All articles by Chloe Kent

Chloe Kent

Algae proteins and optogenetics: a vision of the future

The vision of a completely blind man has been partially restored using light-sensing proteins found in algae.

InSilicoTrials: accelerating the uptake of simulation in clinical research

Italian start-up InSilicoTrials is taking advantage of three EU-funded projects to accelerate the uptake of its simulation technology in the development of new medical devices and drugs. What could this could mean for the future of clinical trials?

Indian health ministry fast-tracks drug approvals with new clinical trial legislation

The Indian health ministry has announced that certain drugs approved for use in territories such as the EU and US will be automatically approved in India without a further native clinical trial taking place, in a bid to give patients faster access to new medicines.

DVD previews do not improve clinical trial recruitment, study finds

The inclusion of an audio-visual DVD presentation among study invitation materials does not improve recruitment to clinical trials, a study published in BMC Medical Research Methodology has revealed.

British universities must improve clinical trial reporting, says House of Commons

The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee has announced that UK universities could be brought in for questioning if they fail to improve the transparency of their clinical trial procedure.

Cancer patients with comorbid conditions less likely to enrol in trials

Cancer patients with comorbid disorders are less likely to be offered the opportunity to take part in a clinical trial, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology

EMA publishes revised guidelines on antibacterial drug development

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published revised guidelines on the development and evaluation of human medicines intended to treat bacterial infections.