HPV and the New Velocity Clinical Research HPV Vaccine Clinical Trial

HPV Overview With over 100 known variants and no known cure, the human papillomavirus (HPV) infects the skin or moist areas of the body, resulting in warts, unusual growths or sores. Most HPV cases lead to mild infections, but some can cause cervical and other cancers in both women and men. HPV is very common, infecting more than 3 million …

Influenza History and Vaccine…Plus a Clinical Trial at Velocity Clinical Research

Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection which can present with symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening, including cough, runny nose, congestion, fever, headaches, body aches, chills, fatigue, weakness and loss of appetite. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may also be experienced, but these are symptoms more typical to children. The flu is an airborne virus easily spread by simply talking …

Pandemic vs. Epidemic

Although the word “epidemic” is frequently used today in casual conversation to describe anything to the point of excess in which it becomes negative, such as our all too common cell phone addictions, too much plastic surgery and the very serious issue of opioid abuse. In truth, the origin of the word “epidemic” is medical. It can be traced all …

Questions Frequently Asked Pertaining to Clinical Trials

If you are considering playing a vital role in the advancement of medicine and medical technology by embarking on your first experience as a clinical trial volunteer, you most likely have a few questions about clinical research and the clinical trial process. For your convenience, the medical and research professionals at Velocity Clinical Research have put together a list of …

Two Types of Medical Research: Observational and Clinical

According to the National Institute of Health, the types of medical studies performed by researchers are separated into two main categories – observational studies and clinical studies. A medical observational study is much like it sounds. It is the study by a researcher through observation. In an observational study, individuals are studied without experiments or new test treatments. They are …

Summer Events in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is a town chock-full of friendly locals, welcoming venues and amazing events that visitors can enjoy throughout the year; and the summer months are a particularly fun time of year to put all that to the test!  They (and by “they,” I mean all of those lucky travelers who have set foot on Flagler Avenue) always say, …

AI-powered Innovations in Clinical Research

We are transforming the world of clinical research through artificial intelligence-powered technology…reducing clinical trial times, increasing clinical trial productivity and success rates, and improving costs; all of which result in greater advancements in medicine. Since clinical trials are the path to ensuring the efficacy and safety of new treatments and medications, it behooves us to incorporate the power of artificial …