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Medical Device
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FDA launches four case studies to explain medical device regulation

The National Medical Device Curriculum is a set of four fictitious case studies intended to help academic institutions and medtech companies understand US FDA’s medical device regulatory … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 18th July 2014

Medical Researchers
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UN urges governments to increase funding in medical research and development

A recent report published by Doctors Without Borders titled ‘Lives on the edge’ analyses the failure of the current R&D system and goes on to outline new ways of developing tools to better address the medical … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 23rd September 2016

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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

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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

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

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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

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

Dark Side of Football
Ethics

Does Football have a Darker Side?

Does Football have a Darker Side? Sports can often be identified as a mixing pot of individuals, but to what extent is there diversity in professional sports? Can people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders really expect … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 7th August 2018

equality
Ethics

Is Women’s Cycling “Just Business”?

Is Women’s Cycling ‘Just Business’? Sports can often be identified as a mixing pot of individuals, but how much diversity is there really in the world of sports. Can people of all backgrounds, ethnicities … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 8th August 2018

Ethics Research

Statistical analysis exposes dubious data in 2% of anaesthesia trials

Statistical analysis of over 5,000 published trials has highlighted 90 that contain dubious data. This is equivalent to around 2% of the trials examined using statistical tools to identify anomalies hidden within the … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 19th February 2018