After a generation of denial, research leaders are finally treating scientific fraud with the seriousness it deserves, says Colin Macilwain

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Pilot scheme results suggest families not given full information, and may impact on health policy and NHS services

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Humana, paid Chandler Regional $57k for the bill. The hospital has asked Marcie Edmonds for the balance of $25k. It’s unclear whether Chandler will agree to drop the entire balance, but the hospital apologized to Edmonds for any distress caused by the treatment cost.

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Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality will lead an effort with the Applied Physics Laboratory, Whiting School of Engineering & Berman Institute of Bioethics to design, implement & deploy an integrated set of interventions to reduce medical errors in ICUs

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John Geyman: “Even as we marvel at the latest advances in medical technology in this country, a dire and unacceptable consequence of these changes is already in plain sight — the loss of the patient as person in the process of our fragmented and dysfunctional health care “system.””

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The two adult stem cell scientists who are attempting to put a halt to US government funding of human embryonic stem cell research filed briefs today in a high-ranking US court that will hear oral arguments in the case in April

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The deputy director of the World Anti Doping Laboratory in Cologne says that painkillers fulfil all the requirements of a doping substance. He found that athletes in many fields are taking large quantities of these drugs both in and out of competition

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A new generation of bionics which can connect wirelessly with the nervous system and feel are under development. Animal tests have already been conducted in which devices are implanted directly into the nerve to process and transmit signals wirelessly to an external device

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