Neurologists who treat epilepsy face substantial difficulty distinguishing "true" seizures caused by abnormal electrical discharges from seizures that are caused by psychological factors (psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, or PNES).


by Paul McLean
A tribute to the pet bred for research that saved the life of the author's child.

Henry K. Beecher

A call for submissions for the Eighteenth Annual Henry K. Beecher Prize in Medical Ethics, a prize of $1,000 for “the best essay in the field of medical ethics written by an HMS or HSDM student”.

New Scientist
Sergio Canavero says the plan to perform a human head transplant is on track after successful experiments on monkeys and mice. Others believe his premature disclosure is unorthodox. Center of Bioethics faculty member Dr. Thomas Cochrane is quoted.

Spencer Hey, PhD

In Dr. Spencer Hey's Research Ethics class, Master of Bioethics students discuss and debate the life cycle of clinical translation.

When you suspect a colleague is impaired

When to approach a colleague or a superior, how to, and what the consequences can be. In this webcast, Center faculty member J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD helps us navigate this treacherous area of the medical profession.

Drs Robert D. Truog and Spencer Hey

Commentary by Spencer Phillips Hey, PhD, and Robert D. Truog, MD
AMA Journal of Ethics. December 2015, Volume 17, Number 12: 1108-1115.

Join us for an online information session 12/10 about the Master of Bioethics Degree Program at Harvard Medical School

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