifetimes of work. And that work is often mundane. We’re talking drips-of-solution-into-a-Petri-dish mundane, maintaining-a-database mundane. Usually, nothing happens.
Scientific discovery costs money—quite a lot of it over time—and requires dogged commitment from the people devoted to advancing their fields. Now, the funding uncertainty that has chipped away at the nation’s scientific efforts for more than a decade is poised to get worse.
Indeed, so much data can be collected automatically and accurately via mobile phones—without participants or lab workers having to log it—that some scientists believe it will be easier to conduct and monitor many trials involving drugs or exercise in larger populations than have been examined up to now in conventional studies.
To bring clarity to these unsure times, FasterCures has compiled a list of issues critical to the future of medical innovation that we’ll be tracking over the coming year. While some issues will be closely linked with the people and policies of the new presidential administration, we think all will be important to continuing the progress toward faster cures and treatments.
Company’s app will enable it to test smartwatch’s ability to track irregular heart rhythms as part of a study with Stanford.
There’s a replication crisis in biomedicine—and no one even knows how deep it runs.
Research is medicine’s field of dreams from which we harvest new findings about the causes, treatment and prevention of disease. During the 20th century, the triumph of public health and medical interventions as a result of investments in research significantly improved the health and well being of people...
My go-to search engines for finding scientific literature are Google Scholar and PubMed. You can search key words, titles, authors, year, narrow by article type (review, patent, clinical study, research article etc).
They cannot agree on subsidies for low-income people under the Affordable Care Act or even how to extend funding for the broadly popular Children’s Health Insurance Program — two issues requiring urgent attention as Congress returns to work.
But a more exotic corner of the medical world has drawn rapturous agreement among Republicans and Democrats: the development of new treatments and cures through taxpayer-funded biomedical research.
Under new, expanded guidelines on clinical trials, scientists must register a larger portion of their research in a public online repository.
What it’s like to earn a living as a research subject in clinical trials.
Health care professionals make hundreds of decisions a day. A small fraction of them are based on evidence from rigorous clinical trials — that is, things we really know to be true. Unfortunately, most medical decisions are based on clinical opinion — an educated guess.
Folks who suffer a health issue, or are simply interested in participating in research are now carrying around a device that has the power to send relevant health information back to researchers in real time. (Or easily scheduled and reminded intervals!)
"Complexities of the menstrual cycle" are to blame.
Since there’s more science happening than could ever be funded by the government, maybe crowdfunding is an important tool to start these things off - Reid Rubsamen, M.D.
ResearchKit is an open source framework introduced by Apple that allows researchers and developers to create powerful apps for medical research. Easily create visual consent flows, real-time dynamic active tasks, and surveys using a variety of customizable modules that you can build upon and share with the community. And since ResearchKit works seamlessly with HealthKit, researchers can access even more relevant data for their studies — like daily step counts, calorie use, and heart rate.
The Research in progress blog delivers insights and opinion on developments at BMC and in the world of open access publishing. It’s also a place to read about peer review, new technological developments, and advice for researchers on navigating the publication of their work. We also share the thoughts of scientists on how research work is changing, and what that means for researchers today.
Our posts are written by staff, and a variety of guest bloggers.
Microryza is an online crowdfunding platform for research, where donors learn and share discoveries through updates in real-time. It's simple: Microryza gives donors the ability to discover a great research idea, support it with a contribution, and learn by connecting directly with the researcher.
FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, is an action tank, determined to remove barriers to medical progress. We have only one goal: to save lives as rapidly as possible. We work to improve the medical research system–so that we can speed up the time it takes to get important new medicines from discovery to patients.
Findacure is a charity that raises awareness and funds research into fundamental diseases: extreme and exceptional diseases that advance our understanding of medicine and help us discover potential new treatments.
Millions of Patients around the world are standing up and taking an active role in their health, including supporting the care innovations that matter most to them. MedStartr enables patients, doctors, institutions, partners, and investors to find and fund the best ideas in healthcare and bring them to life. Join us today!
Our mission is to speed up access to better treatments by making sure people are empowered with a knowledge of clinical trials and how to get involved, and are not alone in their journey to learn about, take part in, and partner with researchers to make trials a better experience, accessible, faster and more relevant.
