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October 18, 2013
If the mutilated body of one of your research subjects is discovered in a blood-soaked bathroom, who should investigate the death? If you want to be cleared of blame, it’s useful if the investigation is led by a colleague from your own department.
October 15, 2013
Joseph J. Fins
October 8, 2013
In the current issue of the Hastings Center Report, two teams of physicians and ethicists at Penn State consider the ethics of using online research and social networking tools to learn more about a patient who came to them with a request for a prophyl...
October 2, 2013
September 26, 2013
“'The lower the caste,’ said Mr. Foster, ‘the shorter the oxygen.’ The first organ affected was the brain. After that the skeleton.” In Brave New World cognitive ability is carefully and intentionally bred out of the lowest rungs of society. ...
September 19, 2013
Smoking-related illnesses cost the United States hundreds of billions of dollars a year in health care expenditures and lost productivity, and claim hundreds of thousands of lives.” Given the enormous medical and economic toll of smoking, it is not s...
August 28, 2013
July 26, 2013
Lawrence O. Gostin
July 9, 2013
The institution of animal experimentation is a house of cards, and a stiff wind is blowing at last.
At a meeting last month about federal funding for science, former National Institutes of Health director Elias Zerhouni admitted that experimentin...
July 2, 2013
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s recent announcement that it would accept applications from Dreamers – young undocumented immigrants eligible for Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status – is an innovative and wel...
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