Recent News Coverage of Unit Members

October 13, 2018. When scientists want their data fudged and why you should care, CBC


October 4, 2018. Les cobayes de Sainte-Justine, Des chercheurs ont bâclé une étude clinique sur des enfants, Radio Canada


August 27, 2018. In Psychology And Other Social Sciences, Many Studies Fail The Reproducibility Test, 91.3WESM


June 6, 2018. Warning: Don’t Try This Biohacking at HomeBloomberg


April 29, 2018. 'Synthetic' human embryos are on the horizon, but ethics surrounding them are complicated, National Post


April 25, 2018, Cancer centers sell out science when they advertise clinical trials as treatment. STAT


April 16 2018. Are Clinical Trials Being Oversold to Cancer Patients?, Med Scape


April 13, 2018, Study questions animal efficacy data behind trials, Science


April 5, 2018, Clinical trials may be based on flimsy animal data, Science


March 26, 2018, Mom fears losing access to experimental drug that helped daughter after study ends, National Post


February 20, 2018, New study raises questions about early-stage cancer therapies for children, STAT News


February 19, 2018, Mice are mini-humans and the moon is made of cheese, The Medical Republic.


January 16, 2018, Biggest Hits – PLOS Biology in the Media in 2017, PLoS, 


January 23, 2018, Scientists Don’t Fear a New Crispr Snag, Bloomberg News


January 22, 2018. How well can you predict the outcome of clinical trials? Not as well as you may think, STAT


January 20, 2018. Should we let the crowd fund Canadian science if no one else will?, CBC News


August 14, 2017. Abortion access in Nova Scotia among worst in Canada: advocates, The Globe and Mail


July 4, 2017. Scientists Are Not So Hot at Predicting Which Cancer Studies Will Succeed, NPR


June 29, 2017. Cancer scientist may overestimate reliability of mouse studies, Reuters


May 5, 2017. Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished, The Scientist


March 2, 2017. Analysis: The ethics of safe injection, CTV Montreal


February 8, 2017. Why opioid overdose deaths seem to happen in spurts, CNN


January 30, 2017. After trial death and before Trump change, a call for drug approval reform, CNN


January 30, 2017. Des essais cliniques inutiles, La Presse


January 13, 2017. Questionable “Young Blood” Transfusions Offered in U.S. as Anti-Aging Remedy, MIT Technology Review


December 8, 2016. A Death and Other Adverse Events in French Drug Trial Raise Questions About Testing Safety and Ethics, Neurology Today


November 2, 2016. Researcher challenges the idea of scientific neutrality at UCLA talk, Daily Bruin


October 2016. From “Personalized” to “Precision” Medicine: The Ethical and Social Implications of Rhetorical Reform in Genomic Medicine, Hastings Centre Report.


September 24, 2016. Des effets secondaires des médicaments restent absents des publications scientifiques, Le Devoir


August 30, 2016. Nick King and colleagues ask "Has the Increase in Disability Insurance Participation Contributed to Increased Opioid-Related Mortality?” in Annals of Internal Medicine.”


August 1, 2016. Brunswick woman taking gamble that stem cells will restore vision, Portland Press Herald


July 12, 2016. Is Most Clinical Research Useless?, Canadian Medical Association Journal


March 22, 2016 After Infecting Pregnant Monkey With Zika, Scientists Wait for Backlash. KQED Science


October 14, 2015. How 74 years of flawed experiments ‘hampered’ cancer fight. The Scotsman


October 13, 2015. Poorly designed animal experiments in the spotlight. Nature


Interview with Jonathan Kimmelman:  Patient-funded clinical trials may do more harm than good.... The Current (CBC), August 14, 2015.


June 19, 2014: Is Big Pharma Behind the Painkiller Epidemic?. Vocativ


June 19, 2014: Multifactorial Causes For Increase In Overdoses From Opiod Painkillers. MedicalResearch.com


June 17, 2014: Death by prescription painkiller?. ScienceDaily


November 2013: The Borders of Policy. Online Digestions

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