This month on Blue Steens
Organ donation part 4/4 – Making transplant organs
This final article of the 4-part series on organ donations looks at biotech solutions. Find the previous articles on the website if you've missed them.
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Human test tubes paid to endure?
This is a critical comment on Erik Malmqvist (2019) “Paid to Endure”: Paid Research Participation, Passivity, and the Goods of Work, The American Journal of Bioethics.
In her first-ever vlog Chris introduces herself and her website Blue Steens.
Next month on Blue Steens
We will explore
... arguments for the inclusion of gender transition-related procedures in health insurances.
Beyond Blue Steens
Biotech & Healthcare
German 3D print company BellaSeno receives another €1m investment and gains ISO certification for entire design and production process [German] - I loved this piece of news especially because it’s a company from Saxony, my former home state. 😍
Former FDA commissioners want more funding for real-world evidence - In a world increasingly driven by data, and people tracking their own health with tech (fitbits and such), why not make use of this trend to improve healthcare for all?
… and as if on cue… Epic to gather records of 20 million patients for medical research
All that is good and well if we could trust data management and security.
Happy Apple user or not, worried about digital privacy or not, we might all agree that it is never a good thing for a company to say one thing and do another; especially when they claim to be different (i.e. better) from the competition. Not just a bit of a publicity mess to those who care. Harmful for integrity and credibility.
damage control … Apple apologizes for listening to Siri recordings, promises changes
New way of journalism?
I will not get political here and merely share an observation and some admiration. Maybe I’ve been living under a Twitter rock, but this was new to me. A law student from Edinburgh reported incessantly live from the Scottish Court of Session hearing on 29 & 30 Aug 2019 that challenged Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament. Just facts of what the sudent heard in court (at least for as long as I followed his thread). Wouldn’t it be great if media reporting was more about pure facts than opinions and spin? This student’s effort to inform and engage with others was admirable.