Nearly two decades ago, in an attempt to increase funding for research on embryonic stem cells, scientists and patient-advocacy groups enlisted patients suffering from a range of debilitating diseases, from Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis.
Researchers from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio are exploring a possible link between metabolic defects and seizures. They determined that diet could influence susceptibility to seizures, and they have identified a common diabetes drug that could be useful in treating disorders such as epilepsy.
Dr. Stephen Krason, professor of political science and legal studies, writes about the significant happenings during and around the year 1965 and their long-term impact on our culture.
Different writers here and there have talked about 1965, fifty years ago, as a year of transition. It was a year in America when trends came into focus, culture was altered, and life changed—politically, socially, culturally, morally, and in the Catholic Church. Perhaps historian James T. Patterson provided the most detailed elaboration on these developments and their implication for the country in his bluntly titled book from a song of the time, The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America.
Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford when she was 19-years old to start her own company. Now 30, she is the CEO of an $8 billion corporation, Theranos. What Theranos does is test your blood, but not like you are used to with a technician taking several vials of blood from your arm. Theranos only needs a tiny drop taken from your finger. With that tiny drop of your blood they can do 1,000 tests, and at a tiny fraction of what you are charged today for those tests by the local hospital or laboratory.
Rod Dreher wrote about a prominent Belgian doctor and professor of medicine who boldly claims that the law in Belgium ought to authorize doctors to decide, without consulting the patient or their family, to euthanize anyone whom the doctor determines ought to be euthanized. Paraphrasing the Belgian doctor’s opinion, he writes, Doctors need the right to…