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From Wil Wheaton’s blog (yes, that Wil Wheaton) comes the fabulous news that Guinness? Is good for you! According to a new study out of the University of Wisconsin, drinking a pint of Guinness a day gives the same healthy-heart benefits as an aspirin a day (keeps the heart attack away). Apparently something in Guinness […]

A portable dialysis machine has somewhat successfully completed its first clinical trial, raising hopes for many that one day, dialysis will not be a three day a week intensive at a clinic, but instead, a continual process occurring 24 hours a day. In other words, a small and portable external kidney. As anyone who is […]

A video followup to the posts about glowing cats: -Kelly Hills [cross-posted to the Women's Bioethics Blog] Originally posted at the American Journal of Bioethics Editors Blog.

In the news today is the announcement that South Koreans have cloned cats with altered fluorescence proteins (RFP). The idea is to be able to eventually develop treatments for human genetic diseases. Researchers are also suggesting that other uses for this technology will include rescuing species from near-extinction. And, as an added side bonus, the […]

Over at the Women’s Bioethics Blog, Linda has reprinted Chicago bioethicist Timothy Murphy’s spoof on the Jeff Foxworthy “you know you might be a redneck if…” joke. Some of them hit scarily close to home. My personal favourite? You know you might be a bioethicist if “a reporter calls to ask you about a breaking […]

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