Spokane Medical Research

Cautioned About the Precautionary Principle Post 1

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At a briefing in Washington, D.C., organized by an international consumer group, speakers warned that current efforts to incorporate the “precautionary principle” into international risk evaluation could end up hurting consumers, especially in developing countries. The precautionary principle holds that if there is scientific uncertainty a new technology or product should not be introduced. (more…)

Future Think

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Housed in an I.M. Pei building that looks more like a tiled bathroom floor than a high-level think tank, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Laboratory shares its space with two museums and a basement hall that frequently sports a student and visitor crowd hungry for the cheap cheese and even cheaper wine at lecture receptions. Despite its well-pedigreed environs, the Media Lab is bent on serving the everyday Internet Joe by continuing what it pioneered: the collaboration of academia and industry. Formed in 1985 by Nicholas Negroponte and Jerome Wiesner, the lab’s first decade was spent helping to create little things we take for granted now, such as digital video and multimedia. (more…)

Probe Launched In US Into Knee Surgery Deaths

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The suspicious deaths of three men who underwent knee surgery at two Minnesota hospitals have prompted a statewide medical alert and probe into the possible causes. (more…)

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