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Nazis and medical ethics: Context and lessons
The practice of medicine in Nazi Germany still profoundly affects modern-day medical ethics codes. To teach those lessons to the next generation of physicians, the American Medical Association and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced a lecture series on the subject to medical schools around the country today. The collaboration between the AMA and the Holocaust Museum coincides with the Museum's special exhibition, (2004-10-13)

Moral choices made during the Holocaust provide lessons for today
Pictures of brutality pervade the news - Los Angeles police officers allegedly beating a suspect, American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners, Islamic militants beheading hostages. How can people commit such horrible acts of violence toward others? (2004-07-28)

Dr. Walter Reich, Ph.D., receives prestigious AAAS 2003 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award
For his advocacy against crimes against humanity and for his work promoting the responsible conduct of science, Walter Reich, champion of human rights and the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior at George Washington University, has been named to receive the highly coveted American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2003 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award. (2003-12-18)

By the year 2050, human population could add 2.6 billion people, reports Rockefeller scientist
It took from the beginning of time until 1950 to put the first 2.5 billion people on the planet. Yet in the next half-century, an increase that exceeds the total population of the world in 1950 will occur. So writes Joel E. Cohen, Ph.D., Dr.P.H., professor and head of the Laboratory of Populations at The Rockefeller University and Columbia University, in a Viewpoint article in the November 14 issue of the journal Science. (2003-11-13)

Understanding and treating severely traumatized patients
The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA) is about to release its summer volume. This issue focuses on the value of psychoanalytic principles in understanding and treating very difficult patients, particularly those who have undergone severely traumatic experiences. The journal will include scientific papers, panel reports and book reviews that address this common theme, as well as a wealth of clinical material that relates to this subject. (2003-06-17)

Scholars often complicit in perpetration of mass violence, historian says
New research by Brown University historian Omer Bartov calls into question actions of academics throughout the last century. At various times, scholars legitimized and supported acts of ethnic cleansing, genocide and terrorism, Bartov writes in the current International Social Science Journal. (2003-02-05)

NSF program provides bandwidth to change how people teach, learn and explore
As the site of the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is one of the most important national centers for research in radio astronomy and planetary radar. Now, thanks to the National Science Foundation's (NSF) High-Performance Network Connections (HPNC) program, astronomers such as Tom Troland at the University of Kentucky can access their research data many times faster than before. (2002-12-20)

Don't overlook terrorism's long-term effects on elders
A year after September 11, it is time to prepare for and prevent future terrorism, according to Judith A. Salerno, M.D., and Catherine Nagy. Their editorial, (2002-09-23)

Paying reparations for slavery: Merits expose historical implications of race in the United States
While reparations for slavery in America remains a remote dream of activists to be settled by politics, it is an interesting topic to examine in order to shed light on how racial differences emerged and persist in America. (2002-08-09)

Trauma survivors losing less sleep than they think
Dr. Peretz Lavie of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology reports that many trauma survivors sleep better than they think they do; leaving traumatic memories behind may be more effective for a good night's sleep; treating sleep disorders as an independent entity could prevent severe psychological conditions; and that many suffering from sleep problems after Sept 11 will have only transient symptoms, a normal reaction to traumatic events. (2001-12-19)

Speech recognition technology will search Holocaust archives
Johns Hopkins engineers are developing an (2001-10-10)

NSF announces $156 million in awards for information technology research
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced 309 awards designed to preserve America's position as the world leader of computer science and its applications. The projects will receive more than $156 million from NSF's Information Technology Research (ITR) priority area, which spurs fundamental research and innovative uses of IT in science and engineering. (2001-09-25)

New fossil study rejects 'Eve theory'
The ancestors of modern humans came from many different regions of the world, not just a single area, according to a University of Michigan study published in the current (Jan. 12) issue of Science. (2001-01-10)

Life and death struggle: Proteins play against each other, bringing balance to immune system
Each day, viruses attack the immune system looking to gain a foothold in the body and cause sickness. But the immune system regularly turns away these invaders by using antibodies and killer T cells that attack the antigen. Until now, scientists only knew these that events happened, but not how or why. (2000-04-27)

Caring For The Aging Holocaust Survivor
The unique issues of caring for aging Holocaust survivors will be explored at the world's first-ever multi-disciplinary conference to be held in Toronto, Canada, at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, May 4-7, 1999. (1999-04-28)

Psychiatric Genetics From Nazi Germany: What To Do With The Data?
In a guest editorial in Molecular Psychiatry Dr. Miron Baron, Columbia University, discusses the history and the tragic consequences of Nazi-funded psychiatric genetic research. In Nazi Germany psychiatric patients were systematically identified, sterilized, and eventually exterminated. Dr. Baron discusses how we should today handle Nazi-funded genetic studies. (1998-03-27)

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