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The clinical trial fact-checker

It all began over a decade ago when anesthetist John Carlisle and his colleagues were discussing results published by a Japanese researcher named Yoshitaka Fujii. Fujii performed a series of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to analyze the effects of medications which prevent patients from vomiting and having nausea after surgery.  Carlisle and his fellow anesthetist…

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Seeing is believing: Looking inside cancer via virtual reality

When Bill Hobbs, a 69-year-old semi-retired private equity firm partner and sailor from Dartmouth, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an uncommon but aggressive form of cancer inside his lungs last May, he kept his positivity and believed he could do something about it.  “My wife keeps wanting to know, ‘where’d I get it?’ I’ve got…