Nancy Ryerson

You Searched for a Clinical Trial. Now What?

At Antidote, we talk a lot about how our search tool makes it easier to match with clinical trials you may qualify for. But what happens after you conduct your search? Read more

It’s a Promising Time for Parkinson’s Disease Research – Here’s Why

It's an exciting time to consider participating in Parkinson's research, says Katie Kopil, PhD, Director of Research Partnerships at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). Read more

7 Things You Need to Know If You Have Multiple Sclerosis

A multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis can feel overwhelming and isolating, especially if you don't know anyone else living with MS. While the neurodegenerative disease involves challenging symptoms, knowing what to expect and what resources you have available can help. Read more

How the American Kidney Fund Connects Patients with Research

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the top-ten causes of death in the United States – but 96% of people in its early stages don't even know they have it. Read more

9 Common Misconceptions about Clinical Trial Participation

At Antidote, our mission is to connect patients with medical research opportunities. But one phrase we hear often from patients goes something like this: "Medical research is great, but it's not for me." Read more

Rare Disease Day: Sometimes, Pulmonary Hypertension is the Right Diagnosis

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a type of high blood pressure in the lungs. A rare disease, PH is often misdiagnosed as asthma or COPD. Unfortunately, delays in diagnosis mean delays in treatment; sometimes, patients aren't diagnosed until they're in late stage disease – and by then, they have limited options. Read more

New Approaches to Cardiovascular Research Aim to Connect the Lab, Pharma Industry, and Patients

Despite decades of research, heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It’s clear that tackling cardiovascular disease requires a new approach. That’s why today, researchers and heart health advocates are taking on heart disease, stroke, and other conditions from a variety of angles, from exploring precision medicine to driving clinical ... Read more

Rare Disease Awareness Day: Understanding the Power of Diagnosis and Connection

February 28 is Rare Disease Awareness Day. Despite the name "rare," taken together, rare diseases are actually very common – 350 million people live with a rare disease worldwide. Read more

Clinical Trial Myths and Misconceptions: How to Tell Truth from Fiction

If you're considering joining a clinical trial, chances are you're also familiar with the common reasons patients choose not to participate. Read more

How Backpack Health Helps Patients Organize Complex Medical Needs and Connect with Research

At Antidote, our goal is to empower patients to connect with research and seek out the best treatments while learning more about their condition. Backpack Health, our newest partner, shares our mission and gives patients a way to lighten the load of living with a chronic disease in a simple, tangible way while connecting patients with research opportunities. Read more