A couple of days ago, I spoke with reporter Bradley J. Fikes about an interesting, new study “ClinicalTrials.gov, stem cells and ‘pay-to-participate’ clinical studies” (by Leigh Turner, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics). The paper describes how businesses use the public website ClinicalTrials.gov to recruit participants for unapproved stem cell interventions. This is […]
Don’t miss the excellent post “Professors, We Need You” by Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) in the New York Times. Kristof explores various reasons and examples as to why scholars are not more influential in today’s society. I believe that academic research institutions could be key to addressing this issue if they provided the infrastructure, training, and incentives in support of […]
New report confirms that the internet and web have been a plus for society, especially for individual users.