Search results for "Good Laboratory Practice"

GLP in practice
Research

Whitehall Training launches new Good Laboratory Practice course

Safety testing of drugs can be a contentious issue – testing of non-pharmaceuticals is even more so. Opinions are especially polarised where the test systems are live animals. Understandably, such practices are tightly … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 30th May 2014

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Ethics Research

No News is Good News

Yes - of course this is a Covid-19 post.  However, I’m not going to simply highlight the over-rich daily diet of mortality rates and pictures of people spectacularly breaking lockdown rules.  This time, its … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 26th May 2020

Ethics Research

Research ethics are especially relevant in the face of pandemics

Newly emerging pandemics like Covid-19 raise many ethical issues for medical staff. Especially - If there are no available treatments, should you improvise based on anecdotal evidence? As with most ethical issues - the answers … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 24th April 2020

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Ethics

The Ethics of Guide Dogs

For over 80 years guide dogs have been aiding blind people to live more active and fulfilling lives. However, a recent discussion on ITV’s popular breakfast show ‘Good Morning Britain’ raised the question; “is training … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 19th November 2018

Stress
Social Care

Do Employers Have A Responsibility For Their Employees’ Mental Wellbeing?

Do Employers Have A Responsibility For Their Employees’ Mental Wellbeing? With an estimated 1 in 4 people exeriencing a mental health problem in any given year, it is perhaps unsurprising that our mental wellbeing is … Read More

by Kallie Price, 10th August 2018

Could dual-use research help the fight against Covid-19?
Ethics Research

Covid-19 and the armoured scorpion of death

The rather euphemistic term “dual-use research" has been around for some time. It is the name given to research that could just as easily help or harm humanity – for example think of a revolutionary new chemical manufacturing … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 5th June 2020

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Social Care

Music and Dementia: A Perfect Match?

Music and Dementia: A Perfect Match? With half of all women predicted to develop dementia, are we doing enough to improve the lives of those living with this degenerative disease? Music and dementia may seem an unlikely combination, … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 16th October 2018

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Ethics Research

Is the gender gap an issue in medical trials?

It is well accepted that children are not just miniature adults and so ideally should only receive drugs that have been tested in paediatric trials. However, there is also evidence that the difference between male and female … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 15th August 2018

vaccines & money
Ethics Research

What tools are ethical in the fight against anti-vaccers?

The anti-vaccination movement is a relatively new, largely US phenomenon. It has been roundly criticised in medical circles. However, it stems from a desire (albeit perhaps misguided) of parents to do what’s best for … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 20th July 2018

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Research

What happens to other research when all eyes turn to Covid-19?

Coronavirus research is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, but what about non-Covid medical trials? With resources channelled into treatments for the pandemic, what impact is this having on other research projects? Infonetica … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 7th May 2020