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Kristine Chapman and Judy Illes: Stem cells claims are ahead of the science

Dr. Kristine Chapman and Core’s Dr. Judy Illes writes about the recent ads for stem-cell therapies and its implications to patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Click the title to read more.

People are searching for health information online, but is what they’re finding useful?

Most older adults are online, and many of them are using the internet to search for health-related information. But how easy to understand is the information they are finding, and who wrote it? Dr. Julie Robillard’s new research, published this week in the journal Gerontechnology (paywall) presents troubling insight… Click the title to read more.

Milestone anniversary for neuroethics brings change, partnerships, and greater influence

Since 2007, the National Core for Neuroethics has been an international leader in biomedical research ethics under the direction of Dr. Judy Illes, Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics. For more than a decade, Dr. Illes has been influential in shaping … Click the title to read more.

Governor General Julie Payette met with new Order of Canada & Order of British Columbia recipients

The Governor General Julie Payette met with new Order of Canada & Order of British Columbia recipients, including Core’s Dr. Judy Illes. Photo by: MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall https://www.gg.ca/gallery.aspx?ID=11787

Five ways to reduce the physical harms of smartphone use

Globe and Mail’s article on smartphone use quotes Core’s Dr. Peter B. Reiner. Click the title to read more.

CBC Radio’s The Current features Dr. Peter B. Reiner

CBC Radio’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti discusses the ethics of new (invasive) technologies that appear to improve memory with Core’s Dr. Peter B. Reiner. Listen to the conversation below (start at 31:20 mark).

Dr. Judy Illes featured in the #SupportTheReport campaign

Neuroethics Canada’s Dr. Judy Illes explains why she is participating in the #SupportTheReport campaign! Watch the video here: For more information on #SupportTheReport, visit: https://supportthereport.ca/

The Anniversary of the First Neuroethics Conference (No, Not That One)

The 15th anniversary of what is widely viewed as the first neuroethics conference, “Neuroethics: Mapping the Field” was celebrated in 2017. The meeting was held in San Francisco, organized by the University of California and Stanford, and sponsored by the Dana Foundation. Click the title to read more.

IEEE Pulse: Brain-Related Matters

Wherein lies the promise versus the hype, when discussing the latest in brain-related research and neurotechnology? Have we considered patient justice? Is actionable data actually available? Click the title to read more.

If morals came in the form of a pill, would we use them?

With sexual harassment and bullying dominating headlines, many people may be wondering what interventions the public would support to prevent immoral and harmful behaviours. Answering this question is the subject of a recent study led by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researcher Peter Reiner. Click the title to read more.