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September 18, 2014

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2:38 PM | Science bloggers are ruining the public’s understanding of Science
Like most of today’s ameatur and expert scienctists, I get my science news from science blogs. It only makes sense. In a quick paced world where knowledge is power, it seems more lucrative to quickly read a blog than it would be to read an entire scientific journal article. Unfortunately, the majority of these blogs […] The post Science bloggers are ruining the public’s understanding of Science appeared first on Homoskepticus .

September 16, 2014

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9:21 AM | At a loss: the daily challenges of a hearing aid user
Think that hearing aids solve all hearing problems? Think again. As the MRC and the EPSRC launch a package of funding worth £3.5m to improve hearing aid technology, Jean Straus […]

September 04, 2014

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2:44 PM | Collaborating with compounds
In July we unveiled a new partnership with seven pharmaceutical companies to share deprioritised compounds for research in new disease areas. Here Chris Watkins, the MRC’s Director of Translational Research and Industry, […]

August 29, 2014

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7:00 AM | Why mitochondrial donation is not about making ‘designer babies’
The UK Government is considering legalising a specialised form of IVF called mitochondrial donation, which aims to prevent potentially fatal mitochondrial disease. As Parliament prepares to debate the issue on […]

August 20, 2014

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7:00 AM | Blood lust and the mosquito
Today is World Mosquito Day, marking the 1897 discovery by the British doctor, researcher and military officer Sir Ronald Ross that the female Anopheles mosquito spreads malaria. Here our senior […]
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