ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

What are the leading causes of death in the world and can they be cured?

Posted by Monique Ellis

10/05/17 16:54

Following a survey carried out by the World Health Organisation (WHO), ProClinical has compiled a list of the top leading causes of death in the world. While some diseases are well known for causing high death rates worldwide, there are a few that may come as a surprise. It’s not all doom and gloom though, as the pharmaceutical industry is always striving to develop better treatments and cures for these deadly diseases. Find out more:

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Topics: Life sciences news, Clinical research, Top 10 list

Is there a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

Posted by Monique Ellis

26/04/17 15:30

Five million patients in the USA. Leading cause of death in the UK. The only disease in the global top 10 causes of death that cannot currently be cured or prevented. It’s no wonder that the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease remains a top priority for the pharmaceutical industry. The important question: will there ever be a cure for Alzheimer’s?

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Topics: Life sciences news, Clinical research

What does the future look like for people living with Parkinson's disease?

Posted by Monique Ellis

22/03/17 15:40

Seven out of ten leading causes of disability are caused by central nervous system (CNS) disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Parkinson’s is estimated to affect as many as 1 in 500 people, resulting in over 1.5 million people living with the condition in the USA alone. Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable renewal of efforts by the pharmaceutical industry to get a better understanding of this complex disease.

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Topics: Life sciences news

Multiple sclerosis: the disease and its future

Posted by Monique Ellis

22/12/16 15:09

Multiple sclerosis (MS), is one of the most mysterious illnesses we face today. Over the past few decades, pharmaceutical companies have made incredible advances in treatment for MS but are still unable to fully understand what causes it. Clinical research into finding better treatments and solving the mysteries of this disease are moving forward in leaps and bounds, so there is reason to believe that at some point, there may be a cure for MS.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Clinical research

Is there a cure for HIV and AIDS?

Posted by Monique Ellis

23/11/16 14:51

The past decade has seen many notable advances in the quest to successfully treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and recent progress suggests that a permanent cure for the disease may finally be in sight.

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Topics: Life sciences news

Life sciences and healthcare reform: Clinton vs Trump

Posted by Monique Ellis

12/10/16 12:30

In the run-up to the much anticipated US presidential elections in November 2016, there is much commotion over the widely different approaches that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have taken toward healthcare. The Democrat candidate Clinton promises to protect and expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and takes a strong stance on scientific research. The Republican candidate Trump vows to repeal the ACA as soon as he gets into office and aims to control prescription prices. Here’s a brief overview of the policies the candidates propose in regard to healthcare and life sciences.

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Topics: Life sciences news

Top selling vaccines in pharmaceutical history

Posted by Monique Ellis

14/09/16 14:02

If you were to ask people to name some of pharmaceuticals' top-selling products, many would go for drugs such as Viagra for erectile dysfunction, or Lipitor for high cholesterol. But they would all, in fact, be wrong as more of today’s top-sellers are now vaccines. 

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Topics: Life sciences news

Top 10 new medical technologies of 2016

Posted by Monique Ellis

07/09/16 09:21

Technology and medicine have gone hand and hand for many years. Consistent advances in pharmaceuticals and the medical field have saved millions of lives and improved many others. As the years pass by and technology continues to improve, there is no telling what advances will come next. Here are the top 10 new medical technologies in 2016.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Digital health, Top 10 blog

Top 10 pharmaceutical companies in 2016

Posted by Arjun Datta

31/08/16 10:00

With the number of pharmaceutical giants increasing every day, competition within the industry is fierce. However, there are ten companies that really stand out from the pack. These companies are consistently breaking records, administering new cures and creating new vaccines.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Top 10 blog

Brexit: The effect on the pharmaceutical job market

Posted by Arjun Datta

20/07/16 10:38

The UK's pharmaceutical jobs market and life sciences sector currently face a period of uncertainty following the country's vote to leave the European Union (EU) on the 23rd June. Already the pharma trade body, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), has warned of “immediate challenges” with regards to future investment, research and pharmaceutical jobs in the industry. However, although it is too early to say what exactly the repercussions of the decision to leave will be, the outlook is not all doom and gloom.

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Topics: Life sciences news

About this blog

ProClinical is one of the leading recruitment agencies in the life sciences sector. Blogs are written by ProClinical recruitment consultants and experts within the recruitment and life sciences industries. This blog features advice on finding new jobs and career planning, as well as life sciences news and hiring tips for employers.

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