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The use of an experimental drug to treat a handful of health care and ministry workers infected with the Ebola virus may have attracted more press attention than the outbreak itself. One interesting aspect of this coverage is the platform that it provides for a discussion of the ethics of human subject research. Ebola virus…

I recently spent a month away from home and it offered me an opportunity to lead and experience a more simplified life during this period of time. Armed with a computer, smartphone and an internet connection, not once did I feel the need to reach for the filing cabinet, the mug on my desk containing…

#EBOLA The Public, The Media, The Epidemic, The Real Risks Ebola has been a sweeping health concern this summer. Not since the H1N1 outbreak of 2009, where President Barack Obama declared the virus a national emergency, have we seen a health incident of such concern to Americans. Strangely enough, Ebola isn’t a disease that has…

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read this small contribution to InfoEdge. A bit of an introduction is probably in order (some of you know me well, some of you know me a little and some not at all). My name is Dwayne – my charter at InfoEd is fairly straight…

A recent law passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton requires that dog and cat adoption should be attempted before euthanasia following experimentation. The colloquial name of the law is “The Beagle Freedom Law”, embedded in an omnibus supplemental appropriations bill. An “animal rescue organization” should be contacted to…

Many of us probably received an email from APHIS this morning. The Presidents advisors have declared a “Safety Stand-Down” for those “that possess, use, or transfer human, animal, or plant infectious agents or toxins”. What this means for Federal Departments and Agencies and those institutions that receive federal funds is that the government encourages Safety…