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It’s Been Emotional: Managing Suffering In Organ Donation

Stephanie Parsons (Anglia Ruskin University) shares findings from her research, originally presented at the Leeds conference “Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Movement of Body Parts”. Read more »

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In Pursuit of Affordable Organ Transplants: Reflections from India

Abin Thomas (King’s College London) discusses affordable organ transplant in India, in light of the changing political and financial situation of the country, thereby continuing a conversation started at the “Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Movement of Body Parts” event, held at the University of Leeds on 5th May 2017. Read more »

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Child medical travel in Argentina

Cecilia Vindrola-Padros (Department of Applied Health Research, University College London) writes on body parts provision and medical travel, continuing a conversation started at the “Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Movement of Body Parts” event, held at the University of Leeds on 5th May 2017. Read more »

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Sugar Rush: Science, Obesity and the Social Life of Sugar

Karen Throsby explains how sugar has become the new public health bête noir and discusses her new research project exploring scientific knowledge production, validation and popular appropriation; the role of generation, gender, race an class in the production of embodied citizenship; the politics of food in the context of austerity; and  contemporary panics around health and body size. Read more »

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The Kadcyla debate and the future of targeted cancer drugs

Julia Swallow  discusses the complexities of measuring cost-effectiveness for treatments that target sub-types of cancer, focusing on the recent debate around NHS funding for Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine), a targeted breast cancer drug. Read more »

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Considering Risks and Benefits in MS Treatment Selection (CRIMSON)

Ana Manzano is the principal investigator on the CRIMSON project, which aims to find out how people recently diagnosed with MS make decisions about their treatment. Read more »

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Margrit Shildrick: Rethinking Prostheses

Engineer Ray Holt reflects on Margrit Shildrick’s recent talk in the Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice, asking, what counts as a prosthesis? Read more »

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Big data and their visualisation: the ideological work of data visualisation conventions

Rosemary Lucy Hill explains how the conventions of data visualisation offer a seemingly transparent window onto neutral data, when really what they are presenting is linked to Enlightenment truth claims and the imperialistic project. Read more »

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Health Innovation Lab provides Tom Clarke opportunities to see Leeds open data in action

Tom Clarke learned about the local use of open data at a ‘Health Innovation Lab’ run by Student Data Labs, which aims to teach students data science skills by working on projects that have social value. Read more »

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The Scottish Cancer Conference 2015

Emily Ross reflects on the findings of the Scottish Cancer Conference: the continued emphasis on ‘lifestyle factors’ as causes of cancer; the impact of genomics; and patient involvement in research. Read more »

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