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medtronic and open science in ethical perspective

Via Karan Chhabra at Project Millenial, two meta-analyses have been published in the Annals of Medicine reviewing patient-level data from Medtronics’ clinical trials of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2).  This is a drug intended to be used after spinal … Continue reading

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when research carries a benefit

It can be great to recruit for research studies that may benefit their subjects, and I’m involved in several right now. I suspect that this is because “children are not just little adults” and many medical advances that have been … Continue reading

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doing empathy

Like a stereotypical researcher, I don’t always intuitively “get” people.  I need to think through what they’ll want, often using analogies and for a long time, before I’m ready to talk to them. Or I could just become an expert … Continue reading

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ethics in publication, ethics in experimentation

Researchers and medical professionals have numerous ethical codes governing, or at least guiding our work.  Some, like the Hippocratic Oath and human research subject protections are widely known, while other areas of our ethical practice may be determined by our … Continue reading

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