Headlines: September 4, 2009
by Courtney McClellan
Happy Friday but first…
The death of Senator Ted Kennedy has left many reflecting on his career achievements and influence in key political issues. Albert Jonsen, who has been published in JLME, gives tribute to Kennedy in this thoughtful commentary for his work in bioethics. He credits him as “one of the founding figures of bioethics” and attributes much of the field’s progress to the senator’s dedication to science and ethics.
Also related to science, this article from the Los Angeles Times reports that researchers have isolated “neutralizing” antibodies that can prevent HIV strains from developing into severe AIDS. The discovery may lead to the production of a much-needed vaccine for the virus.
Lastly, as the weekend approaches us, I end this blog post on a lighter note: we will be seeing President and Mrs. Obama featured in several health-related magazines this fall. The Obamas are using the opportunity to promote their views on health, in general, and also on the president’s health care reform plan. Look for them in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, and Children’s Health.
It’s been my pleasure to post some interesting headlines this week. Thank you for reading, and I hope to “see” you again soon. As always, please feel free to leave a comment or write to us at any time.
Enjoy the holiday weekend!