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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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Cancer and Metaphors: reflecting on how we talk about cancer

Choon Key reflects on the impact of using different metaphors to talk about cancer. Read more »

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In/visibility of Ova Provision

Alexandra Gruian uses the innovative metaphor of water flow to explain the visibility of ova provision in Romania. Read more »

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In the “Grey Area”: In/Visible Chronic Illness and Disability-Related Entitlements

Tiffany Boulton explains the problems sufferers of fibromyalgia face in accessing benefits to which they entitled. Read more »

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Cancer and its prevention – exploring blame and responsibility

Emily Ross  (Research Assistant on Wellcome Trust Cancer Patienthood Project) discusses risk, blame and responsibility in the discourse surrounding cancer prevention. Read more »

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Humanities and the social sciences – ‘bridging the gap’ between medical research and its application

Emily Ross (Research Assistant on Wellcome Trust Cancer Patienthood Project) blogs about the Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social Science Early Career Day. Read more »

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Contested Legalities when Trading Human Organs across Borders. Organ Trafficking and Organ Laundering

Ana Manzano blogs about the issue of organ trafficking, drawing on her research in this area. Read more »

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