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Why we need scientists on Charlie Gard

This is a guest post by Tom Sheldon, Senior Press Manager at the SMC.

 

There can’t be many people in the UK who haven’t heard of Charlie Gard. He’s a little boy with mitochondrial disease who is on life support. His parents want to send him to the U.S. for…

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Nuff said about “Fake News”

I don’t know of a single fake news story in science or health. Not one – or not in national news media anyway. Yet everywhere I go people are discussing this new scourge, even in science and media circles where fake news is a non-issue. read more

poles apart

This is a guest post by Tom Sheldon, Senior Press Manager at the SMC.   In March 2016 the Natural Environment … read more

call off the hunt

Am I the only one who feels sorry for Tim Hunt? Judging from my inbox, I’m not. I can’t help … read more

abandon hype, all

The main subject of discussion at this year’s SMC Christmas bash was a new study published the same day, claiming … read more

a battle too far?

Recently Chris Elliott, Professor of Food Safety at Queens University Belfast, finally got to publish the findings of his independent … read more

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