I was very privileged to be asked to give the Furlong Christmas Lecture a few weeks ago. I hope this doesn't seem egotistical but here's the text of that lecture amended with useful links etc - it touches on and rehearses themes that will be familiar to those of you who have visited the blog... Continue Reading →
Today's MS stem cell story is running on the front page of today's hard copy edition of the London Evening Standard because of the strong London connection. So I thought I'd post it here. Well done to colleagues at the MS Society who have helped fund this work. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23974245-new-stem-cell-treatment-hope-for-ms-sufferers.do
There has been blanket coverage of JK Rowling's £10 million donation to set-up a new research clinic at the Edinburgh Centre for Translational Research and quite right too. The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, named after her mother who had MS, will investigate treatments to slow the progression, and ultimately reverse, the symptoms of MS but will also undertake... Continue Reading →
'..behind every headline there is not just one story but often many stories of howthe science was developed..'
Every so often a story and resulting furore crops up in the media about charities, patient groups and their closeneness to industry and, in particular, pharmaceutical companies. Journalists and the public will quite rightly ask: is it in the public interest? I can well remember my first encounter with big pharma in my early days... Continue Reading →