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the scientific investigation of a new treatment that has shown some benefit in animal or laboratory studies, but that has not yet been proven effective in humans.
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To claim that people should risk themselves, out of beneficence, to participate in a
The system essentially functions as a
in a test tube.
The efficacy of such a program would be easy to test in an educational
costing no more than a few million dollars.
The drug will be tested in a large multi-center
to see whether it meets its endpoints in humans.
They have conducted the largest
ever designed to compare talk therapy with chemical antidepressants.
Each is running a
of an aspiring drug.
Because of this, one of the alluring features of a
is that subjects are supplied with the test drug for free.
During her research, she found that data was wasted once a
The two problems appear to be related, and a new
reports that losing weight may help relieve incontinence.
But there was only one
to compare reserpine to a placebo with depressed patients.
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