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?
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.
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.
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.
Choon Key reflects on the impact of using different metaphors to talk about cancer.
Tiffany Boulton explains the problems sufferers of fibromyalgia face in accessing benefits to which they entitled.
Emily Ross (Research Assistant on Wellcome Trust Cancer Patienthood Project) discusses risk, blame and responsibility in the discourse surrounding cancer prevention.
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.
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.