Search results for "genetic side-effects"

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Ethics Research

Is gene editing one step too far?

Gene editing could eliminate some diseases - but at what cost to the future of the human race? What is the true risk of gene editing? Originally discovered by a researcher from Osaka University in 1987, gene editing could … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 10th December 2018

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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

Can year's of pain really be written off as
Ethics Research

“Women’s Problems”

The UK government has been asked to apologise to women who have suffered years of pain after their concerns over medical procedures and drugs were written off as “women’s problems.” Back in January 2014, I wrote a … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 8th July 2020

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Ethics

What’s so special about two meters?

Are you, like me, beginning to suspect that the two-meter rule was primarily designed because it was easy for people to understand? It wouldn’t be the first time – remember, the “five a day” rule designed to encourage … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 18th June 2020

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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

Food
Social Care

Cooking Away Loneliness

Cooking Away Loneliness The loneliness epidemic has already begun, but is the UK sufficiently prepared to deal with it? With the first ever Minister for Loneliness in the world, being appointed in the UK in February, are … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 25th October 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

Vaccination
Ethics

Mandatory Vaccinations: A Moral Dilemma?

The invention of vaccinations is often regarded as one of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine. No other medical intervention has single-handedly saved as many lives or improved quality of life as much. However, recent … Read More

by Kallie Price, 1st April 2019