Entries by Innovenn

What is it like to participate in a study?

Clinical trials are a key part of the foundation for creating life-saving advancements in health care that depend on the participation of volunteers from all walks of life. You may be a perfectly healthy person or someone battling cancer, but your participation in research is vital to new discoveries.

Rare disease apps need a boost

For people with rare diseases, there are far fewer applications for iPhones or Android-based mobile devices than those with the most common diseases, according to a 2013 study by Borja Martinez-Perez of the University of Valladolid, Spain, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, and simple web searches for internet apps.