2016

Blog Entry Pornography and the Middle-Aged Straight Man
Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans has written an article about attitudes towards pornography
Blog Entry Could some types of sugar actually be good for you?
Dr Clett Erridge discusses the naturally-occurring kind of sugar trehalose
Blog Entry There may never be a universal ‘cure’ for cancer, but tailored cures could be the way forward
PhD student Mohan Harihar discusses why cancer is unique due to its multifaceted nature
Blog Entry Deconstructing cancer: The eight principles underlying tumour growth
PhD student Mohan Harihar from the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology explains the eight ‘Hallmarks of Cancer’
Blog Entry Tackling, treating and tending to tumours: top 5 significant (molecular) advances in cancer research
PhD student Mohan Harihar explores five major developments in cancer research in the last few decades
Blog Entry How cancers use enabling characteristics to evolve
PhD student Mohan Harihar discusses the properties that help make it easier for cells to acquire the ‘hallmarks of cancer’ that promote tumour development
Blog Entry Learning the language of cells will help scientists beat cancer
In an article for The Conversation, PhD student Mohan Harihar discusses how targeted treatments will hopefully lead to targeted cures for cancer
Blog Entry Looking inside cells to find novel ways to treat muscle disease
PhD student Caroline Shak discusses Emery Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy and how studies can help to find a cure of the disease
Blog Entry Patient activation measure: learning from early adopters
Dr Natalie Armstrong discusses some of the key learning to emerge from an evaluation of six pilot sites putting the Patient Activation Measure to the test
Blog Entry Age may not be just a number when it comes to cancer
The biggest risk factor for cancer is perhaps the one thing we cannot control – age, says PhD student Mohan Harihar
Blog Entry Six cancer myths that can be challenged by science
From mobile phones to deodorant sprays, PhD student Mohan Harihar discusses popular myths surrounding cancer
Blog Entry Surveying signalling pathways: the role of the RAS/MAPK pathway and its contribution to cancer
PhD student Mohan Harihar outlines the importance of the RAS/MAPK pathway in cancer development
Blog Entry Five reasons why we need to look at childbirth and the media
Dr Ranjana Das from the Department of Media and Communication discusses why we need to look at childbirth and the media, and the 'Birth Stories' project she is involved in
Blog Entry Migraines were taken more seriously in medieval times – where did we go wrong?
Dr Katherine Foxhall discusses how attitudes towards migraines have changed over time
Blog Entry What is overdiagnosis, and why is it something to be prevented?
SAPPHIRE’s Natalie Armstrong and Caroline Morris have recently returned from the ‘Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference’ (#PODC2016) in sunny Barcelona, in this blog they reflect on this developing area and what they took away from the event
Blog Entry New study: Salmonella thrives in salad bags
Dr Primrose Freestone discusses new research into how juices released from the cut-ends of the salad leaves enable Salmonella to grow
Blog Entry Why we need to pay attention to online peer-to-peer support forums for new mothers
Dr Ranjana Das discusses how many women are turning to the internet for pre and post-natal support as cuts continue in healthcare funding
Blog Entry Are we serious about changing culture?
Dr Elizabeth Anderson and Dr Simon Bennett co-author BMJ article about teamworking in professional environments
Blog Entry Top tips for avoiding food poisoning when preparing Christmas dinner
Dr Primrose Freestone and PhD student Giannis Koukkidis examine serious food infection risks in the popular festive turkey lunch and its leftovers
Blog Entry Call for government to re-affirm pledge to underwrite EU research funding
University experts respond to Science and Technology Select Committee's 'A time for boldness: EU membership and UK science after the referendum' report on the impact of Brexit on UK science

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