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Silicon Valley Start-Up Hopes to Deliver Precision Cancer Medicine to Dogs – Scientific American

When pet dogs are diagnosed with cancer, they typically get surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation—that is, of course, if their owner opts to treat it. Now, a Silicon Valley startup wants to offer precision medicine instead—by recommending targeted therapies that are normally used to treat humans. For a price tag in the low four figures, depending… Read More »

American Doctor Flown To Nebraska Medical Center After Possible Ebola Exposure

An American doctor working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus, was recently flown to Nebraska Medical Center for further monitoring and evaluation, according to a statement from hospital officials. Nebraska Medical Center is Omaha, Nebraska. (Credit: Associated Press) Ongoing monitoring of the person is taking place… Read More »

American Medical Association lays out new policy to combat physician suicide requiring data collection by key accrediting bodies

The American Medical Association has adopted a new policy aimed at pinpointing patterns that could ultimately predict and prevent suicide among practicing physicians and medical students. The policy calls on the accrediting bodies for medical schools and residency training programs, specifically the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education,… Read More »

American scientist under investigation over ties to alleged genetic editing

Rice University has launched an investigating into one of its professors after reports surfaced that he is connected to alleged genetic editing in China that resulted in the birth of two babies with altered DNA. They announced the investigation Monday in the wake of reports that Dr. Michael Deem, a professor of biochemical and genetic… Read More »