Philosophy & Ethics
- The Unknown Risks Of Animal Tissue Donation
A new article in The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics calls for a change in the regulations surrounding xenotransplantation, the transplanting of animal cells, tissues or organs into humans. Although few xenotransplantation procedures have been done to ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2007 - 2:55pm
- Germany's Embryo Protection Law Is 'Killing Embryos Rather Than Protecting Them'
Instead of preserving life, Germany’s embryo protection law has had the unintended consequence of increasing the number of foetuses killed after fertility treatment according to new figures presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryo ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2007 - 11:32am
- Who Should “Own” Genetic Information?
We all share our genetic make up with relatives, but should we also share ownership of the results of DNA analysis or should this knowledge be considered private? Dr Anneke Lucassen, a clinical geneticist at the University of Southampton, believes that if ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2007 - 1:56pm
- Mathematical Model Uncovers New Function In Embryo Development
The development of a living being is based on general laws written into the genetic code of each cell and which enable them to develop a specialist function, modifying the way they divide, their form and their behavior. These changes are coordinated throug ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 11 2007 - 1:36am
- Is G8 Putting Profits Before The World’s Poorest Children?
Only a quarter of the $1.5 billion donated by G8 leaders to eradicate disease among poor children will be spent on the costs of vaccines, while three-quarters will go to profits. G8 should instead negotiate the lowest, sustainable, non-profit price in orde ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 26 2007 - 5:34pm
- Texas Emergency Teams Get Flood Response Help From NASA
On July 3, a NASA aircraft equipped with a state-of-the-art sensor provided emergency response officials with critical soil moisture data for several regions across Texas that were threatened by flooding. NASA responded to the heavy rains and flooding in T ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 3 2007 - 5:40pm
- Sunspots Linked To Heavy Rains In East Africa
A new study reveals correlations between plentiful sunspots and periods of heavy rain in East Africa. Intense rainfall in the region often leads to flooding and disease outbreaks. The analysis by a team of U.S. and British researchers shows that unusually ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2007 - 2:04am
- Debate: Should Doctors Participate In Capital Punishment?
Nothing starts a debate in the medical community like death. Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, all controversial subjects; three anesthesiologists and a medical ethicist tackle the last one in a commentary and two editorials published in September& ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 4 2007 - 11:09am
- International Ethical Guidelines For Biobank Research Arrives
Medical researchers who want to use previously collected samples from biobanks in their research have to contend with guidelines and regulations from among various countries, making it extremely complicated to carry out major international studies. In the ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 14 2007 - 5:36pm
- Why can't we provide options for the authors to use God instead of Nature in publications
In biological sciences, the word nature is arbitrarily and profusely used to explain anything that do not have a clear explanation by known scientific methods. For example, when we explain characteristics of any organism, we mention that nature has provide ...
Blog Post - Dr. John T. Eapen - Jun 15 2014 - 9:47am