Birth, along with death, are experiences known by each and every one of us as two critical events in an individual’s life, yet it it often remains an unspoken truth for along long as time allows. Holly Leslie reviews an autobiographical recount of one doctors experiences working in a hospice, delicately written by Rachel Clarke.
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From chess to medicine and criminal law to self-driving cars, will algorithm overtake humans creating a world that currently only a futuristic utopia? Holly reviews Hannah Fry’s bestselling title, Hello World, which offers a cautious approach to the question of whether machines can outperform humans across contrasting fields of our society.
Recreating our biology from inside-out
Can scientists build a human body from scratch? In this article, Iris and Holly explain how scientists have designed two novel disease models, organoids and organs-on-a-chip – and discuss their importance for future medical research.
The Secret Barrister
By an anonymised author (2018)
From cancer research to COVID-19 testing
Author writes how the pandemic changed her perspective on a career in laboratory science
The Gendered Brain
Guest Review by Jen Antrobus (@abookishscientist on Instagram)
Lessons from COVID: the #payup campaign
Sofia Voudouroglou reveals the background to the recent #payup campaign and discusses its importance in the current global economic climate and how consumers have a huge role to play with regard to improving working conditions for vital garment workers.
The Science of Meditation: How to Change Your Brain, Mind and Body
by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson (2017)
A few thoughts on nutrition: how does our diet affect our brain health?
Scientists predict that the human brain uses 20 – 30% of our daily calorific intake, but how does our diet contribute to psychological disorders and cognitive disease?
Artificial intelligence is more than creating humanised robots
Aritifical Intelligence, or AI, has become one of the most noveI approaches to many aspects of medical research, but the principles of AI and benefits to integrating AI-based systems in current practise remains misunderstood by many.