From cycad roots, to cycad seeds, to flying foxes, to human brains. Ethnobotanist Paul Cox, PhD, is traveling the world, compiling evidence that cyanobacteria, even as it is sold as a health food, can cause ALS and other neurological diseases. Gulf War veterans may have been exposed as well.
The story of how journal editors, the clinical research community, and Big Pharma managed to work together to protect the public health, ensure the continued advance of medical science, and safeguard vital intellectual property.
What do physicians really think about the HITECH act, health IT stimulus incentives, and the government’s new role in their lives? Using the power of social media, we did a little research and asked MDNG readers to share their opinions, concerns, and advice.
You may have seen advertisements, or may already have been contacted by people who’ve promised to help you figure it all out so you can get your share of the stimulus money. Be wary.
Boris Rubinsky, professor of bioengineering and mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, explains his research using cell phone technology to reproduce medical imaging, which can then be transferred to a physician through his or her cell phone.