FDA Takes New Look at Problematic Surgical RobotsThe biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year — triple the number just four years earlier.
But now the high-tech helper is under scrutiny over reports of problems, including several deaths that may be linked with it and the high cost of using the robotic system. There also have been a few disturbing, freak incidents: a robotic hand that wouldn’t let go of tissue grasped during surgery and a robotic arm hitting a patient in the face as she lay on the operating table.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/04/fda-takes-new-look-problematic-surgical-robots
LGBTQ* Petitions Currently Circulating
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Recognize non-binary genders.
Legal documents in the United States only recognize “male” and “female” as genders, leaving anyone who does not identify as one of these two genders with no option. Australia and New Zealand both allow an X in place of an M or an F on passports for this purpose, and the UK recognizes ‘Mx’ (pronounced “Mix”) as a gender-neutral title.
This petition asks the Obama administration to legally recognize genders outside of the male-female binary, and provide an option for these genders on all legal documents and records.
As of March 18th, 2013, 79,000+ signatures are still needed.
Should you wish to add your signature to this petition, click HERE.
Britain’s fertility regulator says it has found broad public support for in vitro fertilization techniques that allow babies to be created with DNA from three people for couples at risk of passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.
It also found there was no evidence to suggest the techniques…
this is pretty rad
this is simply awesome, I hope to see this become more widespread and recognized. I can’t wait till a day where we can go to the mall and have stores like this available and it not be a big deal
Global event to end violence against women on February 14th. Find a group near your by going to their website (onebillionrising.org) or start your own and dance for love.