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Genes do not act in isolation, and do their job by interacting in a network of genes and proteins. These networks are known as signalling pathways.
A patient group is an organisation set up to represent the views of patients and families around all issues relating to a condition, from diagnosis, care and management, and treatment. They are set up by patients, for patients.
Patient information sheet
Researchers must provide a patient information sheet to everyone they invite to take part in a research study, to ensure people can make an informed decision about this. The sheet explains what taking part will involve and should include details about:
The point of view that an analysis is conducted
A pharmaceutical company is a company that develops, produces, and markets drugs for use as medications.
The full set of an individual's observable characteristics reflecting genetic inheritance, genetic mutations, and environmental influences. Phenotypic data can include the results of clinical tests, scans, and descriptions.
A placebo is an inactive medicine which has no treatment value.
A press release is an essential communication tool that is used to get your message across to the media in one fell swoop. It follows the structure of a typical news story including relevant quotes and 5 Ws and 1 H (who? what? Where? When? Why? and how?). Whether you want to announce a fundraising event, launching an awareness campaign, promoting an accomplishment or engaging in any clinical trial/research programme, a press release can be used to get the right publicity.