The World Health Organization (WHO) called for greater transparency in medical research this week, moving that results from clinical trials for medical products be disclosed in open, free-to-access publications within twelve months of studies' completion, whatever their findings.
UC Davis neurosurgeons J. Paul Muizelaar and Rudolph J. Schrot have been barred from performing human medical research, after being accused of experimenting on terminally ill brain cancer patients without University permission. But the researchers continue to insist that the accusations are misleading.
Two-year-old Lakshmi Tatma, the impoverished Indian girl who had a "parastic twin" removed from her body last week, is being used as PR by her surgical team. It seems Lakshmi, who was reportedly hailed as a reincarnated goddess in her village and, more menacingly, sought for purchase by a circus, can't escape the…