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What CITI Program is Reading – September 6, 2023

“What CITI Program is Reading” is our biweekly blog series which highlights news articles curated by our staff and relevant to research, higher education, healthcare, technology, and more. Follow us on LinkedIn for upcoming editions and more information from CITI Program.

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FDA Consolidates, Revises Informed Consent Guidance; 2018 Common Rule Not Addressed Source: JD Supra Nearly nine years to the day the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft “information sheet” on informed consent. Read The Full Article
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Final Title IX rules likely to be pushed beyond October Source: Higher Ed Dive The Education Department hasn’t even sent its regulatory plans to the Office of Management and Budget, which can take up to 120 days to review them. Read The Full Article
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Science fiction in university labs? Source: The Monthly The case of UNSW and an “anti-cancer superdrug” highlights issues with self-regulation in universities about what constitutes research misconduct.

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Clinical trials in remote rainforests: how vital Ebola research in DRC enhances local expertise and infrastructure Source: Gavi In the heart of the equatorial rainforest lies the remote city of Boende, Democratic Republic of Congo. Nestled in 178 million hectares of rich biodiversity, it is home to thousands of people. Read The Full Article
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Obesity experts spotlight safety gap in clinical trials and drug labeling for people with obesity Source: GW Milken Institute School of Public Health Obesity experts spotlight safety gap in clinical trials and drug labeling for people with obesity. Read The Full Article
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Drug firms test medicines to halt Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear Source: STAT News Large clinical trials are now testing amyloid-clearing drugs in people without symptoms of Alzheimer’s to see if they can help prevent the disease.

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Grad student charged with 1st-degree murder in shooting of professor at UNC-Chapel Hill Source: The News & Observer Tailei Qi is accused of killing Zijie Yan, a UNC professor, according to court documents. The two worked on the same research team.

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Big data research poses new challenges to ethics committees Source: University World News A new study highlights the need for the training of research ethics committees in Sub-Saharan Africa tasked with reviewing data. Read The Full Article
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How scientists engineered a see-through squid with its brain in plain view Source: NPR A see-through squid is giving scientists an unprecedented view of the brain and other organs in a living animal. Read The Full Article
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Can cancer research shift its focus? Source: Nature Misdirected funds could be undermining efforts to improve patient outcomes in regions that need it most. Read The Full Article