New method optimizes outcomes for subjects in comparison tests

Clinical trials of new drugs or devices face a problem that most empirical inquiries don't: They must not only provide clear data about toxicity and efficacy but also try to maximize the quality of treatment for all of the ...

New statistics methods for dose finding studies

Less than 0.02 per cent of potential active ingredients pass clinical tests and become commercially viable. However, it is possible that some candidates are rejected without good reason, suspects mathematician Prof Dr Holger ...

Nanotechnology takes on diabetes

(Phys.org) —A sensor which can be used to screen for diabetes in resource-poor settings has been developed by researchers and tested in diabetic patients, and will soon be field tested in sub-Saharan Africa.

New microchip sorts white blood cells from whole blood

Early in 2012, MIT scientists reported on the development of a postage stamp-sized microchip capable of sorting cells through a technique, known as cell rolling, that mimics a natural mechanism in the body. The device successfully ...

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