Posts Tagged ‘History’

The Rule of Three

Posted on: October 9th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The second week in October is when the world’s leading scientists eagerly await a telephone call from Stockholm with life-changing […]

Impact of Covid-19 on Breast Screening

Posted on: October 2nd, 2020 by admin

It’s the first week of October, the month when the colour pink highlights the efforts by society to remind women […]

Serendipity and Breast Cancer Detection

Posted on: September 25th, 2020 by admin

The Cambridge Dictionary   defines “serendipity” as “finding interesting or valuable things by chance.” The origin of the word dates back […]

Treatment is on Target

Posted on: August 21st, 2020 by admin

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy is a treatment that employs ionising radiation to kill malignant cancer cells and is usually delivered by a […]

Breast Screening and Radiation

Posted on: August 14th, 2020 by admin

One of the reasons why some women are reluctant to subject themselves to an annual mammogram is a concern that […]

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 […]

Automated Breast Ultrasound Emerges

Posted on: May 29th, 2020 by admin

Automated breast ultrasound or ABUS – where the ultrasound transducer is moved across the breast under automated control rather than […]

A New “Killer App” ?

Posted on: April 17th, 2020 by admin 3 Comments

In 1839, Gustav Rose discovered a novel mineral in the Ural Mountains of Russia which he named “perovskite” in honour of the […]

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 […]