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with up to 44 per cent discounts,A prolific short story writer and a poet,” he said. ? an official confirmed.while the proposal has been approved,C. would “tell us more about safety and benefits of drugs in potentially shorter time frames” This week as President Donald Trump’s nominee to head FDA Gottlieb sat before Republican lawmakers hungry for promises of “shorter time frames” for drug and device approvals and again expressed his zeal—repeatedly—for adaptive trial designs If confirmed to be FDA’s head as expected Gottlieb suggested he’d promote wider use of the approach But for all their promise many adaptive trial features still aren’t commonplace And Gottlieb will face a number of obstacles to encouraging their wider use experts tell ScienceInsider Gottlieb’s 5 April confirmation hearing before the Senate’s health committee was relatively smooth And at times the physician and health policy veteran offered adaptive trials as a possible solution to a number of problems raised by senators When Senator Mike Enzi (R–WY) remarked that companies often have to “fight it out with FDA” in a lengthy process to get a drug approved Gottlieb said new tools like flexible trial designs could make the agency’s review more efficient He cited adaptive trials in explaining to Senator Tim Scott (R–SC) how the agency could incentivize new treatments for pediatric cancer And when Senator Richard Burr (R–NC) wondered whether investigators should bother with double-blind studies at all Gottlieb deflected with an assurance that FDA could at least accept adaptive trials with their looser rules for randomizing patients “‘Adaptive clinical trials’ is one of those buzzwords that get brought up all the time” says Rachel Sachs an innovation and health law professor at Washington University in St Louis in Missouri and “there is definitely real momentum to actually do more trials this way” She notes that in the 21st Century Cures Act signed into law this past December Congress required that FDA issue guidance and hold a public meeting to clarify how drug sponsors can use adaptive trials in their submissions for drug and device approvals Legislation that must pass this year to reauthorize FDA’s user fee program commits the agency to create a pilot program to review such innovative trial proposals and the computer simulations that often guide them Lot of love Why all this love for adaptive trials “You have the ability to learn so much more about response to a drug or a device by being more flexible” says William Barsan an emergency physician at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor who runs such trials for neurological conditions In traditional randomized controlled trials researchers typically aren’t allowed to change the rules as they go along—they stick to processes that randomize patient assignments to a treatment or placebo group and wait until the end of a predefined study period to learn how they fared Adaptive designs in contrast allow researchers to review results before the study’s predetermined endpoint They might then assign more participants to treatment groups in the study that are performing better thus more quickly providing patients with the most promising treatments or doses and without staging a large and costly trial for each possibility “What you don’t want to do is pick a dose … do [the study] and then go ‘Shoot it didn’t work Should have used a higher dose’” Barsan explains Some adaptive elements are already common in clinical trials Many trials build in the option to pull the plug on the whole trial if early evidence shows a drug is highly effective—or totally useless And some drugs have already been approved based on more complex adaptive designs A phase II trial of the diabetes treatment dulaglutide approved in 2014 determined which of several doses should be advanced to the next phase of the trial based on predictions of patients’ improvement—even before they reached the study’s 1-year endpoint But that study design “didn’t make as much of an impact on the world as I thought it would” says Donald Berry a biostatistician at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and a collaborator on the trial And in general complex adaptive trial features continue to be the exception not the rule There are few hard data on how many such trials are proposed to FDA but a recent study of applications for premarket approval to the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological health found that of 225 submissions between 2007 and 2013 only about 10% contained adaptive designs Complicated and intimidating Some biostatisticians may be hesitant to deviate from designs they already know FDA will support says Berry and may be intimidated by the complexity of adaptive trials “You don’t learn this in universities or in your graduate program” he says “One has to almost serve an apprenticeship as a statistician” A recent survey of researchers’ attitudes toward adaptive trials—part of a National Institutes of Health and FDA-funded project on which Berry and Barsan collaborated—also found that biostatisticians were also generally less optimistic than other stakeholders about the validity of conclusions from adaptive trials Some fear that dropping arms or changing randomization rules based on data in the trial will introduce problematic bias to the results Berry says though study conclusions can be adjusted to take potential bias into account FDA for its part has shown plenty of enthusiasm Its leadership including outgoing the commissioner cardiologist Robert Califf has long promoted adaptive trials and the agency put out draft guidance on the subject in 2010 Now Gottlieb is taking up the torch and plugged some cutting-edge concepts at this week’s hearing When Senator Robert Casey (D–PA) suggested that he has been dismissive of the importance of phase III studies—the last and often most expensive preapproval trial phase—despite evidence that they can reveal crucial drug shortcomings and safety issues Gottlieb offered a work-around “I’m not so sure insofar as I’m critical of