Briitsh Patients put gum disease and dentistry in the chair

I shall resist the temptation to fill this brief blog with puns. But this afternoon I chaired an excellent session at EuroPerio8 in London - the largest European meeting of periondologists - to launch a new film which explores the patient perspective on gum disease. The film can be found here http://www.efp.org/public/index.html and is truly … Continue reading Briitsh Patients put gum disease and dentistry in the chair

Bereaved parents of babies in clinical trials want ongoing involvement in research says NIHR funded study

There is a lot of research that we hear about in the media which enthrals and amazes with big numbers, amazing finds and clever ideas isn't there?And then there is research that I find genuinely affecting for one reason or another. More often than not, because it tells us something about the human condition.  Sorry if … Continue reading Bereaved parents of babies in clinical trials want ongoing involvement in research says NIHR funded study

UKCMRI Gets Go-ahead…and news on CST

Those who visit this blog regularly will know that we've been following progress with the plans to build the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation in London ever since our first post.  So, in what feels like an early Christmas present for science, it is good to be able to report that yesterday Camden Town Hall … Continue reading UKCMRI Gets Go-ahead…and news on CST

Good news on medical research regulation

The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and the Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson, paid a visit to the Wellcome Trust this morning and announced a clutch of initiatives including: £250 million investment in 2010/11 for the new world-class medical research centre at St Pancras in London which will bring together research teams to tackle major medical challenges. The … Continue reading Good news on medical research regulation