Blog Posts (7)
September 20, 2016
by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.
Like many other new assistant professors across America, I spent the weeks before the beginning of the new fall semester in orientations covering everything from my university’s tenure requirements to how to fill out my health insurance forms to how to get a campus ID card.…
March 4, 2016
NIH vowed to move its research chimps from labs, but only 7 got safe haven in 2015 Nearly three years after the National Institutes of Health announced that hundreds of chimpanzees held for invasive medical experiments would be retired to a … Continue reading →
February 12, 2010
Texas nurse Anne Mitchell has won a victory for whistleblowers everywhere after being sued under Texas law for reporting the physician she worked for as being malpracticable using confidential information.…
June 5, 2009
Those of you loyal blog.bioethics.net followers may have noticed a new voice here this week. I have been remiss in introducing Emily Willingham, PhD, who has graciously agreed to joined blog.bioethics.net as a guest blogger.…
April 13, 2009
It would appear that I am not the only one who thinks that Marissa Evans, Nikolas Colton Evans’ mother, should not have been able to harvest her son’s sperm to ensure that she can have a grandchild.…
April 9, 2009
Really, this isn’t an SNL skit, I promise.
A woman’s 21-year-old son dies in a Texas bar fight. The bereaved mom wants the son’s clearly virile and tenacious genes to live on in the next generation and fights to have his sperm collected and stored so that someone may carry his seed.…
March 20, 2009
On Wednesday in the Houston Chronicle, John Robertson argues for changes to the law in the Republic of Texas that would allow for embryonic stem cell research.…
May 7, 2012 11:21 am
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Texas cannot ban Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds, at least until a lower court has a chance to hear formal arguments. A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Friday with a lower court that there’s sufficient evidence the state’s law preventing Planned Parenthood from participating in the Women’s Health Program is unconstitutional. The program provides basic health care and contraception to 130,000 poor women.
May 4, 2012 1:35 pm
To put it bluntly, should hospitals hire employees who are overweight? A hospital in Texas, Citizens Medical Center, has said that it is not going to hire anybody — doctors, health staff, nurses — who is overweight. For them, that means a body mass index of over 35 kg/m2; or in other words, for a 5’10” man, if you weigh more than about 250 lb, you wouldn’t get hired at this particular Texas facility.