Monthly Archives: June 2017

Doctors vocation 

The most recent spring semester Benjamin Rush Institute (BRI) lectures at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM) focused philosophically on a doctor’s vocation. In Dr. Jason Eberl’s lecture, “The Hippocratic Oath: Still Ethically Valid?” attendees learned about the implications of taking an oath, and then applied those implications to the Hippocratic Oath, and other […]

Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever

By JOSH KATZ JUNE 5, 2017 New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year. AKRON, Ohio — Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York […]

How Humans Are Shaping Our Own Evolution

Like other species, we are the products of millions of years of adaptation. Now we’re taking matters into our own hands.     By D.T. Max Illustrations by Owen Freeman This story appears in the April 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. When I met the cyborg Neil Harbisson, in Barcelona, he looked like any […]

IMA

To, Prime Minister of India/ Health Minister of India/ Dr. Jitendra Singh, State Minister PMO/ Others Respected Sir, Greetings from Indian Medical Association! IMA is a representative of collective consciousness of over 3 lakh doctors spread over 30 State branches and 1700 Local branches and is present in almost every district of the country. It […]

NEW MESH ELECTRONICS, SHOWN HERE EMERGING FROM THE TIP OF A SYRINGE, COULD ONE DAY BE IMPLANTED DIRECTLY INTO THE BRAIN.

Lieber Research Group, Harvard University GORY DETAILS A Blog by Erika Engelhaupt Injecting Electronics Into Brain Not as Freaky as it Sounds  POSTED MON, 06/8/2015 No need to wait for the cyborg future—it’s already here. Adding to a growing list of electronics that can be implanted in the body, scientists are working to perfect the ultimate […]

THE GO-TO GENE SEQUENCING MACHINE WITH VERY STRANGE RESULTS

AUTHOR: MEGAN MOLTENI. MEGAN MOLTENI SCIENCE DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04.20.17. 04.20.17  TIME OF PUBLICATION: 7:00 AM. 7:00 AM The HiSeq 4000ILLUMINA WHEN BIOLOGIST RAHUL Sinha started his first independent research project at Stanford last January, he had a single-minded goal. He had just completed his post-doc in the lab of Irv Weissman, the Stanford biologist […]

Union Ministry Bans 32 Medical Colleges

Today at 1:30 PM   The news regarding undergraduate medical studies in India is again in controversy. Union health ministry has banned 32 private medical colleges from admitting students for two years, overruling a Supreme Court panel that had cleared their alleged substandard facilities. In May 2016, the Supreme Court appointed a three-member Oversight Committee […]

The Rehab Racket: The Way We Treat Addiction Is a Costly, Dangerous Mess

MotherJones Ryan Rogers was a 28-year-old alcoholic who entered a posh rehab facility to stop drinking; 17 days later he was dead. JOHN HILL MAY/JUNE 2015 ISSUE Illustration: Max-O-Matic On December 30, 2012, as part of a series called Drugged, the National Geographic Channel aired an hourlong documentary about a 28-year-old named Ryan Rogers. It […]

A 9,000-Year Love Affair: How a Passion for Alcohol May Be Part of Our DNA

       Alcohol isn’t just a mind-altering drink: It has been a prime mover of human culture from the beginning, fueling the development of arts, language, and religion.FOOD + DRINKANDREW CURRY, BRIAN FINKE | POSTED ON: MARCH 1, 2017 Share this on WhatsApp   Beer and other alcoholic beverages are “important to human culture” […]