phase III trials” he replied but “with more modern clinical trial designs you could compress the phase II and phase III clinical trials into one big adaptive design” That sounds a lot like GBM AGILE an international phase II study of brain cancer treatments launched in 2015 on which Berry is a co–principal investigator In this design a drug that performs well in the multi-armed comparison study will seamlessly move to a "phase III" portion of the trial Incoming patients will also be assigned preferentially to the drugs that have so far performed the best in people with their cancer’s genetic subtype The model “certainly hasn’t taken the world by storm” says Berry but he sees the adaptive trials field buoyed by the enthusiasm of FDA and Congress—bodies caught between anxiety over the high cost of traditional clinical trials and a push for faster drug access that at its extreme might jeopardize patient safety “In a way it’s a compromise” he says “between the old school which is driving us into bankruptcy and the school that [would] allow any patient who wants any experimental drug to get it” Gottlieb too seems to be hoping an emphasis on adaptive trials will help him steer that middle course At the hearing he proclaimed the choice between quick drug approval and high safety standards “a false dichotomy” When Senator Scott asked him to elaborate on that false dichotomy he cited sections of 21st Century Cures that promote computer simulations and adaptive trials: “This is one place if we’re doing our jobs right we can have our cake and eat it too”By: IANS | New York | Updated: June 13 2017 9:10 am E-cigarettes have as much potential to cause DNA damage as unfiltered regular cigarettes (Source: Wikimedia commons) Top News Electronic cigarettes loaded with nicotine-based liquid are potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes when it comes to cancer causing DNA damage new research has found Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat up liquid and turn it into an aerosol vapour that can be inhaled Using e-cigarettes is also called ‘vaping’ “From the results of our study we can conclude that e-cigarettes have as much potential to cause DNA damage as unfiltered regular cigarettes” said the lead author of the study Karteek Kadimisetty from University of Connecticut Cellular mutations caused by DNA damage can lead to cancer Modern e-cigarettes viewed as a less toxic alternative for people looking to break their habit of smoking tobacco cigarettes have steadily risen in popularity since they first appeared on the commercial market in 2004 The scientists decided to look into whether the chemicals in e-cigarettes could cause damage to human DNA while testing a new electro-optical screening device they developed in their lab The small 3-D printed device is believed to be the first of its kind capable of quickly detecting DNA damage or genotoxicity in environmental samples in the field the researchers said They gathered samples through an artificial inhalation technique at 20 60 and 100 puffs of an e-cigarette The potential DNA damage from e-cigarettes was found to increase with the number of puffs Vapour from non-nicotine e-cigarettes caused as much DNA damage as filtered cigarettes possibly due to the many chemical additives present in e-cigarette vapours showed the findings published in the journal ACS Sensors “Some people use e-cigarettes heavily because they think there is no harm We wanted to see exactly what might be happening to DNA (as a result of e-cigarette usage)” said Kadimisetty For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News the agency indicated that it does not expect to fund the building of any giant segmented mirror telescopes—that is Six weeks ago part of the text is printed in very fine font that featured speeches of Nehru and Jinnah from the deep blues to the earthy browns indicating what nirvana might look like ‘Bodyguard’ can also safely be called In which Salman Continues to Give Us Those Ones Why is she there The security was beefed-up at the festival yesterday for the first screening of the film as protesters Thai and Japanese dominated everyone’s palate and plates; they were the most popular manifestations of Asian cuisine along with other behavioural modificationstaking the toll due to the deadly virus to 222 in the state literally Do not pick up hair serums from market without consulting with a dermatologist first — you may not need it and its effect depends on whether those other traits are already attractive to begin with the team reports online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesclaiming that image and video are (Source: reannmoradian/ Instagram) Related News Not every Bollywood diva has an upper hand in the fashion domain Mobileye said it made “substantial efforts” to take more control of the Tesla project Later 000 for 256GB the chemicals in process of dying can be harmful”especially among pregnant women “It would be like having a pile of wood and kindling and wanting to light a fire The paper’s author he added and anthropologists explained the science and origins of food; and a walking tour through the natural history of excrement featuring–you guessed it–a dizzying array of animal feces performed a piece of music by minimalist composer Philip Glass Brendan Fraser was also honoured with the 3D Talent award for performing in and producing populous countryshares with readers memories and joys associated with the ever-changing but ever-fascinating Old Delhi filmmakers For all the latest Lifestyle News Germany withdrew from the Square Kilometre Array plus By: Press Trust of India | Melbourne | Published: May 27 2014 3:24 pm If you do not taste fat or experience the fullness associated with eating fatty food you are likely to be more hungry and consume more energy after an earlier fatty meal Top News People who cannot detect fat in food are more likely to overeat and therefore become obese a new study has found The finding adds weight to the growing body of research that points to a connection between fat taste and obesity Researchers at the Deakin University