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Optogenetics: A Novel Technology With Questions Old and New
Optogenetics is a combination of genetics and optics to manipulate single neurons using pulses of light delivered to the brain via fiber optic threads.
Federal Medical Research Regulations Must Accommodate Modern Medicine
Ruth R. Faden
For the first time since they were passed in the 1970s, the federal government is considering making significant modifications to the regulations. One big question is: Should these revisions include ways for research to be better integrated into regular medical care?
Should Meat Be Sold With Warning Labels?
One Green Planet
In spite of ample evidence highlighting the problems with excessive meat consumption, physicians are not provided any specific guidance about counseling their patients on reducing meat consumption.
The Nazi Virus
Even as we were prosecuting Nazis at Nuremberg for their barbaric behavior, including their notorious medical experiments on death camp inmates, we were, it turns out, conducting our own medical experiments on a vulnerable and unsuspecting population.
The Ethical Imperative to Invest in Medical Technology
Helene Pavlov, M.D.
Fellow, American College of Radiology; Radiologist in Chief, H...
Technology is fascinating, and can be quite addictive, e.g. bigger, faster, more Apps, more color, more depth and, of course, more cost. How does this idea relate to medicine?
Torture in Health Care
Director of the health division, Human Rights Watch
Concerned About Coerced Abortions? Try Saying No to Cesarean Surgery
Lynn M. Paltrow
Founder and Executive Director, National Advocates for Pregnan...
The rise in cesarean surgery rates has not been accompanied by overall improvements in maternal or child health and creates risks to pregnant women and babies that do not exist with vaginal births.
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