Author Archives: Marylyn Donahue

Trending: Wearables and Invisibles

I can’t help imagining the cocktail party of 2018 as a scene from one of those a low-budget sci-fi film aired late at night. Imagine: A living room packed with people too busy to chat with each other as they balance their drinks with one hand and monitor their sleeves of devices and smartphones with […]
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Dental Health: The Heart-Disease Puzzle’s Missing Piece?

“At least she has her teeth,” my grandmother would say when gossiping about a friend. My grandmother had none of her’s and took her dentures out every night and put them in a glass of water by her bed. Growing up it was clear to me that dental health did not afford the same import […]
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Do Oncology Trials Need PR?

Only 3% to 5% of cancer patients participate in clinical trials. Although oncology projects account for almost 31% of global projects, it remains the most difficult therapeutic area in which to conduct clinical trials.  Why, and what can be done to improve patient recruitment?
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The Baltic States: A Location for Your Next Clinical Trial

The Baltic States with its appropriate population size, sufficient infrastructure, and experienced and motivated investigators, make it an attractive choice for a clinical trial. In this article, Doatas Grina, Indre Tutlyte and Auudius Sveikata, PhD, that ran in the February 2013 issue of Applied Clinical Trials, presents a persuasive case for the area’s present desirability as well as […]
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Are You Aging Well? Ask Pfizer

I’ve just finished taking Pfizer’s #FOGO (Have A Fear of Getting Old?) test on getold.com. I passed with flying colors. The results assured me that I would have a hell of a time aging during these advancing years and that the last lap of my life would be a breeze. Why? I wonder. Was it […]
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