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Festschrift for Colin Blakemore FRS

I recently got the devastating news that my friend and mentor Professor Sir Colin Blakemore has returned to Oxford from Hong Kong with some neurological symptoms that subsequently have received a diagnosis of ALS/MND. Colin and friends invited me and Tracey Brown of Sense about Science to…

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don’t be complacent about the gains we have made

This week I had the honour of being made an honorary fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.  A number of the press officers and scientists in the room encouraged me to post my short acceptance speech on my blog…so here you go. read more

inconvenient truths

Last week we ran press conferences on climate change and CFS/ME. The subjects are complex and contentious, and there is always the potential for jarring or simplistic headlines and strong reactions from the vocal critics of research in these fields. But it was the criticism from within the scientific community that we had not anticipated. read more

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