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09/11/2018 - 6:16pm

By James Love The United States, like other countries, uses the grant of legal monopolies as the incentive to reward successful R&D investments. The legal mechanisms are varied, and include most importantly patents on medical inventions, but also a variety … Continue reading →

09/11/2018 - 3:38pm

By James Toomey After his wife died, Tom, 83, lived with a caretaker. His daughter was worried. Tom wasn’t his old self. He was getting slower, repeated himself, didn’t seem to remember things that mattered. But when Adult Protective Services … Continue reading →

09/11/2018 - 11:31am

By Kihyun Kwon It was an eventful start to the morning. My attending saw the first patient, who voiced murder ideation towards her unfaithful husband. I imagined myself being taken aback in a troublesome situation like that. I was still in a state of shock when my patient arrived. The clinic schedule had no regard […]

09/11/2018 - 10:47am

Can CRISPR Resurrect Passenger Pigeons?

09/11/2018 - 10:28am

African swine fever (ASF), a deadly virus in pigs and wild boar, continues to spread in China and will almost certainly wreak havoc in other countries in Asia soon. That's the somber conclusion from a meeting of animal health experts organized by the United Nations's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Bangkok late last week

09/11/2018 - 10:20am

A man is suing a cryonics firm for allegedly not respecting his late father’s wishes—or contract—to have his entire body cryogenically preserved. Instead, the firm severed and stored the man’s head, sending his cremated remains to his son

09/11/2018 - 9:42am

Matt Arteaga, 51, is one of about 500 people who got sick this summer in an outbreak linked to McDonald's salads. The cause was a parasite, cyclospora

09/11/2018 - 7:11am

Book Launch: Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics September 5, 2018 12:00 PM Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B (2036) Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA In March 2018, Cambridge University Press will publish Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics. This … Continue reading →

09/10/2018 - 4:31pm

I’ll get right to the point. I’m not buying a pair of Nikes this week because I don’t need them.

But buying a pair of Nikes I don’t need would be almost as silly as burning a pair. I’ve already got a good pair of athletic shoes for running, and I’ve got a couple of nice pairs of sneakers for walking around town....

09/10/2018 - 12:25pm

Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D., the Health & Sex Editor for SheKnows Media and Adjunct Professor of Ethics at Fordham University, explains in her recent New York Times article, “Strategies for Long-Distance Caregiving,” that her biggest worries used to be politics, finances, and meeting work deadlines. Then her mother called and revealed she had been diagnosed with […]