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    16-Oct-2017 9:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 682482

GBSI BioPolicy Summit 2017 Explores the Laboratory of the Future and Technology’s Promising Impact on Reproducible Research

Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI)

Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) today brought top scientists and biomedical researchers together with science inventors and programmers to consider the laboratory of the future and explore how newly affordable and accessible digital tools, technologies and lab automation advances will increase reproducibility in preclinical research… and ultimately to accelerate the discovery of treatments and cures. GBSI’s 3rd BioPolicy Summit: “Improving Reproducibility of Research Through Digital Tools, Technologies and Laboratory Automation,” marked the first time the science tech community had brought their expertise to the reproducibility case.

6-Oct-2017 4:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 683013

Why Do So Many Nobel Prizes Go to Scientists Working on Fruit Flies?

Genetics Society of America

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young for their studies of the circadian clock in fruit flies. But their discoveries weren’t just insect idiosyncrasies—they held true across much of the living world, from animals to plants and even some bacteria. And, as many researchers building on their work have found, circadian rhythms have immense importance in human health.

16-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 682117

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Awarded Accreditation for Protecting Research Participants

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been awarded accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) at the September meeting of its Council on Accreditation. As the "gold seal," AAHRPP accreditation offers assurances—to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public—that Hackensack University Medical Center is focused first and foremost on excellence.

2-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 681893

Study Finds “Standard Care” Treatments in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Not Always Standard

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

As reported in JNCCN, a recent study by researchers at The University of Sydney found that 29% of breast cancer clinical trials lack control arms consistent with the standard of care.

27-Sep-2017 4:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 681728

Do You Really Need That MRI?

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Do you really need that MRI? Your doctor may order an MRI based on factors other than your actual medical need for imaging, researchers in UT Southwestern’s Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research found. Their study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that a physician’s prior image-ordering habits, as well as ownership of the equipment, were strong indicators of unnecessary imaging orders.

25-Sep-2017 3:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 680992

Scientists Want to Study Your Tweets; Is It Ethical?

University of Colorado Boulder

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and five other institutions are collaborating to explore legal, ethical, and privacy concerns surrounding a field of study so new it lacks ethical standards.

13-Sep-2017 7:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 677916

Research Reveals Gene Differences in Mouse Model Versus Humans

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Aspects of gene function in humans can be predicted by studies of the corresponding gene in mice, but new research findings have revealed important divergences between the species which scientists will need to understand better through further investigation.

5-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 680060

Penn Ethicist Proposes New Category for Psychiatric Patients to Justify Instances of Compulsory Treatment

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The “involuntary treatment” of unwilling psychiatric patients has long been accepted as necessary in some cases, for the sake of patients and society, though it can raise serious ethical concerns as well as legal barriers. In a Viewpoint essay published online today in JAMA, Dominic Sisti, PhD, an assistant professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, argues that some of the concerns about treating patients without their consent would be alleviated if the mental health profession recognized an important distinction among these cases.

24-Aug-2017 4:40 PM EDT

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