ResearchMatch has a simple goal — to bring together two groups of people who are looking for one another: (1) people who are trying to find research studies, and (2) researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies. It is a free and secure registry that has been developed by major academic institutions across the country who want to involve you in the mission of helping today’s studies make a real difference for everyone’s health in the future.
We are a group of physicians that have developed a framework and rating system to evaluate therapies based on their patient-important benefits and harms as well as a system to evaluate diagnostics by patient sign, symptom, lab test or study. We only use the highest quality, evidence-based studies (frequently, but not always Cochrane Reviews), and we accept no outside funding or advertisements.
Here’s a selection of the 25 top clinical research blogs that will help you stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, topics and research breakthroughs...
The Internet's leading resources for Evidence-Based Medicine. Allowing users to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice
We are a charity that funds research into any type of cancer anywhere in the world.
We fund projects in the world’s best research institutions. Some of the world’s most diverse and unexpected projects. We fund world-renowned specialists and up and coming talent. We do all those things for one very good reason - to gain a global perspective. Because research doesn’t happen in isolation. The answers will not come from one scientist, in one lab, in one country.
BETs were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature.
BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research
At CenterWatch, our mission is to be the leading source of clinical trials information for both clinical research professionals and patients. To support our mission, we offer several professional, educational and informative services and resources from news and analysis on the industry to trial listings seeking study volunteers. For more information, click on the links below under the appropriate category.
ClinicalKey is the clinical search engine that thinks and works the way you do, making it easier to find and apply relevant knowledge.
Quintiles created ClinicalResearch.com to increase clinical research awareness, understanding and participation. Here you can find clinical research studies recruiting in your area and learn about advances in medical areas of interest to you.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Learn more About Clinical Studies and About This Site, including relevant History, Policies, and Laws.
Are scientific methods used to determine which drugs and procedures are best for treating diseases? The answers may surprise you.
Clinical Trial Results Educational Lecture Series - Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Annual Meeting. This CME program covers late breaking clinical trials, hot topics in cardiology, and unique disease management discussions.
The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Genamics JournalSeek is the largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the Internet. The database presently contains 93424 titles. Journal information includes the description, journal abbreviation, journal homepage link, subject category and ISSN.
The EU research and innovation magazine.
The JCI is the publication of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, an honor society of physician-scientists
The leading OPEN ACCESS* peer-reviewed transdisciplinary journal on health and health care in the Internet age.
JournalWATCH helps physicians and allied health professionals save time and stay informed by providing brief, clearly written, clinically focused perspectives on the medical developments that affect practice.
MedBioWorld is a premier online resource portal for professional medical and biotechnology information
International medical journal of experimental and clinical research.
The MIT Libraries promote discovery and enable learning and advancement of knowledge at MIT.
The National Center for Health Research analyzes and explains the latest research-based information that patients, policy makers, and the public can use to improve their own health and to develop better health programs and policies. The U.S. has the most expensive healthcare in the world, but we don’t live as long as men and women in Europe, Australia, or Canada.
NHGRI supports the development of resources and technology that will accelerate genome research and its application to human health. A critical part of the NHGRI mission continues to be the study of the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genome research. NHGRI also supports the training of investigators and the dissemination of genome information to the public and to health professionals.
The NIHR was established in 2006 under the government’s health research strategy, Best Research for Best Health. The goal was to create a health research system in which the NHS supported outstanding individuals, working in world-class facilities, conducting leading-edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.
The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and development.
Working with clients and partners, we provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services.
NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe.
OmniMedicalSearch.com was created to bring the best sources of medical information together on one comprehensive search platform to help make user research more thorough, practical and convenient.
PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Questia is the first online library that provides 24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. You can search each and every word of all of the books and journal articles in the collection.
Our mission is to connect the world of science and make research open to all.
Gateway to the best scientific research news sources.
Latest Health and Medicine News.
STAT!Ref is the premier healthcare e-source. A pioneer in software as a service (SaaS), STAT!Ref includes cross-searchable, full-text, top-tier titles in a breadth of healthcare disciplines from a wide variety of reputable authors, publishers and societies.
The Scientist reports on the most exciting discoveries and innovative trends across the spectrum of life science research.
Find articles in scholarly journals and magazines with these databases and indexes.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe.
UpToDate® is the premier evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care. By combining the latest clinical knowledge with cutting-edge technology, UpToDate changes the way clinicians practice medicine and has become an indispensable part of clinical workflows in institutions and practices worldwide.