Archive for March, 2013

“Ethics and Research Leadership: Paving the Path for Innovation and the Human Good” Colloquium

the “Ethics and Research Leadership: Paving the Path for Innovation and the Human Good” Colloquium taking place at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama from June 5-7, 2013.  The Society of Research Administrators International and the Tuskegee...

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Woman Sentenced To 13 Years In Federal Prison In Medicare Fraud Scheme

LOS ANGELES – A Carson woman has been sentenced to 156 months in federal prison in an $8 million Medicare fraud case in which she illegally paid kickbacks for referrals to patients, whose beneficiary information...

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A Computer Inside a Cell

For the first time, synthetic biologists have created a genetic device that mimics one of the widgets on which all of modern electronics is based, the three-terminal transistor. Like standard electronic transistors, the new...

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Does “Science” Make You Moral? The Effects of Priming Science on Moral Judgments and Behavior

Thinking about science leads individuals to endorse more stringent moral norms and exhibit more morally normative behavior. These studies are the first of their kind to systematically and empirically test the relationship between science...

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Boston Scientific hit with suit claiming employee breach of contract

Illinois-based drug and medical device giant Abbott Laboratories has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific and an employee at the Natick, Mass.-company, claiming breach of contract relating to the poaching of Abbott employees.  Boston Business Journal...

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Model Policy Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Social Media and Social Networking in Medical Practice

In 2012 the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) completed its Model Policy Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Social Media and Social Networking in Medical Practice. (.pdf) The guidelines were the result of an...

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Reform of Federal Policies Relating to Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Cost Principles and Administrative Requirements (including Single Audit Act)

The Office of Management and Budget is extending the comment period for the Proposed Guidance on Reform of Federal Policies Relating to Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Cost Principles and Administrative Requirements (Including Single Audit...

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Reporting of Incidental Findings in Clinical Exome and Genome Sequencing

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics ACMG Recommendations for Reporting of Incidental Findings in Clinical Exome and Genome Sequencing In summary, the Working Group has recommended that when a report is issued for clinically...

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Congress Completes Work on 2013 Spending Bill

U.S. research agencies finally know what they have to spend for the rest of the 2013 fiscal year after Congress completed work today on a bill to fund the government through 30 September. http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/03/congress-completes-work-on-2013-.html?ref=em

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“first sale” doctrine applies to copies of a copyrighted work lawfully made abroad

KIRTSAENG, DBA BLUECHRISTINE99 v. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. US Supreme Court, No. 11–697. Argued October 29, 2012—Decided March 19, 2013 : The “first sale” doctrine applies to copies of a copyrighted work lawfully made abroad....

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