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Opening the doors on animal testing - BBC News

UK animal researchers have signed a pledge to be transparent about the nature of their experiments. In a film for BBC Newsnight, surgeon Gabriel Weston considers the pros and cons of testing and is given access to a medical research facility.  
BBC News
about 6 years ago
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How reliable are medical research checks? - BBC News

The controversy over recent statins papers reignited debate over the peer review system.  
BBC News
about 6 years ago
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BMA Podcast special - Dr Natalie Silvey

Natalie Silvey is a junior doctor and runs Twitter Journal Club. At this year's Annual Representative Meeting Natalie illustrated how she's used social media to create Twitter Journal Club, a peer-to-peer network that brings doctors together to get a better understanding of medical research.  
audioBoom
almost 6 years ago
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Translational Research: Lab Vs. Real World HIV Prevention

http://www.einstein.yu.edu - With the help of animations, Betsy Herold, M.D. shows why some drugs that prevented HIV and herpes transmission in the lab faile...  
YouTube
almost 6 years ago
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Treating Pediatric Rashes

Presented by Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Duke Clinical Research Institute.  
YouTube
over 5 years ago
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What’s the point of Abbott's medical research fund if we have no medical researchers? | Nick Talley

There’s no doubt Australia needs to invest more in medical research, but it’s more important to train enough doctors to become medical researchers  
the Guardian
over 5 years ago
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Translational Research: Lab Vs. Real World HIV Prevention

http://www.einstein.yu.edu - With the help of animations, Betsy Herold, M.D. shows why some drugs that prevented HIV and herpes transmission in the lab faile...  
YouTube
over 5 years ago
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Homeopathy is not an effective treatment for any health condition, report concludes

A large review by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council has reported that homeopathy is not an effective treatment for any health condition.1 It cautioned that “people who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments for which there is good evidence.”  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Is animal research sufficiently evidence based to be a cornerstone of biomedical research?

Public acceptance of the use of animals in biomedical research is conditional on it producing benefits for humans. Pandora Pound and Michael Bracken argue that the benefits remain unproved and may divert funds from research that is more relevant to doctors and their patients  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
Www.bmj
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Facemasks for the prevention of infection in healthcare and community settings

Facemasks are recommended for diseases transmitted through droplets and respirators for respiratory aerosols, yet recommendations and terminology vary between guidelines. The concepts of droplet and airborne transmission that are entrenched in clinical practice have recently been shown to be more complex than previously thought. Several randomised clinical trials of facemasks have been conducted in community and healthcare settings, using widely varying interventions, including mixed interventions (such as masks and handwashing), and diverse outcomes. Of the nine trials of facemasks identified in community settings, in all but one, facemasks were used for respiratory protection of well people. They found that facemasks and facemasks plus hand hygiene may prevent infection in community settings, subject to early use and compliance. Two trials in healthcare workers favoured respirators for clinical respiratory illness. The use of reusable cloth masks is widespread globally, particularly in Asia, which is an important region for emerging infections, but there is no clinical research to inform their use and most policies offer no guidance on them. Health economic analyses of facemasks are scarce and the few published cost effectiveness models do not use clinical efficacy data. The lack of research on facemasks and respirators is reflected in varied and sometimes conflicting policies and guidelines. Further research should focus on examining the efficacy of facemasks against specific infectious threats such as influenza and tuberculosis, assessing the efficacy of cloth masks, investigating common practices such as reuse of masks, assessing compliance, filling in policy gaps, and obtaining cost effectiveness data using clinical efficacy estimates.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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A timeline of inventions, discovery and medical research

Scroll through our interactive timeline of scientific discoveries and breakthroughs to see how far research has already brought us  
telegraph.co.uk
over 5 years ago
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WHO | WHO calls for increased transparency in medical research

WHO today issued a public statement calling for the disclosure of results from clinical trials for medical products, whatever the result.The move aims to ensure that decisions related to the safety and efficacy of vaccines, drugs and medical devices for use by populations are supported by the best available evidence.  
who.int
over 5 years ago
Www.bmj
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Facemasks for the prevention of infection in healthcare and community settings

Facemasks are recommended for diseases transmitted through droplets and respirators for respiratory aerosols, yet recommendations and terminology vary between guidelines. The concepts of droplet and airborne transmission that are entrenched in clinical practice have recently been shown to be more complex than previously thought. Several randomised clinical trials of facemasks have been conducted in community and healthcare settings, using widely varying interventions, including mixed interventions (such as masks and handwashing), and diverse outcomes. Of the nine trials of facemasks identified in community settings, in all but one, facemasks were used for respiratory protection of well people. They found that facemasks and facemasks plus hand hygiene may prevent infection in community settings, subject to early use and compliance. Two trials in healthcare workers favoured respirators for clinical respiratory illness. The use of reusable cloth masks is widespread globally, particularly in Asia, which is an important region for emerging infections, but there is no clinical research to inform their use and most policies offer no guidance on them. Health economic analyses of facemasks are scarce and the few published cost effectiveness models do not use clinical efficacy data. The lack of research on facemasks and respirators is reflected in varied and sometimes conflicting policies and guidelines. Further research should focus on examining the efficacy of facemasks against specific infectious threats such as influenza and tuberculosis, assessing the efficacy of cloth masks, investigating common practices such as reuse of masks, assessing compliance, filling in policy gaps, and obtaining cost effectiveness data using clinical efficacy estimates.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Is animal research sufficiently evidence based to be a cornerstone of biomedical research?

Public acceptance of the use of animals in biomedical research is conditional on it producing benefits for humans. Pandora Pound and Michael Bracken argue that the benefits remain unproved and may divert funds from research that is more relevant to doctors and their patients  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Mesothelioma survival more than doubles with radiation before surgery

Results of clinical research that treated mesothelioma with radiation before surgery show the three-year survival rate more than doubled for study participants afflicted with this deadly...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Brainy bones: new research reveals how our skeleton is a lot like our brain

Researchers from Monash University and St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne have used mathematical modelling combined with advanced imaging technology to calculate, for the...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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A new mouse model for the study of neurofibromatosis

The research group of the neurofibromatosis of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), the Institute of Biomedical Research of Bellvitge (IDIBELL) and the Institute of Medicicina Predictive...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Recruiting participants for research: Simple explanations, queries from doctors are best

While a debate was raging between scientists and government regulators on how best to explain to patients the risks of participating in clinical research studies that compare standardized...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago