No more medical breakthroughs please! (Apart from real ones.)

There is a large and seething brambles bush at the corner of my house which is being cut down this weekend.  It reminds me of the thorny undergrowth of jargon and words without meaning that smother a lot of science communication.  All to the detriment of public understanding.  Like those brambles the language that surrounds  science needs a good prune.............. Such is... Continue Reading →

Patients helping cancer research go stratospheric for the benefit of others

Cancer Research UK's patient recruitment drive which has just got going as part of its Stratified Medicine Programme is getting  a lot of attention today. One patient, Wendy, is quoted in the news material as saying: 'Even though I won't benefit from that research, it's comforting to think that my experience with cancer will be... Continue Reading →

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