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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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Conference review ‘Visual Culture in Medical Humanities’, 18th June Durham University

Chrissy Buse reviews the conference ‘Visual Culture in Medical Humanities’ , held on the 18th June in Durham. Read more »

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It’s not fat, it’s bioprene: marathon swimming and heroic fatness

Karen Throsby gives a summarised version of her recent presentation at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA), Oxford University 13 November, 2014. Read more »

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Lessons from the everyday affects of biomedical practice: Reconsidering knowledge, ethics and accountability

Anne Kerr recently took part in the BSA Medical Sociology Special Event on Researching (Bio)medicine with Care: Cosmopolitics, Affects and Ethics.  This is a shortened version of her presentation. Read more »

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