Tag: medical research

Sun of the Sleepless by Jason Pine

Jason Pine , September 26th, 2018


The sleep experiment, back in Chicago in 1992… was that really more than 25 years ago? In that experiment he could locate the seed of what would become…


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Book review: Traces of the Future: An Archaeology of Medical Science in Africa by Damien Droney

Damien Droney , June 21st, 2017


Traces of the Future: An Archaeology of Medical Science in Africa Paul Wenzel Geissler, Guillaume Lachenal, John Manton, and Noémi Tousignant, editors Intellect Ltd./University of Chicago Press, 2016,…


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Alice Street’s “Biomedicine in an Unstable Place: Infrastructure and Personhood in a Papua New Guinean Hospital” by Mackenzie Cramblit

Mackenzie Cramblit , January 30th, 2017


Biomedicine in an Unstable Place: Infrastructure and Personhood in a Papua New Guinean Hospital by Alice Street Duke University Press, 2014, 204 pages Social anthropologist Alice Street’s first…


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Arabian Medical Genetics: Of Rare Disorders and Decreasing Oil Rent #MedTech

Claire Beaudevin , January 25th, 2017


Medical genetics has long gone global. From WHO recommendations and travelling bioethics experts and DNA samples, to disease-related Facebook groups and national genome projects, its circulation route…


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Is It Okay to Say that Research ‘Verges on Scientific Racism’? by Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Matthew Wolf-Meyer , November 28th, 2016


Last fall, a group of researchers – mostly biological anthropologists and sleep researchers – published a study of three ‘pre-industrial’ communities, one in Latin America, two in Africa,…


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#Review: Para-States and Medical Science: Making African Global Health

Astrid Bochow , March 9th, 2016


21st century politics are marked by a focus on ‘life’ (cf. Fassin 2007). Governments, international organisations, and private companies, for instance, are showing their concern about survival through…


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