The data scientists at Facebook set out to learn if text-based, nonverbal/non-face-to-face interactions had similar effects. They asked: Do emotions remain contagious within digitally mediated settings?
I am convinced that one of the biggest impediments to finding cures for childhood cancer is the way we force our kids to fight. The regulatory and institutional red tape cause many parents not to enroll their children in clinical trials.
The FDA and the institutional review boards, rather than being impediments to patients gaining access to potentially life-saving drugs, must become a partner with patients. Regulatory impediments before parents must be eased.