clinical trial

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clinical trial

[¦klin·i·kəl ′trīl]
(medicine)
A research study used to find better ways to treat individuals with a specific disease, patients are evaluated after being administered a new treatment or drug.
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This document is described as a critical evaluation of the relevant scientific literature, clinical investigations or a combination of the two.
It's our privilege to partner with the MGH Institute, which offers one of the first Clinical Investigation programs in the country," said Pam Randhawa, vice president of marketing, Phase Forward.
In 2001, he was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
And his pioneering research, which includes landmark studies on cancer, vascular disease and other disorders, helped establish the field of clinical investigation and outcomes research.
The key importance of this study is that it was the largest clinical investigation of this kind ever to focus on contrast agents used for MRI," said Maravilla.
have published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that a treatment aimed at a mutant protein linked to some inherited forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) prolongs life in rats that show many features of the disease.

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