Building Bridges Between Promise and Reality: The Road Ahead for Clinical Trials in 2019

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. Challenges faced by researchers trying to translate stem cell based therapies into real-life treatments could be likened to the 1969 lunar landing: Even though they're operating at a…

Trends in Ophthalmology Clinical Trials

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. From simple cell forms, the eye matures and develops into one of the most intricate sensory organs, capable of detecting, converting, and interpreting light signals, an exquisitely…

AAO 2018: The Art and Science of Ophthalmology

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. The theme of this year’s AAO conference – the event right now for all things ophthalmology -- is Art + Science. The science part is obvious in that practice is based in science,…

Veeva R&D Summit North America: A Window Into The Future

Joshua Elvert, Senior Business Development Manager at PRC Clinical, attended the 2018 Veeva R&D Summit in Philadelphia, PA, this week. Here is what he learned and why we believe this is an important summit for any clinical trial professionals…

World Alzheimer's Day: Progress and expectations against the Disease

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. Behind the outward cognitive warning signs of Alzheimer's disease -- decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills -- is a build-up of abnormal protein deposits that cause brain cells…

Boston Biotech Hub: The Biopharma Pipeline

Boston goes hand-in-hand with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, big name universities linked to the people behind everything from Arpanet to Facebook. Indeed, MIT helped to make the term technology part of our modern lexicon.…

"ALS is not an incurable disease. It is an underfunded one."

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. Many of us will remember the Facebook images of celebrities submitting to the shock of icy water poured over them to raise money for ALS research. Apart from its obvious viral quality…

Parkinson's Awareness Month: An Insider's Look at the State of Research

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. Parkinson's disease was first diagnosed two centuries ago. Today it ranks among the most common degenerative disorders. However, a resolution is stubbornly elusive, as is the case with…

New Pathways, New Solutions: Trends in Orthopedic Clinical Trials

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter. The old image of orthopedics is an outdated one. While the field still deals with broken bones, strained muscles and torn ligaments. the way that these orthopedic injuries are being…

Looking back: A year of change in Clinical Trials

By Angela Woodall, Healthcare and Environmental Reporter.   Looking back at 2017, a year of change in leadership, legislation, investment and innovation at almost every level, two events stand out. The first is the 21st Century Cures…