“The Internet is not the place for honesty in getting a mate, getting a loan and probably getting a kidney.”
—Arthur Caplan, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, on the increasing use of the Internet by organ donors and recipients to find each other (USA Today, October 26)
“We’re not expecting to resolve all issues that surround cognitive performance in space flight. … But these data will give us a very good first idea on how cognitive performance could be affected by these longer duration missions.”
Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, on a test he developed that will measure the effects of spaceflight on cognition. This is part of a NASA study on the effects of long space missions on the human body; the participants are identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly. Scott will spend a year at the International Space Station and Mark will remain on Earth. (“Newsworks,” March 26, 2015).