October 21, 2013 3:24 pm
Smart people disagree about whether the SUPPORT study was ethical or safe. It turns out that a few more babies in the low-oxygen group died, and a few more babies in the high-oxygen group developed short-term eye disease.
October 18, 2013 5:41 pm
It was the 1950s, and Dr. Hudson was trying to prove that prostate cancer could be caught early and cured. But he did not warn the men he was recruiting that the biopsies to search for cancer could cause impotence and rectal tears.
October 18, 2013 5:39 pm
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health say the U.S. government shutdown greatly slowed their momentum, and it could take months to get experiments going again.
October 14, 2013 2:45 pm
As a national debate is launched on animal research, Robin McKie meets the London scientists whose work goes to the heart of an ethical controversy.
September 23, 2013 3:47 pm
An Austin, Texas woman with cancer hopes Twitter can help save her life. It’s part of her effort to pressure a pharmaceutical company into giving her an experimental drug. And now the battle is drawing some big-name support.
September 9, 2013 4:15 pm
In another sharp blow for researchers hoping to conduct clinical trials in India, a parliamentary panel has excoriated a U.S. nonprofit and its Indian partner for alleged ethical violations in a trial.
September 1, 2013 3:18 pm
Researchers found that a simple test had cut the rate of death from cervical cancer, but the study included a control group in which women were monitored but not screened or routinely treated.
August 27, 2013 1:03 pm
Two UC Davis neurosurgeons who intentionally infected three brain-cancer patients with bowel bacteria have resigned their posts after the university found they had “deliberately circumvented” internal policies. The surgeons maintain they were acting in the best interests of their desperately ill patients, whose prognoses for survival were poor.
August 26, 2013 12:56 pm
The inclusion of women, different racial and ethnic groups, and children is extremely important in clinical research to understand who is affected by a given disease or condition and to develop the appropriate treatments.
August 15, 2013 2:19 pm
In his opinion, Sugarman highlights the importance of considering and managing risk for the sexual partners of research subjects, and maintaining confidentiality as has been done.