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When Brian Drolet casts his gaze toward the
not-so-distant future, he sees the dawn of a global energy
crisis as the world's fossil fuel supply begins to wither.
Major developed countries like the United States still
rely almost entirely on petroleum, coal and natural gas,
finite natural resources that are being consumed faster
than they are produced.
Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child
Breastfeeding causes nearly 40 percent of all
pediatric HIV infections yet also prevents millions of
child deaths every year by protecting infants from
diarrhea and other infections. Finding ways to make
breastfeeding safer for infants of HIV-infected mothers
has been an urgent research priority.
Costs of medical IRBs are greater than previously
expected, bioethics study finds
Institutional review boards, the committees that
oversee protections for human research participants, often
come with a higher than expected price tag, according to
results of a study published in the April 28 edition of
the New England Journal of Medicine.
Researchers, led by Jeremy Sugarman, professor of
bioethics and medicine at the
Hopkins Berman Bioethics Institute, examined data from
63 academic medical centers in the United States to assess
the costs for running their IRBs.