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HealthLawProf Blog

Last week, the Texas Republican Party adopted into its 2014 platform a passage that endorses so-called conversion or reparative therapy— a …

Let's Stop Treating the Constitution Like the Da Vinci Code

"Originalism" allows judges to read into the founding document any ideas they want. Nowhere is the problem clearer than in the ongoing saga of the presidential recess appointment power.<p>Leonardo Da Vinci/Wikimedia Commons<p>When "originalism" came on the scene in the 1980s, it was promoted as a means …

Stuff to do this weekend

posted Mar 22, 2013<p>Lisa Loeb, and her glasses, Saturday at Troy Music Hall.<p>There's lots going on in the Capital Region on this first chilly weekend …

The art and science of maple sugaring

posted Mar 25, 2013<p>By Jeff Janssens<p>You might have a picture in mind when you think about maple syrup: a bucket hanging from a tree, smoke from the …

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Riding the trolley -- everywhere

Madison Ave in Albany sometime during the 1940s. Courtesy of The College of Saint Rose Archives.<p>There's something about trolleys that lights people …

Tulip Festival 2013 music lineup

posted Apr 9, 2013<p>Silversun Pickups<p>The schedule for this year's Tulip Festival is now out. The music headliner is Silversun Pickups. A quick scan …

School apologizes for 'Nazi' writing assignment

<i>Albany</i><p>Think like a Nazi, the assignment required students. Argue why Jews are evil.<p>Students in some Albany High School English classes were asked …

A few things we learned covering <em>The Place Beyond the Pines</em> red carpet in Schenectady

posted Apr 12, 2013<p>We're going to let you in on a secret here: We don't cover many red carpet events. Let's rephrase that: We've <i>never</i> covered a red …

Feds: A Smorgasbord of Graft and Greed from NYC to Albany

Charges "demonstrate, once again, that a show-me-the-money culture seems to pervade every level of New York government."<p>Remarks from U.S. Attorney …

Corruption

Google launches tool to help users plan for digital afterlife

Google has opened a new service to let people control what happens to their email, online photos and blogposts saved in its accounts, as concern …

Poll: Latinos move in favor of gay marriage

More Hispanics than ever say that they are in favor of gay marriage, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo oversample of 300 Latino voters.<p>By a 49 percent to 43 percent margin, Latinos say they are in favor of allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. That’s the widest margin for …

Birth-control recall: Experts still unsatisfied with Health Canada despite investigation into delays

Anger over a bungled birth control pill recall is continuing to grow, despite assurances the federal health minister is launching an investigation into the matter.<p>The Globe and Mail reported Thursday that Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq has ordered Health Canada to investigate why it took so long to …

Dutch and Russian universities set up stem cell research centre

After a historic three-way deal signed in Amsterdam this week, a ground-breaking Center for Stem Cell Research will be set up in Moscow in 2014 with collaboration between major Dutch and Russian universities.<p>The University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands, the Russian Vavilov Institute …

Can technology fill the elderly care gap?

With the proportion of over-65s on the increase, Britain is facing a crisis when it comes to care of the elderly. Is technology the answer?<p>'Because of my hips and knees, all my spring has gone. Once I am on the floor, I can’t get up, at all. I can’t raise myself. So I have to have my panic button. …

University of Sheffield

Professional & Social Spheres Blur Online

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) have just issued a policy statement, “Online Medical …

OHRP throws a wet blanket on comparative effectiveness research

<i>David Magnus, PhD</i><p>When we go to the doctor and they recommend a treatment, we like to believe that there is good evidence that it is the best …

Does the Obama administration have the money to set up Obamacare?

<i>Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Sarah Kliff’s regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Sarah with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon for the latest</i> …

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity | exploring the nexus of biomedicine, biotechnology, and our common humanity

Being a member of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity comes with many perks: including a one-year subscription to <i>Dignitas</i> (the Center's …

China Is Engineering Genius Babies

It’s not exactly news that China is setting itself up as a new global superpower. While Western civilization chokes on its own gluttony like a latter-day Marlon Brando, China continues to buy up American debt and lock away the world’s natural resources...<p>It’s not exactly news that China is setting …

Marlon Brando

Being an Active Patient

Dr Havi CarelHaving a chronic lung condition is the most exhausting and unrelenting experience I have ever had. I was diagnosed with …

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Bioethics conference addresses big questions, common ground

Finding and promoting the common ground between faith and science, research and commercialization, is at the heart of a two-day national bioethics …