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An error in placebo administration could stall phase II clinical trials for a new amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) treatment from Cytokinetics, Bloomberg News reports. The company announced that 58 "patients slated to receive the drug, called tirasemtiv, were instead given the placebo due to a computer...
Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF Medical Center, explains how the immersive nature of video games can be used to benefit medical disorders as a diagnostic, adaptive, and therapeutic tool. Read more about Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD. Filmed at Exponential Medicine, in...

Evidence-based Research

IVF Tied to Intellectual Disablity

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals a higher risk rate for intellectual disability in offspring conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF). The study used Swedish national health registers to track offspring born between 1982 and 2007. The study found that 1.5% of children...