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Need-to-Know Information about Clinical Trials

clinical trial patientWith about 15 clinical trials underway for inherited retinal diseases, and several more poised to begin in a few years, patients are eager to sign up for access to potential vision-saving therapies.
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The Power of Suggestion — Challenges of the Placebo Effect

A spoonful of placebo pillsIn the early 2000s, Harvard researcher Ted Kaptchuk collaborated with gastroenterologists on a placebo study of 262 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The participants were put into one of three groups.

The first cohort was told they were in a waiting line for an up-and-coming treatment and given little verbal support or additional information from the clinical practitioner.
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