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Data on Clinical Therapeutics Reported by Researchers at A. Gemelli School of Medicine (The ethical and legal implications of nanotechnologies: a...

July 18, 2014



Data on Clinical Therapeutics Reported by Researchers at A. Gemelli School of Medicine (The ethical and legal implications of nanotechnologies: a preliminary survey to picture the perceptions of law students and medical students)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Drug Week -- Data detailed on Drugs and Therapies have been presented. According to news originating from Rome, Italy, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The aim of this preliminary survey was to picture the current knowledge and opinions of law students and medical students about nanotechnologies. Data were collected in June 2012 by interviews with 60 students of the University of Camerino (Macerata, Italy) defined as 'jurist population' and 159 medical students of the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Rome, Italy) defined as 'medical population'."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the A. Gemelli School of Medicine, "The Authors found that both law and medical students have some knowledge on what nanotechnologies are; with regards to the ethical issues and risks perception, both categories indicated that nanotechnologies generate bioethical issues. Nevertheless, a high percentage of respondents believed that neither existing technologies nor nanotechnologies pose risks for human health. Opinions on regulation of nanotechnologies are instead different. These preliminary findings underlined the ambiguity surrounding nanotechnologies both concerning the bioethical dimension and risks perception and their regulation."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These early data therefore showed a need of additional reflection on these technologies that should be investigated more in detail; moving from students, future scientists and regulators, these data could contribute to clarify the debate on them."

For more information on this research see: The ethical and legal implications of nanotechnologies: a preliminary survey to picture the perceptions of law students and medical students. La Clinica Terapeutica, 2014;165(2):e109-14 (see also Drugs and Therapies).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from V. Daloiso, Institute of Bioethics, A Gemelli School of Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. Additional authors for this research include G. Ricci, R. Minacori, D. Sacchini and A.G Spagnolo.

Keywords for this news article include: Rome, Italy, Europe, Technology, Drugs and Therapies.

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