A particular challenge in clinical trials is recruiting potential participants. According to author Cher Zavala, there is a clear need to improve study recruitment rates — and the best way to do this is to use a multifaceted approach.
Breast cancer surgeries can be quite painful, so a team at Houston Methodist West Hospital has worked to develop pain management protocols that help some patients while reducing the use of narcotics, Chron reports.
A newly identified genetic factor allows adult skin to repair itself like the skin of a newborn babe. The discovery by Washington State University researchers has implications for better skin wound treatment as well as preventing some of the aging process in skin, they suggest.