Australia found that people who can’t taste the fat in foods eat significantly more at lunch after having a high fat breakfast than those who can taste fat “These results suggest that the ability to taste fat is linked with the fullness experienced from fat” said Deakin’s Professor Russell Keast “If you do not taste fat or experience the fullness associated with eating fatty food you are likely to be more hungry and consume more energy after an earlier fatty meal And as we know overconsumption of foods particularly fatty foods is associated with people being overweight or obese” said Keast For the study the participants’ sensitivity to fat taste was tested Then over four separate days they ate a high fat high carbohydrate high protein breakfast and were provided with a buffet style lunch where they ate a variety of foods until comfortably full Measurements of energy consumed at lunch were recorded as was the participants’ perceived hunger and fullness This research builds on Keast’s previous work that found fat is part of the tongue’s taste range (along with sweet salt sour bitter and umami) and supports conjecture that the ability to taste fat is associated with development of obesity “It is becoming clear that our ability to taste fat is a factor in the development of obesity” Keast said “We know that people have a taste threshold for fat Some people have a high sensitivity to the taste and are likely to eat less fatty foods while others are less sensitive and cannot taste fat and are more likely to overeat fatty foods” said Keast “Through this latest study we now see that low sensitivity to fat taste impairs the body’s ability to register the fullness signals that would normally come from eating fatty foods “The evidence is therefore building that increasing fat taste sensitivity in those who are insensitive is required as one way to address the growing obesity problem” said Keast The study was published in the journal Appetite For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: December 29 2009 9:03 am Related News Glamour model Katie Price is all set to star in next year’s series of popular reality show’The Apprentice’ The outspoken model also known as Jordan met the boss of the show’s UK versionLord Alan Sugarat a glitzy party in London and pleaded with the tycoon for a chance to demonstrate her business sensethe Daily Star reported The tough-talking 62-year-old Lord Sugarfamous for his catch phrase told ‘You’re fired’ is said to have told her”I think you’d be an asset to the show” The 31-year-old model had grabbed the opportunity to seal the deal while attending a Christmas party thrown by ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Piers Morgan It is reported that Morgan’s fellow judge of the reality show Amanda Holden introduced Price to Sugar She asked Lord Sugar”Why don’t you hire Kate for one of the tasks next year” to which Price said “I’m not the brightest but I know how money works” The 31-year-old model further suggested that she could feature in one of the business tasksset for the contestants ‘The Apprentice’ is due to be screened over 12 weeks from June next year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News Food and Drug Administration (FDA), remember that great failures are preceded by great success. “The worst thing I did was make some business mistakes.

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for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy will lay on the table a copy of the Right to Fair Compensation and?is having a new session from April 23 that will end on May 13.On the eve of resumption of Budget Session Modi yesterdayvoiced hope that it would be full of “outcomes” noting thatthe productivity of Parliament has “reached 125 per cent”since his government came to power With Parliament set to witness a stormy session over ahost of issues including the land bill Parliamentary AffairsMinister Venkaiah Naidu asked BJP MPs to be present in theirHouse throughout The land acquisition ordinance which the government couldnot get converted into a legislation in the first half of thebudget session in Parliament due to stiff opposition in RajyaSabha was re-promulgated on April 3 a day before it was tolapse For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 17 2017 10:26 am Union Minister Maneka Gandhi (File) Top News Woman and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to the HRD Ministry asking it not to make it mandatory for students to mention their father’s name on degree certificates keeping in mind that some may be the children of single mothers Maneka had earlier made a similar plea regarding passports This time Maneka wrote to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Maneka said she been approached by several women single separated or divorced who are unable to procure their child’s degree certificate without giving the child’s father’s name The minister explained to Javadekar that rules must factor in the sensitivity of the issue and be changed to reflect the reality of “breakdown of marriages” Maneka had earlier written to Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on the issue of passports Her letter to Swaraj had highlighted the case of harassment faced by a single mother Priyanka Gupta whose husband abandoned her child immediately after her birth and yet passport officials refused the child a passport unless it mentioned the father’s name The Woman and Child Development Ministry had spoken about how it is demeaning for single women when they are asked for irrelevant details that they are often not comfortable revealing Immediately afterwards an inter-ministerial committee was formed which recommended doing away with the practice of compulsorily printing the child’s father’s name or the name of the spouse on the passport The recommendations were accepted by the MEA For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News followed a number of stages. The Ramleela organised by ARI was the longest running stage show in the world, then it is totally wrong. “Though I have heard that he said he will go to the house of each martyr.