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02/13/2018 - 12:04pm

by Kate Zumach

There is an interesting trend in quantifying our everyday lives, turning tasks into data. It begs the question, what happens when we quantify our relationships? From conceptual sketches to the final illustration, there was a lot of emphasis on the topics of the quantified self movement. The viewer is shown autonomous characters who are releasing data into a neverending grid that is organizing and sorting this information. It also introduces the viewer to the third party in the relationship: technology.…

02/13/2018 - 11:38am

Many studies that link global warming to civil unrest are biased and exacerbate stigma about the developing world

02/13/2018 - 11:04am

California voters passed a law two years ago that allows terminally ill people to take lethal drugs to end their lives, but controversy is growing over a newer rule that effectively bans that option in the state’s eight veterans homes

02/13/2018 - 9:37am

By David Johnson Recently, the Association of American Medical Colleges announced that for the first time ever women comprised the majority of matriculants into US medical school programs.  This triggered a few thoughts of my own. In 2017, I debuted my Twitter account focusing on the history of medical regulation.  In the fall of that […]

02/13/2018 - 7:48am

Crimes of Passion: New Neuroscience vs. Old Doctrine February 14, 2018 12:00 PM Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West (2019) Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA On Valentine’s Day we celebrate love. But the criminal law often sees love and passion turned into … Continue reading →

02/13/2018 - 1:56am

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

A new medical school opening this fall in the University of Illinois system will focus on the tech revolution. The foundation of the school is technology and engineering and thus is selecting students with backgrounds in math, computers, and data science. They hope to train a new generation of clinicians who will “disrupt” how medicine is practiced. When the dean offered his vision of medicine practiced by the graduates, he described a scenario where patients talk to physicians through cell phones and where drones deliver diagnostic tools and treatments to your door.…

02/23/2018 - 11:04pm

(Spoiler alert: it’s not Detroit, and it’d be a relatively simple question if it weren’t for cancer.)

For example, and unsurprisingly, cities where high blood pressure is more frequent tend to see more strokes:...

02/12/2018 - 3:00pm

Here is a copy of my slides from today's presentation at the National Academy of Sciences workshop, "Physician-Assisted Death: Scanning the Landscape and Potential Approaches."

02/12/2018 - 3:00pm
Here is a copy of my slides from today's presentation at the National Academy of Sciences workshop, "Physician-Assisted Death: Scanning the Landscape and Potential Approaches."
02/12/2018 - 2:06pm

First, make sure the FDA stays involved