February 23, 2022
Nonhuman Tissue Transplants
Over 100,000 people currently sit on organ transplant waitlists 1; about 6,000 die annually while waiting for a kidney, heart ...
February 7, 2022
Janus Kinase Inhibitors for COVID-19
The Janus tyrosine kinase (JAK) family of proteins are cytoplasmic non-receptor tyrosine kinases that are expressed in all cells and ...
January 19, 2022
Healthcare Carbon Footprint: Ongoing Operations
The top three carbon emitters, the United States, China, and the European Union, contribute over half (56%) of the world’s total healthcare climate footprint . Within ...
January 4, 2022
Healthcare Carbon Footprint: Supply Chains
The healthcare system is estimated to account for up to 8.5% of the carbon dioxide emitted annually in the United States (1), ...
December 20, 2021
Healthcare Carbon Footprint: Hospital Construction
The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), and 11 (Sustainable ...
December 13, 2021
Omicron Variant: Current Information
A new SARS-CoV-2 variant, B.1.1.529 a.k.a. Omicron, was recently reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) after being first detected ...
December 6, 2021
Buprenorphine: Analgesia and Treating Opioid Use Disorder
Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from the opioid thebaine.  Buprenorphine was originally developed to provide analgesia but is ...
November 15, 2021
Clinical Trials for COVID Anti-Viral Treatments
While COVID-19 vaccines confer a certain degree of immunity to the virus, they are not 100% effective in all cases ...
November 1, 2021
Deidentification of Patient Data
In the United States, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) governs the use and disclosure of ...
October 18, 2021
Anesthesia for Cancer Biopsies
Choosing what type of anesthesia to use and where to administer it for a cancer biopsy can be challenging. For ...
October 4, 2021
Human Genome Editing: Ethical Considerations
Rapid advances in genome editing technology following the development of CRISPR have led to almost miraculous progress toward the treatment ...
September 20, 2021
Human Genome Editing: Status
The field of human genome editing has exploded in the past 10 years, thanks to the revolutionary gene editing technology ...