RSM 11th Medical Innovation summit

After taking a long break from blogging but definitely not reading about science, I have decided to start off the academic year by attending the Royal Society of Medicine’s second innovation summit this year to get my mind in the right headspace. As always, listening to the speakers truly inspires me and opens my eyes […]

Feature: Figure1 medical app

After seeing that students were taking pictures of medical cases as a way of learning, Dr Joshua Landy wanted to find a way to save the information so it could be used later for educating others but put the patient’s privacy first. Figure1 allows medical professionals to share photographs of medical conditions for educational and […]

Potential reversal of dementia

With an ageing population, neurodegenerative diseases are becoming more prevalent and an effective solution needs to be found fast. The Alzheimer’s Association (AA) in a 2012 report estimated that a new case of will appear every 33 seconds by 2050. In neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease there is a loss in the number […]

Lung cancer: time to take action

Currently in the UK there is only a 30% one-year survival rate, a third dying within 90 days of diagnosis. A significant part of the problem is catching it early, symptoms are vague and unspecific with patients less likely to seek help from GP’s as although it affects smokers and non-smokers, it is still widely […]