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Sadomasochists from Beyond the Grave

It’s been almost one year since I posted on this blog, though I have been writing on others, and continuing to write in general. However, in honor of it almost being Halloween, I thought I’d share some trivia from one of my favorite horror franchises, Hellraiser. 512 more words

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House of Lords votes to approve mitochondrial donation techniques in UK

After four hours of intense debate in the House of Lords, peers have voted to approve regulations that will allow mitochondrial donation to be licensed for use. 233 more words

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Leading figures express support for mitochondrial donation

In a letter to The Times today, leading figures from science and academia express their support for the approval of a legal amendment to allow mitochondrial donation, a technique that could prevent babies being born with debilitating illnesses. 628 more words


Discussing Global Health at Davos

Global business and political leaders, economists and intellectuals are descending on the Swiss town of Davos for the World Economic Forum. Among the 2500 participants… 419 more words

Infectious Disease

Image of the Week: The Beagle had landed!

11 years after it was officially declared “lost”, the British-made Mars lander Beagle 2 has been located on the red planet.

Beagle 2, whose name honours the HMS Beagle ship that took Charles Darwin to explore new lands, was due to land on the surface of Mars on Christmas day, 2003. 433 more words


A positive step forward on the road to mitochondrial donation

Today the Department of Health has laid the regulations that set out how mitochondrial donation could potentially be allowed in the UK. The regulations will be debated and voted on by parliament in the New Year, and we hope that the outcome will bring hope to the families affected by mitochondrial disease, and allow important research to continue. 650 more words

Biomedical Sciences

Image of the Week: New homes for old laptops

The Wellcome Trust is keen to ensure that we reduce the amount of waste that gets sent to landfill, and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology in Glasgow, has found an innovative way of recycling computer equipment that is no longer needed. 256 more words

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