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The USA still leads the world int he number of scientific papers published per year.  Germany and Japan were essentially tied for second, for years.  According to a recent report by Thomspon-Reuters ISI, there is a new player at the table: The report is available at Thomson Reuters, free registration required.  Note that this says…

Why DSM-V Doesn’t Worry Me

A friend sent me a link to an article about the upcoming fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.  The article speaks of flaws in the process, and warning of dire “unintended consequences.” A Warning Sign on the Road to DSM-V: Beware of Its Unintended Consequences Allen Frances, MD June 26,…

New Premedical Curriculum?

Harvard Medical School recently completed a review of their required premedical curriculum, culminating with the development of recommended changes.  The outcome of this process is reported in an article in the recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  It’s one of their open-access articles: Relevance and Rigor in Premedical Education Jules L. Dienstag,…

I realize that in the spectrum of boneheaded moves by the Administration, this one is not the most extreme.  Still, it was a pretty dumb thing to do. Blunt Federal Letters Tell Students They’re Security Threats By SCOTT SHANE Published: May 13, 2008 WASHINGTON — A German graduate student in oceanography at M.I.T. applied to…