European Commission publishes new documents regarding the Clinical Trials Regulation

Shortly after updating the related draft Questions and Answers document, the European Commission has published two new documents concerning the Clinical Trials Regulation (EU) 536/2014. The first document is an informed consent and patient recruitment procedure template. The second document is an updated clinical trial Application Form. 2. Recruitment and Informed consent procedure template This draft template was developed

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KU Leuven responds to allegations of scientific misconduct

KU Leuven has received allegations against one of its researchers regarding possible infringements of scientific integrity. The Commission on Scientific Integrity (CWI) at KU Leuven is looking into the matter. According to a report in De Tijd (paywall), university rector Luc Sels is to call together the Committee on Scientific Integrity following a number of complaints against

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FDA sends warning to companies for offering unapproved umbilical cord blood products that may put patients at risk

Liveyon Labs Inc. and Liveyon LLC warned that their stem cell products lack required FDA approval and represent a potential risk to the public health The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Liveyon Labs Inc. (Liveyon Labs) and Liveyon LLC, of Yorba Linda, California, and their presidents and chief executive officers, Roya Panah and John

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Science writers discuss public perceptions, misconceptions about science

Scientific research follows processes to validate, refute prior evidence Source The Badger Herald A panel of science writers and experts discussed the importance of understanding uncertainty in the scientific process at the Discovery Building Wednesday night.  The University of Wisconsin’s 2019 Science Writer in Residence Christie Aschwanden’s scientific journalism has appeared in FiveThirtyEight, the Washington Post,

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Elsevier and phactMI to develop new tool for medical data

Analytics firm Elsevier has teamed up with non-profit phactMI to develop a new solution for providing scientifically accurate information to healthcare professionals. The deal will leverage Elsevier’s Entellect life sciences platform to create a semantic search portal. Scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of this year, the new solution will facilitate rapid access to

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