Tag Archives: biomedicine

What level of risk will be tolerated for interventions that are developed for treating “pre-diseased” patients?

Crossing the Biology to Pathobiology Threshold: Distinguishing Precision Health from Precision Medicine Event Flyer Diseases have long been defined by their symptoms, and therefore patients have typically been treated when they are symptomatic. However, through advances in “omics,” wearable sensors, … Continue reading

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Chapter from Dr. Fleck published in ‘Cancer Biomarkers: Ethics, Economics and Society’

A chapter from Center Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck has been published in the book Cancer Biomarkers: Ethics, Economics and Society, published by Megaloceros Press. Dr. Fleck’s chapter is titled “Just Caring: Precision Medicine, Cancer Biomarkers and Ethical Ambiguity.” The book is edited … Continue reading

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Watch every lecture from the 2013-2014 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

Reye’s Syndrome: A Medical Mystery and a Modern Dilemma This talk from Mark A. Largent, PhD, examines the history of Reye’s syndrome, the hunt to uncover its cause, and the debates that have emerged over last twenty years about the … Continue reading

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Lyman Briggs Instructor Sebastian Normandin, PhD, will discuss the healing potential of breath at February Brownbag

“Enlightened” Breath: Breathing and Biomedicine Event flyer: Normandin Flyer In his famous essay “What is Enlightenment” the philosopher Emmanuel Kant argued enlightenment consisted in “man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.” In his presentation, Dr. Normandin proposes that the same process is … Continue reading

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