Substituted Judgment in Principle and Practice: A National Physician Survey

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Michael Combs, a Resident Physician at the University of California in Los Angeles, shares survey results in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which indicates a large proportion of U.S. physicians desire to honor surrogate decisions based on the patient's wishes, even in cases when such decisions are not in the patient's best interest. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/mcbqkbq

Clinical Pearls in Palliative Medicine 2012

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Keith Swetz, a Palliative Medicine Physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the November 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, highlighting the key current points of palliative medicine including ethics, symptom management, and pain.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00815-4/fulltext

Sustaining Volunteerism for Development

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the talk on "Sustaining Volunteerism for Development" by Ms. Deanie Lyn Ocampo, International Association of Volunteer Effort - Philippines, presented during the UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod's 18th Anniversary Forum on “Volunteerism in the Philippines: Status and Prospects; Issues and Challenges” on September 24, 2012 at the NCAS Auditorium, UP Los Baños

Souder Trust in Science SLA 2011

submitted by: jcbradley

Lawrence Souder from Drexel University presented on June 14, 2011 at a panel on "International Year of Chemistry: Perils and Promises of Modern Communication in the Sciences" at the Special Libraries Association meeting. His talk covered Trust in Science and Science by Blogging, using as an example the NASA press release on arsenic in bacteria and subsequent controversy taking place in the blogosphere.

Evolution at the Surface of Euclid:Elements of a Long Infinity in Motion Along Space

submitted by: hsrikm
Abstract: It is modernly debated whether application of the free will has potential to cause harm to nature. Power possessed to the discourse, sensory/perceptual, physical influences on life experience by the slow moving machinery of change is a viral element in the problems of civilization; failed resolution of historical paradox involving mind and matter is a recurring source of problems. Reference is taken from the writing of Euclid in which a oneness of nature as an indivisible point...

Palliative Medicine for Preparedness Planning in Patients Receiving LVAD as Destination Therapy.

submitted by: mcgheekkm

Dr. Keith Swetz, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of General Internal Medicine and the Palliative Medicine program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the June 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/6kok6ga

Perspectives on Withdrawing Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator Therapies at the End of Life

submitted by: mcgheekkm
Dr. Samuel Asirvatham, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo School of Medicine and a consultant in cardiac electrophysiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article "Perspectives on Withdrawing Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator Therapies at the End of Life: Results of a Survey of Medical and Legal Professionals and Patients," available online ( http://tinyurl.com/23kr8o5 ) and appearing in the November 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Ethical Artificial Intelligence

submitted by: JohnLaMuth
A revolution in the understanding and implementation of an artificially intelligent virtuous computer concerning the recently issued U.S. patent entitled: Inductive Inference Affective Language Analyzer Simulating Artificial Intelligence (patent No. 6,587,846) by inventor/author John E. LaMuth M. S. As implied in its title, this innovation is the 1st affect- ive language analyzer incorporating ethical/motivational terms, serving in the role of interactive computer interface. It...

Ethical Artificial Intelligence -- US Patent 6,587,846

submitted by: JohnLaMuth
A revolution in the understanding and implementation of an artificially intelligent virtuous computer concerning the recently issued U.S. patent entitled: Inductive Inference Affective Language Analyzer Simulating Artificial Intelligence (patent No. 6,587,846) by inventor/author John E. LaMuth M. S. As implied in its title, this innovation is the 1st affect- ive language analyzer incorporating ethical/motivational terms, serving in the role of interactive computer interface. It...

HeLa Cells

submitted by: MarkShriver

Frank and Kevin