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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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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

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

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

Ethics Research

National Research Administrator Day – here’s to you!

Today is National Research Administrator Day – a special annual event to recognise the essential contribution that administrators make to research across the globe. Research Administrators have many roles, from providing compliance … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 24th September 2020

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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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

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Flu: Is Llama Blood the Answer?

Flu: Are Llamas the Solution? The annual flu season is upon us and many of us get vaccinated against prevalent strains of influenza, identified from the southern hemisphere’s winter. Flu is caused by a virus that has the … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 8th March 2019

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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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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