Blog Posts (42)
April 19, 2013
David Magnus, Ph.D.
John Lantos, MD weighs in on the SUPPORT study. He points out that the work of self-appointed “watch-dogs” such as Public Citizen and the Alliance for Human Research Protection are a danger to bioethics.…
April 18, 2013
David Magnus, Ph.D.
The New England Journal of Medicine ‘s web site has the early publication of an editorial about the controversy over the SUPPORT study of oxygen saturation levels in premature infants.…
February 19, 2013
Maurice Bernstein, M.D.
When does a doctor’s treatment of a patient become medical or surgical research? If what the doctor does is a standard and accepted method of therapy using proven medications or surgical techniques and represents nothing novel then at first glance what is occurring cannot be designated as research or can it?…
December 14, 2012
Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.
Joining the long line of examples of concerning human subjects research experiments is a profile in The New Yorker (December 17).…
September 1, 2012
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February 10, 2012
A recent study conducted by Emory University School of Medicine found that therapeutic misconception is alive and well in Phase I cancer research.…
November 3, 2011
This month’s issue of The American Journal of Bioethics is now available online. Research ethics is featured prominently in this issue with Rosamond Rhodes et al arguing for a new category of research risk and an article about the recruitment of research participants.…
October 4, 2011
When an investigational agent is being studied by pharma, is there an ethical responsibility to disclose the findings of that research, even if the agent is no longer being studied or being brought to market?…
June 13, 2011
With Captain America: The First Avenger not due to release in theaters for more than 6 weeks, the hype is pretty astonishing.…
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July 10, 2014 4:02 pm
Whatever good and bad things about Facebook there are, however, there’s one thing that I never expected the company to be engaging in, and that’s unethical human subjects research.
July 2, 2014 3:36 pm
Facebook’s News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world.
July 2, 2014 3:33 pm
Serious complications related to vaccines are very rare, and there is no evidence that immunizations cause autism, according to an analysis of 67 research studies.
June 30, 2014 6:13 pm
Elena Cattaneo and Gilberto Corbellini are among the academics working to protect patients from questionable stem-cell therapies. Here, they share their experiences and opinions of the long, hard fight for evidence to prevail.
June 23, 2014 1:53 pm
When the US diagnostics giant Myriad Genetics had its legal monopoly on breast-cancer gene testing eliminated one year ago, the company still retained an enormous edge over competitors.
June 4, 2014 2:07 pm
A Japanese researcher accused of fabricating scientific results originally hailed as a breakthrough in stem cell research has agreed to retract two papers, deepening doubts about her “game- changing” findings.
May 28, 2014 2:35 pm
With Silicon Valley blazing on as number one hot spot for high tech and the Bay Area claiming the same for biotech, it makes sense that Stanford, sitting there mid-peninsula basking in all that brilliance, should command a leading role in bioinformatics.
May 19, 2014 2:46 pm
Colorado, Missouri and Louisiana are poised to become the first states in the nation to give terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs without the blessing of the Food and Drug Administration, setting the stage for what could be a lengthy battle over who should decide whether a drug is too risky to try.
May 14, 2014 5:15 pm
Amid growing evidence that many drugs are not as effective in women as in men, the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday warned scientists that they must take steps to alter longstanding basic research methods.
April 23, 2014 1:46 pm
The provocative question of how “big data” will affect medicine and patient privacy is getting a lot of attention at the National Institutes of Health.
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