We live in an era where data is everywhere. It has transformed numerous domains such as advertising, engineering, finance, etc. While lot of these fields have already benefitted enormously by leveraging data for effective decision making, biomedical science is just … Read more
Below are the results of an opinion research study conducted on life-science and medical professionals (members of The Science Advisory Board), regarding the Zika virus outbreak and what it means for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
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New data from the 2016 Clinical Trial Overview (CTO), an opinion study of 1,000 published clinical trial scientists conducted by The Science Advisory Board, highlights flaws in the process of clinical trials from an insider’s perspective. To provide additional context, … Read more
Vitamin D is fat soluble and not found naturally in many foods. The best natural source is the flesh of fatty fish like salmon or fish liver oils. There is also some found naturally in select cheeses, beef liver, and … Read more
The Zika virus is contracted through mosquito bites, and is a single-stranded RNA virus, related to dengue, chikungunya, and west nile viruses. The Aedes aegypti, specifically is the mosquito able to transmit this virus and is found in the Southern … Read more
Wim Hof, nicknamed “Iceman”, is a Dutch man who can withstand extreme cold by being able to control his autonomic nervous system through his hypothalamus. Is he unique? Is he a superhuman? He claims that this ability can be learned, … Read more
The term placebo is a Latin word meaning “I shall be acceptable or pleasing’”, and describes a phenomenon in which an inert treatment/substance like sugar can improve a patient’s condition, because the patient believes it will help. Conversely, a negative … Read more