Medical research aka clinical research perform tests and procedures in the laboratory. Development of a drug or treatment is created, and eventually tests are done with animals.
Once they are at a stage where there are no side effects or fatalities then choosing to move with the most promising experimental treatments into ‘clinical trials’ are planned. These are steps that are all conducted in ‘phases’, starting with research of molecules or elements, development of a drug then testing on animals.
Once testing is found safe with no harmful side effects, it then moves into the first phase with a small group of qualified people. Qualified people refers to those with specific health issues. So, let’s learn what are the latest 10 Experimental Medical Treatment Discoveries?
Begin with a Call – Out
The health team will continue delivering health care services, and the new treatments or tests ordered by the, or a team of Doctor(s) to measure and evaluate the outcome with help from qualified patients.
The team must first seek government ‘approval‘ to dispense the medications, and/or procedures. Volunteer patients safety is a mandatory priority.
A call-out for volunteers is made, usually for the latest promising medical drug or treatments. Would you volunteer or be willing to join a clinical trial with pay?
the 10 Experimental Medical Treatment Discoveries
- Canadian study discovers way to make ‘universal’ organs for all transplant recipients, 2022
A new first-of-its-kind study out of Canada has discovered a way to make “universal” organs that could be used in all transplant recipients regardless of their blood type. The proof-of-concept study has demonstrated the possibility of safely converting blood type in donor organs for transplantation, which would make the wait shorter for patients, but also decrease mortality. Read more.
- Experimental treatment helps patients hospitalized with COPD, 2021
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can no longer take in all the air they need. A research team investigated the use of hyaluronan a long-chain sugar that’s naturally secreted by many tissues, including within the lungs. Read more.
- This experimental drug could change the field of cancer research,2022
A tiny group of people just experienced something of a scientific miracle: their cancer simply vanished after an experimental treatment.The trial resulted in every single one of their tumors disappearing. Read more.
- Experimental Brain Cancer Treatment Is a Success, 2016
Using the immune system to beat cancer is quickly becoming a promising new strategy for battling tumors. A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine say that the same immuneotherapy that is successful against blood cancers also helped a patient with advanced brain cancer. Read more.
- How an experimental treatment beat a little girl’s cancer,2022
The first child ever to receive genetically-modified T cells. The experimental treatment cured her leukemia, and the success of her case has allowed all kinds of cellular therapies to be developed. Read more.
- Experimental approach to treating pancreatic cancer heralded as a success,2022
A new gene therapy shrank the tumors of a woman with pancreatic cancer. Researchers think it has the potential to benefit millions more people. Read more.
- Nasal cartilage relieves osteoarthritis in the knee, 2021
Cartilage cells from the nasal septum can help repair cartilage injuries in the knee — they can also withstand the chronic inflammatory tissue environment in osteoarthritis and even counteract the inflammation. Read more.
- Electrical zaps can ‘reawaken’ lost neural connections, helping paralyzed people walk again, 2022
Scientists identified specific spinal nerve cells that people likely need to regain the ability to walk after paralyzing injuries. Read more.
- Ebola vaccines in African countries successfully produced antibodies in kids and adults, 2022
The results of two randomized, placebo-controlled trials analyzing three Ebola vaccine administration strategies show promising results. Read more.
- In a 1st, baby’s heart defect successfully treated with injected stem cells, 2022
A baby underwent heart surgeries for a heart defect, and was the first child on record to receive a stem cell injection to patch his heart after surgery. Read more.
End Phase of the Trial
Clinical trials are carried out in two groups, and four phases. Think of it as going from small to large numbers of people.
If the outcomes, evaluations and follow-up evaluations are positive, the new drug or treatment is nationally accepted then there is no further testing needed. The trials are closed.
A new medication is government approved for public dispensing. Paid volunteers are an important factor to the success of this new drug or treatment. I’m grateful for their courage in taking the trial to give us new medical discoveries.
Learn to Explore your Interest
To start your own journey into entering a Cinical trial you can ask your doctor, or he may even ask if you’d be interested. Adults and children may qualify but it’s important to learn as much as possible about the trial.
Some clinical trials will Pay, and others may not. Do not be shy to ASK questions. The main goal is to test, and evaluate the outcomes of new medical treatments or medications.
I think the USA offers payment for clinical trials, and some may offer payment in Canada too. Again, don’t be shy to ask. It’s ok. No animals will be harmed. 🙂
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Extra Learning Resources
U.S. National Library of Medicine – Clinical Trials
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