Archive for 2018

X-ray Interferometry – An Emerging Technology

Posted on: September 14th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

For the past decade, Marco Stampanoni and his TOMCAT team at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) […]

The End of Paywalled Journals?

Posted on: September 7th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Science Europe is an association of European Research Funding Organisations based in Brussels, and earlier this week it published a controversial initiative called […]

Pseudoscience and Debunking Myths

Posted on: August 31st, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

David Gorski is a surgical oncologist at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit. He specializes in […]

Welch Found Guilty of Plagiarism

Posted on: August 24th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

Two years ago we featured a paper by Gilbert Welch (seen right, © The Dartmouth Institute) published by the New England Journal […]

Predicting the Return of Breast Cancer

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 by admin

Clinicians do not currently have a reliable way to predict which patients treated for hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer run […]

To Scatter or Not to Scatter?

Posted on: August 10th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

When X-rays pass through tissue, such as a woman’s breast, the primary rays travel straight through, whereas some of the […]

The Science of Sure

Posted on: August 3rd, 2018 by admin

According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation, “a patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product […]

Taking the Initiative

Posted on: July 27th, 2018 by admin

Earlier this year the Cancer Research Initiative (CRI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) celebrated its fifth anniversary. The aim of […]

Vitamin D Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on: July 20th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

Technically speaking, vitamin D is not actually a vitamin – it is a steroidal hormone – that controls the levels of calcium […]

POCUS Gathers Momentum

Posted on: July 13th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

In the past week two companies – Hologic from the USA and Healcerion from South Korea – have announced FDA […]