If science is the most communal of human endeavors, drug discovery is its pinnacle. Over the course of decades, many people work together in a cyclical process of design, create and test. They’re brought together with the shared goal: producing a single molecule, a new drug, which will improve the lives of those suffering from disease. Continue reading From Seed to Root – The WeeCAIR Medicinal Garden
Albert Einstein said ‘The important thing is to never stop questioning.’ Indeed, the very essence of any good science is the preliminary experiment of questioning. Questioning itself is founded on the principle of uncertainty and at the core of uncertainty is curiosity. Continue reading Science communication in a post-normal, post-COVID world
Smart students study science and science students become doctors. Regardless of which part of the world you grew up in, you will be familiar with this statement or a modified version that shares the same sentiment. Sentiments that suggest studying science is the preserve of smart students and studying medicine is regarded the very peak achievement. Continue reading Is there a doctor in the room?
By Mark Roberts There was a time where scientific debate only happened in the letter pages of national newspapers. However, as research developed and became more specialised, scientific discourse moved into journals found only in institutional libraries, creating barriers between those undertaking the science and the wider public. More recently, the discourse has moved to a two-way dialogue with the public; engagement rather than outreach. … Continue reading Why should scientists be engaging the public?