Posts Tagged ‘Controversy’

Is Nanox another Theranos?

Posted on: September 18th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

At the beginning of 2020, we highlighted the story of Theranos, manufacturer of a “revolutionary” blood testing system that was supposedly able […]

Where was Peer Review?

Posted on: June 5th, 2020 by admin

The origins of peer review can be traced back over 350 years to the launch of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal […]

Leadership Matters

Posted on: April 10th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

Twenty years ago, when the AIDS pandemic was ravaging South Africa, the country’s president, Thabo Mbeki, criticised the scientific consensus that the […]

Our Dunkirk Moment

Posted on: March 27th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The Battle of Dunkirk, fought between 26 May and 4 June 1940, marked a turning point in World War Two. During […]

Radiation Exposure and Cancer Risk

Posted on: September 6th, 2019 by admin 2 Comments

Two articles published this week by the American Medical Association have important implications for medical imaging in general, and breast […]

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 […]