April 14, 2016

A New Edition of Science and Engineering Ethics Is Now Available

Science and Engineering Ethics (vol. 22, no. 2, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “The Ethics of Big Data: Current and Foreseeable Issues in Biomedical Contexts” by Brent Daniel Mittelstadt and Luciano Floridi “Making Choices: Ethical Decisions in … Read More

April 12, 2016

Frightening Images Show the Insidious Way Zika Appears to Attack Babies’ Brains

(The Washington Post) – In one of the first studies that sheds light on exactly how Zika attacks, researcher Patricia Garcez of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro took human neural stem cells and infected them with virus taken from a Brazilian patient. Neural stem cells — … Read More

April 12, 2016

Beta Cells from Love Handles

(Eurekalert) – Researchers led by Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich’s Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel, have performed a feat that many specialists had until now held to be impossible: they have extracted … Read More

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