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Lancet Commission: Stem cells and regenerative medicine

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A consensus document has just been published in The Lancet outlining exactly what is the status the current research endeavours into regenerative medicine.

This includes the use of stem cells for the purposes of either bioprinting and/or biofabricating tissues and organs.

This article dissects out the reality from the hype. In addition it summarises what are the current barriers to achieving more in the way of outcomes which may be of direct relevance to patient's. In addition there are challenges which will need to be faced at the level's of both organizations and regulatory agencies as this type of research progresses.
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This is a must read for anyone interested in this type of research and what are the possible implications
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Explaining Risk: Know Your Aristotle | Speaking of Medicine

Explaining Risk: Know Your Aristotle | Speaking of Medicine | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

How best to explain risk in medicine? Do you understand the important difference between absolute v's relative risk when you are reading scientific publications?

 

This blog post via PLoS is by @trishgreenhalgh [twitter i.d.]  http://t.co/5A9c0Tbz...

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Evidence-based medicine and values-based medicine: partners in clinical education as well as in clinical practice

Evidence-based medicine and values-based medicine: partners in clinical education as well as in clinical practice | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The best clinical decisions are based on both evidence and values in what is known as the 'two-feet principle.

 

This accompanying article outline how important it is to educate medical students (and health care workers) on values in addition to evidence based medicine, as sound decisions are based on information and knowledge sourced via both avenues 

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Essential reading for healthcare workers interested in education, information streaming and knowledge management

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