Yesterday I attended the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research (EPSRC) Council’s Town Hall meeting about their Healthcare Technologies ‘Grand Challenges’. These ‘Grand Challenges’ form part of their recently-announced new strategy for their Healthcare Technologies theme. The aim of the meeting was to outline the new strategy and to raise awareness of some new opportunities to begin to…… Continue reading Could funding from the EPSRC help your MND research?
From the over 400 abstracts that were submitted for this year’s International Symposium on ALS/MND, the majority of them were presented at the meeting as posters. They contained an exciting range of research, from examples of care practice being established in different healthcare settings and geographical populations around the world, to cutting edge genetic techniques,…… Continue reading The International Symposium on ALS/MND poster prize
As fellow fans of Douglas Adams’ ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’ will know, the Guide says that if you stick a babel fish in your ear then you can immediately understand any of the languages spoken to you. Putting a fish in your ear is not be recommended, but perhaps you can use your science…… Continue reading Can you be a babel fish?
I always associate October with the lines of the famous poem ‘Ode to Autumn’ by John Keats, so this was a line that came into my head when I was looking for a catchy title for a blog post about the opening of the UK MND DNA Bank to the international community today. Yes, from…… Continue reading Season of mists, mellow fruitfulness… ..and DNA
It’s an eternal question that many researchers face. Increasingly you might be asked to write a summary for non-experts for funding applications, to demonstrate progress in your research or perhaps for a research paper you are submitting for publication. At the awards ceremony for the ‘Access to Understanding’ science writing competition last night, we heard…… Continue reading How to write a lay summary?