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Article ID: 720072

Mounting Brain Organoid Research Reignites Ethical Debate

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

As research involving the transplantation of human “mini-brains”—known as brain organoids—into animals to study disease continues to expand, so do the ethical debates around the practice. A new paper published in Cell Stem Cell by researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Veterans Affairs sought to clarify the abilities of brain organoids and suggests an ethical framework that better defines and contextualizes these organoids and establishes thresholds for their use.

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3-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719887

Major North American and European Radiology Organizations Publish Statement on Ethics of AI in Radiology

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Experts in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology, from many of the world’s leading radiology, medical physics and imaging informatics groups, today published an aspirational statement to guide the development of AI in radiology.

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1-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Study Reveals Falsification Issues in Higher Education Hiring Processes

Article ID: 719798

Study Reveals Falsification Issues in Higher Education Hiring Processes

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

When concerns are expressed about distrust in science, they often focus on whether the public trusts research findings. A new study, however, explores a different dimension of trust. The study examined how researchers misrepresent their research accomplishments when applying for faculty jobs.

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30-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Education

Newswise: Benefits, Challenges to Using Film in Public Health Research

Article ID: 719563

Benefits, Challenges to Using Film in Public Health Research

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

To guide the emerging practice of using video as an integral part of the scientific process, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health scientists performed the first review of studies on use of film in public health research.

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25-Sep-2019 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718658

When Scientists Face an Angry Community

Ohio State University

A team of paleoclimatologists on a recent expedition to recover glacier ice in Peru encountered the anger of a local community, fueled by local politics that had nothing to do with science. Here's what happened next.

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9-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Most Patients Willing to Share Medical Records for Research Purposes

Article ID: 717844

Most Patients Willing to Share Medical Records for Research Purposes

University of California San Diego Health

In a survey, UC San Diego researchers report most patients are willing to share medical records for research purposes, with a few caveats.

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21-Aug-2019 4:15 PM EDT
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Newswise: Study Finds Lack of Racial Diversity in Cancer Drug Clinical Trials

Article ID: 717545

Study Finds Lack of Racial Diversity in Cancer Drug Clinical Trials

Baylor University

New research published this week in JAMA Oncology has found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs. It raises concerns about the effectiveness of cancer drugs in some patients, especially since genetic differences may affect how a patient responds to a drug.

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16-Aug-2019 12:45 PM EDT
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Newswise: Testosterone has a Complicated Relationship with Moral Reasoning, Study Finds

Article ID: 717477

Testosterone has a Complicated Relationship with Moral Reasoning, Study Finds

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Although some studies have linked high levels of testosterone to immoral behavior, a new study published in Nature Human Behaviour finds testosterone supplements actually made people more sensitive to moral norms, suggesting that testosterone’s influence on behavior is more complicated than previously thought.

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14-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 717088

Right or Left, Americans Value Hard Work to Achieve Success

Cornell University

Conservatives and liberals may agree on at least one thing: the importance of working hard in order to succeed.

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7-Aug-2019 11:25 AM EDT
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