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Newswise: Scientists Publish ‘Call to Arms’ for Confidentiality Practices in Research

Article ID: 608153

Scientists Publish ‘Call to Arms’ for Confidentiality Practices in Research

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Rapid sharing of information among scientists has exciting potential for research but it also highlights the need to protect the confidentiality of human subjects and the well-being of endangered species, according to a new paper.

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25-Sep-2013 11:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 607589

Decades on, Bacterium’s Discovery Feted as Paragon of Basic Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Over time, the esoteric and sometimes downright strange quests of science have proven easy targets for politicians and others looking for perceived examples of waste in government — and a cheap headline.

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12-Sep-2013 12:00 PM EDT
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    4-Sep-2013 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 607139

Biology Texts Geared Toward Pre-Med Students, Analysis Finds

Ohio State University

College biology textbooks cater to the needs of pre-med majors and not those of the majority of students who take introductory science classes, a new study reveals.

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29-Aug-2013 1:45 PM EDT

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Newswise: Ethics Issues in HIV Cure Research
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    12-Aug-2013 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 606413

Ethics Issues in HIV Cure Research

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Johns Hopkins bioethicist and physician Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA, is author of an opinion on the crucial ethical considerations in HIV cure research.

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12-Aug-2013 10:00 AM EDT
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    23-Jul-2013 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 605543

How to Make Preclinical Animal Research More Effective

McGill University

Only 11% of drugs that enter clinical trials ultimately receive regulatory approval. One possible reason is flawed preclinical animal research. A new study led by McGill University researchers identifies key procedures believed to address threats to the validity of preclinical findings.

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18-Jul-2013 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 605140

Ethical Quandary About Vaccinations Sparked by Tension Between Parental Rights and Protecting Public Health

NYU Langone Health

Increased concerns about the perceived risk of vaccination, inconvenience, or religious tenets are leading more U.S. parents to opt-out of vaccinating their children. Parents are increasingly able to do so in states that have relatively simple procedures for immunization exemption, report researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in the July issue of Health Affairs. Some states, fearing a public health crisis, have responded by putting in place more burdensome procedures for parents of school-aged children to opt-out.

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8-Jul-2013 4:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Ethicists’ Behavior Not More Moral

Article ID: 603345

Ethicists’ Behavior Not More Moral

University of California, Riverside

Do ethicists engage in better moral behavior than other professors? The answer is no. Nor are they more likely than nonethicists to act according to values they espouse.

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21-May-2013 1:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 601095

VIDEO: Research Thrives Because of Clinical Trials

University of Kentucky

In this video, researchers describe the value of clinical trials for projects they are working surrounding everything from diabetes and drug addiction to trauma and lung cancer.

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1-Apr-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 600343

Dispelling the Many Myths About Clinical Trials

University of Kentucky

There are many myths when it comes to clinical trials. In this video, University of Kentucky researchers and participants dispel those myths to show how valuable clinical trials are to medical advancement.

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14-Mar-2013 8:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 600153

Penn Medicine Study Examines Health Providers’ Perspectives on ICD Deactivation In End-of-Life Situations

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Little is understood about physicians' views surrounding the ethical aspects of ICD deactivation in end-of-life situations, especially as it relates to other medical interventions and patient and family directives. New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has revealed that many electrophysiology practitioners believe ICD and pacemaker deactivation to be ethically distinct and that an ICD should not be deactivated without discussion with patients and families, even in the face of medical futility. The study results were reported today at the 2013 American College of Cardiology meeting in San Francisco.

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11-Mar-2013 12:45 PM EDT

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