What’s the harm? That’s the question I’m sometimes asked when I’ve explained why a particular pseudoscience or alternative medicine is nothing but BS. If someone wants to have a few needles stuck in them or to swallow a sugar pill, who cares? They’re happy and they’re not harming anyone. My answer is that belief in… Read More What’s The Harm?
When you’re writing a blog I always find it helps to have a compelling image or video to go along with it. Today I have managed to rustle up a video of a pig’s heart inside a robotic sleeve, so that should just about do it. The fist sized device is designed to improve the… Read More Robotic Sleeve Helps A Broken Heart To Pump
Few things could be more terrifying for a parent than to be told that your child needs to have heart surgery. Unless you happen to be a paediatric heart surgeon it’s very likely that you are going to have to completely put your trust in the team of medical professionals carrying out the surgery; you’re… Read More Interpreting Medical Outcome Data
It has been over a decade since the first draft of the human genome was completed. I was in my final year studying genetics and it seemed like it was only a matter of time until we had a cure for everything from cancer to cystic fibrosis. As you may have noticed, progress has not… Read More Gene Therapy Cure for Childhood Cancer