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Sense About Science launches guide to challenge ‘miracle cures’

September 16, 2013


A new guide 'I’ve got nothing to lose by trying it' launches today to help people weigh up claims about bogus treatments and ‘miracle cures’. Sarah Mehta from Sense About Science tells us how medical research charities fed into the guide.

The future of stratified medicine

July 23, 2013


Abigail Perrin talks us through the Academy of Medical Sciences' new report on stratified medicine in the UK

Talking to everyone about clinical research

July 15, 2013


How do you explain clinical trial participation to patients with communication disabilities? The authors of an aphasia-friendly booklet tell us how they did it, and what they've learned.

Investing in science pays dividends for health and wealth

June 18, 2013


Dan Bridge and Andrew Hollingsworth from the Cancer Research UK policy team talk us through their recent report on the importance of Government support for medical research.

Clearing the path to the cure for type 1

June 12, 2013


It's Diabetes week. Sarah Johnson, Director of Policy and Communications at JDRF, tells us about the role of the UK in the international drive to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and outlines some of the challenges.

CCGs are key to research in the NHS but they cannot do it by themselves

June 4, 2013


GP Dr Peter Brindle explains how the new commissioners of health services need to be supported to ensure research reaches every part of the NHS.

Dementia Challenge – what it means for research

May 31, 2013


In March 2012, the Prime Minister announced ‘Dementia Challenge’ with a pledge to increase research funding. A year on, Rebecca Wood, chief executive of Alzheimer's Research UK, takes a look at progress and what comes next.