berman institute of bioethics

Plays well with humans
Published Winter 2019
In the not-too-distant future, robots might assist us at home, school, hospitals, and workplaces. Roboticists and ethicists want to ensure they do so effectively, and help rather than hurt—even if it's just our feelings. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
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Bioethicist sounds alarm on 'worst-case scenario' drug shortage
Published Nov 22, 2019
Hematologist/oncologist Yoram Unguru helped raise awareness recently when a pharmaceutical company stopped producing a widely used pediatric cancer drug
A bioethicist discovers the pain of opioid withdrawal
Published Fall 2019
In his new book, bioethicist Travis Rieder blends a personal account of drug dependence with a broad exploration of America's byzantine opioid problem / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Philosophy
Hanna Pickard, an expert in moral psychology, named 45th BDP
Published July 10, 2019
Her research centers on the nature of mental disorders and how society ought to respond to maladaptive behaviors like crime and addiction
Bioethics
A 'riveting' account of opioid addiction
Published June 21, 2019
Travis Rieder draws from experience and research to explore the opioid crisis in America
Protein of the future
Published Spring 2019
There are around 100 companies developing plant, seed, insect, and lab-grown meat alternatives. But will we eat it? / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Bioethics
Expert calls for solution to common drug shortages in the U.S.
Published March 5, 2019
Pediatric oncologist calls for government to address the shortage of critical cancer drugs for children
Intersession
Lulu, Nana, and 'Gattaca'
Published Jan 17, 2019
Students debate the ethical issues surrounding the recent birth of genetically altered twins who were designed to be HIV-resistant
Bioethics
An 'unacceptable' public health oversight
Published Dec 10, 2018
Experts say that the exclusion of pregnant women from vaccine development and use must end
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Practical ethics for the 21st Century
Published Nov 13, 2018
Seven teams awarded grants by Berman Institute of Bioethics will present their research Wednesday