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How Vaccinations Save Lives

Posted on September 15, 2020 in General

It’s always better to prevent a disease than to treat it. Vaccine prevent disease in the people who receive them. If enough people are vaccinated against a disease, then the disease cannot spread into their community. This is known as “Community Immunity.” Learn more..

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What is a Protocol?

Posted on August 25, 2020 in General

In order for every study to work appropriately and to answer a study specific question, every clinical trial must have a protocol. Learn more about protocols here.

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Placebo and Control Groups in Research

Posted on August 11, 2020 in General

Both placebos and controls are used in research studies to prevent the placebo effect, or the real or apparent improvement in a patient’s condition due to wishful thinking by the investigator or the patient. Learn more.

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Importance of Diaries in Research

Posted on July 27, 2020 in General

Volunteers are frequently asked to fill out diaries when participating in a study at Rochester Clinical Research. Study diaries are an important tool to collect important information for the study sponsor. Collecting this information accurately is very important for your safety and for the success of the trial. Diaries often times can be electronic (either […]

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Posted on June 15, 2020 in General

Past, Present and Future of Osteoarthritis Cartilage – a word most of us have heard, but what is it? Cartilage is the smooth, glossy cushion on the end of the bones that make up our knees. Cartilage is made up of proteins (primarily collagen) that gives it strength and resilience, which functions as a shock […]

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What are the Different Phases of Research?

Posted on April 28, 2020 in General

Clinical trials are conducted to collect information and data to find out if a specific drug or device is safe and effective. There are several phases of of research that are part of the approval process before the drug or device can be used by the general public. The first steps in research is developing […]

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Biometric Screening

Posted on April 13, 2020 in General

Have you heard the term biometric screening before? Now you have, and it might be in your best interest to schedule one of these screenings soon.

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How Vaccines Work

Posted on February 25, 2020 in General

Vaccines play an important role in keeping us healthy, by reducing the risk of infection. Read more on understanding vaccines and how they work.

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