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# Clinical Trial

Last year
Growing number of Irish people willing to take part in clinical trials
According to a nationwide survey, 60% of people would be willing to take part in a clinical trial – up from 48% in 2020.
All time
# Clinical Trial
Experts have 'concerns' about Rotunda trial involving induction of healthy first-time mothers
The trial is focused on home induction of women with uncomplicated pregnancies.
The trial aims to assess two different methods of induction for healthy first-time mothers at 39 weeks pregnant.
Concerns have been raised about the way in which information on the trial is being presented to pregnant people.
The trial began in November 2020 and 86 women have so far taken part, Orla Dwyer reports.
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Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'
# Oxford
Candidates receive first injections in coronavirus vaccine trial
Researchers from the University of Oxford administered the first doses today.
# Queen's University
Belfast researchers launch clinical trial for Covid-19 patients using umbilical cord cells
The trial is being led by professors at Queen’s University, Belfast.
# male contraception
Researchers in Scotland need men to trial a male contraceptive gel
Previous trials have shown some success
# early access
Call for Irish breast cancer patients to take part in new drug trial
The 50 Irish patients will join almost 5,000 taking part worldwide on the trial.
# lifesavers
Man who had stroke while driving through Port Tunnel saved by new clinical trial
Paul Lambe benefited from a rollout of new Irish research that is tackling cancer, strokes and health crises.
# Walk on
'Like getting my leg back': Amputees walk more freely with new prosthesis
A clinical trial in a north London hospital shows big improvements for patients with above the knee amputations.
# Thalidomide
Thalidomide makers issue first ever apology to victims
Campaigners born with serious physical disabilities because of the drug have described the apology as “meaningless” as the company has not admitted any liability.
# Stroke
€5m investment for Galway company
Neuravi has secured the investment which will help it to hire more staff and start clinical trials on its device.