Medical Ethics

The 1968 Harvard criteria for brain death face new inquiries.

An architect explores the foibles and potential of modern hospital design, in conjunction with a running exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt museum.

The pandemic brought both setbacks and opportunities for young scientists. But female researchers are getting the worst of it.

In the COVID-19 crisis, rival institutions joined forces. Can those collaborations endure?

Science and public health have been under steady attack. It is up to medical professionals to fight back.

Toxic work environments are bad for science. Morteza Mahmoudi is on a crusade to clean them up.

Self-experimentation has a long history in medicine. Should its practice today be shunned or embraced?

New gene-editing techniques let researchers create precisely the laboratory animals they need—but at what ethical cost?

The American College of Physicians’ new ethical guidelines has its members separating prudent cost controls from ones that may adversely affect patient care.

In 1966, the anaesthetist-in-chief of Massachusetts General Hospital published a paper that would yield greater protection for clinical trial subjects.

Doctors use Facebook and Twitter just like the rest of the public, but their participation brings ethical and legal risks.

Far from replacing animal testing, computer simulation is leading to smarter experiments—and the need for more animals.

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For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.