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“Slow medicine” advocates warn about overused medical tests

We’ve all seen advertising for genetic testing services, offering insight into your ancestry as well as health based on your genetic code. But Drs. Michael Hochman and Pieter Cohen warn that genetic tests offered directly to consumers without input from a physician or geneticist can be problematic. They note that genetic tests for BRCA mutations… Read more


Calcium chloride chemical sterilant in testicle vs. epididymis

Calcium chloride (CaCl) has been used as a nonsurgical alternative to castrating male dogs and cats. Dr. Raffaella Leoci of the University of Bari in Italy is the lead author of the studies elucidating the optimal formulation for using CaCl in alcohol to sterilize dogs through testicular injection. Her research team has conducted a controlled… Read more


Vasalgel ranked fifth in science breakthroughs

Vasalgel was listed as #5 on the Cracked list of science breakthroughs that might save humanity. This revolutionary male contraceptive has the potential to change population dynamics and provide men with much-needed reproductive control. Vasalgel ranked up there with wireless technology, portable HIV testers, and agricultural gas reduction (by feeding cows seaweed). Check out this fun… Read more


Parsemus Foundation selects new Executive Director

Parsemus Foundation Founder and Trustee Elaine Lissner recently selected Linda Brent as the Executive Director of the organization. Linda consulted with the organization for several years prior to accepting this new role. Linda has over 30 years experience in animal welfare and nonprofit management. She has a PhD in primatology and specializes in chimpanzee behavior… Read more