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Just found a very interesting blog for the design people of this network

In Ableism and design on April 25, 2009 at 6:36 pm

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The underground world of “neuroenhancing” drugs.

In Ableism and Cognition, Ableism and general human performance enhancement;, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Science and Technology governance, Cognition, Enhancement, Neurotechnology on April 22, 2009 at 3:17 pm

by Margaret Talbot April 27, 2009

Every era has its defining drug. Neuroenhancers are perfectly suited for our
efficiency-obsessed, BlackBerry-equipped office culture.

Keywords Neuroenhancing Drugs; Neuroenhancers; Students; Adderall;
Stimulants; Smart Drugs; Underground

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Blogging Against Disablism Day will be on 1st May, 2009

In General inquiry into, application and development of Ableism Ethics and Governance on April 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Blogging Against Disablism Day will be on 1st May, 2009

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Ian Kerr and I were successful in receiving a grant

In Ableism, Enhancement on April 15, 2009 at 2:19 am

Our grant covers enhancement technologies is from SSHRC and is for three years.

Stem cell ‘deafness cure’ closer

In General inquiry into, application and development of Ableism Ethics and Governance on April 5, 2009 at 3:03 am

Stem cells that could be used to restore hearing have been
successfully created, scientists have said.

A Sheffield University team took stem cells from embryos and converted
them into cells that behave like sensory hair cells in the human inner
ear.

Their discovery could ultimately help those who have lost hair cells
through noise damage and some people born with inherited hearing
problems.
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Another issue for debate