April 13, 2015

Hype Can Prevent Ethical Advancement of Neuroscience – Ethics Can Pave the Way for Productive Discourse

(Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues) – [On March 26], the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) released the second volume of its two-part response to President Obama’s request related to the Brain Research … Read More

April 3, 2015

Hopkins Faces $1B Lawsuit over Rule in Government Study That Gave Subjects STDs

(Baltimore Sun) – Nearly 800 former research subjects and their families filed a billion-dollar lawsuit Wednesday against the Johns Hopkins University, blaming the institution for its role in 1940s government experiments in Guatemala that infected hundreds with syphilis, gonorrhea and … Read More

March 31, 2015

Researchers Chafe at Halt of Psychiatric Trials

(Nature) – University of Minnesota psychiatrist Kathryn Cullen had just started recruiting volunteers for the first clinical trial of the anaesthetic ketamine against treatment-resistant depression in adolescents when the university’s administration stopped the study in its tracks. On 18 March … Read More

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