Tagged: medical research

Gender bias in medicine and medical research is still putting women’s health at risk - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 08, 2021

Kelly Burrowes, University of Auckland International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of the continuing mission towards gender equality. So it’s a good time to be reminded we still need to correct decades — centuries even — of gender bias in medicine and medical research. It’s no secret men and women are different. It’s why we have a … Read More

$20bn for Medical Research! - Kidney Punch

John Pickering May 15, 2014

Alas, not in New Zealand, but close … our Australian counterparts in medical research appear on the face of it to have scored big in what appears otherwise to be a grim Australian budget.  An AUD$20bn medical research “future fund” is to be established. This effectively means that by 2022-3 there will be twice the … Continue reading → … Read More

Are You Ready for the Faux-Zombie Apocalypse? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Aug 16, 2011

The title of this post is a somewhat obscure reference to an episode of the Nineties Sci-Fi show “Sliders“.  The premise of the show was based on the Multiverse theory in physics, a favourite trope in science fiction. In “Sliders” a small group of individuals are accidentally set adrift in the multiverse, travelling from Earth [...] … Read More

RIP: Sir Graham Liggins – an 'outstanding medical scientist' - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 24, 2010

The respected medical research scientist, Professor Sir Graham Liggins, died today after a long illness. He was aged 84. Professor Sir Graham Liggins It was fitting that the first tribute to Sir Graham, or “Mont” as he was known to friends came from the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, … Read More