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  • 21 May 2024
    David C Henshall

    Secrets of our genome: Small RNAs conduct the molecular orchestra of life

    The actions of genes are fundamental to life as we know it. But how is your genome’s prodigious output controlled? What checks and balances ensure the right ‘amount’ of gene activity in each of your trillions of cells? What is conducting the molecular orchestra of life? Researchers have been unpicking the pathway from gene to […]

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  • 28 Feb 2024
    Gordon J. Wood, Holly B. Yang, Elise C. Carey

    A Practical Guide to Discussing What Matters Most with Seriously Ill Patients

    Navigating Communication with Seriously Ill Patients, Balancing Honesty with Empathy and Hope – The VitalTalk Method is a book written for all clinicians who want to communicate better with seriously ill patients and their family members.

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  • 29 Nov 2023
    Adam Polnay, Rhiannon Pugh

    (Re)discovering the Basics of Therapy: A Continuing Process for Psychotherapists

    As clinicians involved in training and supervision, we have observed in others and ourselves how starting psychotherapy with a patient is often anxiety-provoking for both parties. This experience may leave new therapists in particular feeling de-skilled. Learning a new style of working can add to a feeling of being at sea. It is perfectly understandable […]

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  • 9 Aug 2023
    Swati Jha, Priya Madhuvrata

    Gynaecology for the Obstetrician: a must read for every Obstetrician

    The origins of women’s health before the establishment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as a specialty was predominantly by women who were unqualified midwives, often without any medical training and steeped in folklore. One example of primitive treatments offered being venesection for symptoms of the menopause. As medicine evolved physicians became more involved in the process […]

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  • 30 Jun 2023
    Adam Polnay

    The tone that makes the music: Psychodynamics of Listening with Intent

    When a therapist listens to a patient in psychotherapy, this is a bit like listening to music. With music, we listen to musical notes but also to the tone, rhythm, the themes that emerge, the changes in mood, and the silences. Furthermore, even with songs in a foreign language when we don’t understand the words […]

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  • 22 Jun 2023
    Simon Burton

    New book ‘Presenting the First Test-Tube Baby’ provides the lost paper 45 years later

    When Steptoe, Edwards and Purdy announced the birth of the world’s first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, 45 years ago it was an international sensation. But there was also disbelief from some colleagues over this miraculous birth and the IVF pioneers were criticised for not sharing their secrets within a scientific publication. Now a new book, […]

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  • 17 May 2023
    Cyrille Rossant

    A journey into the shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma controversy

    Cambridge University Press is publishing a textbook I have co-edited with five colleagues, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Investigating the Abusive Head Trauma Controversy, by Findley et al. With contributions by 32 authors, this book provides a thorough analysis of an interdisciplinary subject lying at the intersection of medicine, science, and law, and covering topics in pediatrics, […]

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  • 12 Dec 2022
    Mary Crossley

    Long COVID as a Case Study for Race/Disability Intersectionality

    Chimére Smith is one of tens of millions of Americans with symptoms of long COVID. According to an August 2022 NBC News story, the 40-year-old Black woman from Baltimore was experiencing extreme fatigue, diarrhea, brain fog, and loss of vision in one eye, along with other symptoms. The symptoms were debilitating, preventing Smith from working […]

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