Family of girl declared brain dead wants ruling reversed

Family of girl declared brain dead wants ruling reversed

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) --An attorney for the family of Jahi McMath says he has new evidence she is alive and will be petitioning to court to have her death declaration reversed.
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Mother of brain dead girl says she is getting better

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The mother of an Oakland girl who became brain dead after undergoing a complicated surgery says her daughter's health has been improving.

Time is limited for brain-dead teen, medical experts, ethicists say

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Medical experts said time is limited for Jahi McMath, the brain-dead girl transferred by her family from an Oakland, Calif., hospital to another care facility.

Judge extends life-support cutoff to Jan. 7 for California teen

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The family of Jahi McMath said it was seeking options as a judge Monday extended the deadline to disconnect the girl's life-support to Jan 7.

Most don't make end-life-of-life decisions

RICHMOND, Va., April 16 (UPI) -- Physicians should discuss end-of-life issues, such as living wills and artificial nutrition, with terminally ill patients, U.S. medical professionals say.

Double hand transplant conducted in Pa.

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A team of 30 surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists at the University of Pennsylvania have performed a successful double hand transplant, the school says.

VA using PTSD sufferers in drug testing

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan are subjects of U.S. government-approved testing of drugs with severe side effects, a news investigation found.

Activists angered by gay blood donor ban

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. policy barring gay men from donating blood is drawing criticism from gay activists, blood banks and some medical officials.

J&J unit reports 2 more Natrecor deaths

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A unit of Johnson & Johnson disclosed two additional deaths of patients in a clinical trial of its heart failure drug Natrecor, a report said Wednesday.

IBM: No genetic tests for hiring, benefits

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The IBM Corp. in Armonk, N.Y., reportedly plans to pledge not to use genetic information in hiring or determining eligibility for healthcare plans.

Drug allegedly withdrawn from patient

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A clinical trial drug apparently worked for a Parkinson 's disease patient but its maker allegedly decided to take it away from him, reports CBS Television.

Research misbehavior may be widespread

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- The first large-scale survey of scientific misconduct suggests a significant proportion of U.S. scientists routinely engages in questionable behavior, such as altering data due to pressure from funding sources, that threatens the integrity of scientific s

Embryo adoption stokes stem-cell debate

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Although they do not know it yet, the technology that allowed Jonah and Gabrielle to be born is tangled up in a raging moral and political debate over when life begins -- a debate fundamental to the controversy about stem-cell research, abortion and ferti

Stem cell lines may not meet guidelines

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Some of the human embryonic stem-cell lines approved for federally funded research may not meet newly recommended ethical criteria for conducting that research -- a conflict that could limit access to the cell lines even further and impede progress in the

Stem cell rules may pressure White House

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- New ethical guidelines for U.S. human stem-cell research could be used by proponents to urge the Bush administration to ease its research restrictions.
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Arthur L. Caplan PhD, is Emmanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics and director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Penn in 1994, Caplan taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University. He was the Associate Director of the Hastings Center from 1984-1987. Born in Boston, Caplan did his undergraduate work at Brandeis University, and did his graduate work at Columbia University where he received a Ph.D in the history and philosophy of science.

Caplan is the author or editor of twenty-five books and over 500 papers in refereed journals of medicine, science, philosophy, bioethics and health policy.

He has served on a number of national and international committees including as the Chair National Cancer Institute Biobanking Ethics Working Group, the Chair of the Advisory Committee to the United Nations on Human Cloning, the Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Department of Health and Human Services on Blood Safety and Availability, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses, the special advisory committee to the International Olympic Committee on genetics and gene therapy, the ethics committee of the American Society of Gene Therapy, and the special advisory panel to the National Institute of Mental Health on human experimentation on vulnerable subjects. He has consulted with many corporations, not-for-profit organizations and consumer organizations. He is a member of the board of directors of The Keystone Center, the National Center for Policy Research on Women and Families, Octagon, The Franklin Institute, Iron Disorders Foundation and the National Disease Research Interchange. He chaired the advisory committee on bioethics at Glaxo from 2005-8. He is on the food advisory panel for Edelman public relations and co-director of a United Nations/Council of Europe Study on organ trafficking.

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