Experts explain how this will affect the public, researchers, and the publishing industry.
Dr. Stanley Nelson explains how orphan disease research has progressed in the last few decades and why a cure isn’t always the goal.
Most forms of cancer have a built-in constituency of patients, loved ones, and concerned others. Lung cancer patients, instead, are often blamed for their own disease because of its frequent connection with smoking. Patients are often isolated, and research dollars lag behind other, less common cancer killers.
Only about a third of research subjects in clinical studies are women this results in poor understanding of how new drugs work on women.
Only about a third of research subjects in clinical studies are women. In basic research on animals and cells, female models are even more poorly represented. This results in poor understanding of how new drugs work on women and occasional drug recalls when major side effects are discovered after the fact. Experts discuss why such an imbalance occurs, its …