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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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