Posts Tagged ‘Controversy’

The Emergence of CRISPR

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

One of the most remarkable scientific breakthroughs since the mapping of the human genome has been CRISPR, an acronym that […]

Irish Radiologists are Spooked

Posted on: July 5th, 2019 by admin 5 Comments

The Irish government runs two screening programmes – CervicalCheck and BreastCheck – designed to benefit the country’s women. In 2009, Ruth Morrissey had a […]

“Radiologists are Toast”

Posted on: June 21st, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

Vinod Khosla, a Silicon Valley investor and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, has made a name for himself by suggesting that […]

Searching for the Inner Sanctum

Posted on: June 7th, 2019 by admin

The double helix of deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) is one of biology’s most iconic structures, inspiring the design of staircases […]

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Posted on: April 19th, 2019 by admin 3 Comments

Dr Daniel Kopans, professor of radiology at Harvard, earlier this week started a new blog entitled Fiction and Facts about Breast Cancer […]

New Guidelines Stir Up Controversy

Posted on: April 12th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

A paper appeared earlier this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine entitled “Screening for breast cancer in average-risk women: a guidance […]

In Search of Truth

Posted on: April 5th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

The electrocardiogram – or ECG – fulfils the requirements for a diagnostic test: non-invasive, easy to record and reproducible. It is applied […]

You’re Grounded!

Posted on: March 15th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

This past Sunday morning an Ethiopian Airlines plane, registration ET-AVJ, departed Johannesburg on a routine flight to Addis Ababa. A few hours […]

I Am And I Will

Posted on: February 8th, 2019 by admin

This past Monday, 4 February 2019, was the 20th occasion to mark World Cancer Day. Emanating from the Charter of Paris, the […]

Don’t Lose the 3

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by admin

Six years ago, the CEO of French manufacturer Poly Implant Prosthese, Jean-Claude Mas, was convicted and sent to jail for using non-medical […]