Clinical trials on trial

Poor standards in clinical trials waste time and money, and cost lives. Global cooperation is the only way to raise the bar.

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From lab to clinic

TRI director Masanori Fukushima says considering disease mechanisms are the key to providing medicines to ease the journey into old age

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Stem cell therapies demonstrating their potential

CD34 positive stem cells could be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions

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Living well to a hundred and beyond

The public were given a preview of therapies that promise to preserve the quality of life of people well into old age

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The harmony of standardized data

Translational and clinical research is hampered by the ‘dissonant notes’ of poor efficacy systems and a lack of data standards, claim researchers and policymakers. Fixing these problems can save lives.

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Launching a wealth of medical knowledge

An authoritative source of medical information for almost 120 years, the MSD manuals are now freely available online in Japanese

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Casting a wider net for big data benefits

Embracing big data promises to expand the knowledge brought by clinical trials and lead to safer therapies

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