Using Twitter can help physicians be better prepared to answer questions from their patients, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia. The study, presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), finds more and more health care professionals are embracing social media. Read more…
Core’s Dr. Judy Illes writes an opinion for The Vancouver Sun on Gordie Howe’s recent pursuit of stem cell treatment abroad and how this impacts research and informed choice. To read more on No Miracle Therapy for Stroke, click here.
Dr. Julie Robillard talks about gene therapy research and the importance of two-way communication in health research.
Core’s Dr Julie Robillard discusses the ethics of health information online and its credibility.
Core’s Dr. Peter Reiner featured in an article by Science News on DIY ‘head zappers’. Read more here.
Podcast: The validity of tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s (La validité des tests pour diagnostiquer l’Alzheimer)
Core’s Dr. Julie Robillard interviewed on online health info for Alzheimer at CBC’s Phare Ouest on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Click here to listen. http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/phare_ouest/2014-2015/archives.asp?date=2014-09-18
“Cognitive enhancement is more complicated than it seems at first blush…” – Core’s Dr. Peter Reiner on the ethical implications of cognitive enhancement at the recent Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues Meeting (Aug 20, 2014). Click here to read the full summary of the session, Ethical Considerations in Cognitive Enhancement.
Young researchers from the National Core for Neuroethics at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health talked to Science Magazine about challenging ethical questions facing young investigators. Shelly Benjaminy, Karen Jacob, Cody Lo and Nina Di Pietro discussed issues ranging from patient understanding of new medical technologies to the use of drugs to enhance brain […]
CKNW-AM980’s the Bill Good Show interviews Core’s Dr. Peter B. Reiner on ‘smart’ drugs. — SHOULD WE ALL BE TAKING “SMART” DRUGS? The technical terms is “nootropics” but they’re also known as “smart drugs.” Supplements that purport to boost your brain power beyond its natural sluggishness and inspire you to new heights of focus and […]
Members of the Core’s responses on the question “What is the most challenging ethical question facing young investigators in your field? How should it be addressed?” featured at Science Magazine’s NextGen’s VOICES.