Ramadan Edition: The Fiqh of Medicine Review

Thinking about becoming an organ donor?

“In Saudi Arabia, organs from two brain-dead persons were used for transplantation for six needy patients, between July 10 and 15 1999.” p. 274

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The Gene: An Intimate Review

Every chapter begins with short literature extracts, my favourite being:

They f*** you up, your mum and dad.

They may not mean to, but they do.

They fill you with the faults they had

And add some extra, just for you.

  • Philip Larkin, “This Be The Verse”

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BREXIT with NO EXIT

As an ageing population, with an average life expectancy between 86 and 89 years¹, more of the elderly generations decided to vote leave…

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Oxford PSC Event 2016

Having driven up to Oxford for this event, walking up to the hospital I started having second thoughts about attending a patient centred meeting. But as I walked into the room, I was warmly greeted by Martine the organiser who also lives with the condition PSC.

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Does blocking legal access to drugs for the lethal injection make other forms of capital punishment right?

Recently, Pfizer, a top pharmaceutical company has announced that it will no longer provide the drugs to aid the lethal injection as the company states, “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve.”

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Let’s debate!

“Technology is the science of arranging life so that one need not experience it.”The comment suggests that science can explain life and use technology as a tool to put it in order.

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Procrastination

A whole six months since posting, I’ve found that procrastination levels have incessantly increased since working full time. With no deadlines or exams outside of work, it is proving difficult to motivate myself to voluntarily move any limbs once I’ve left the building.

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Jessica Alba’s Venture into the Chemical World

Hollywood stars make news for more mundane reasons, day by day. I feel that its glamour has highly influenced social media expectations and the content of blogs written by young adults who have the power to instil knowledge of better use to our descendants of the future.

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Clinical Research: First Graduate Job

Two weeks have flown by since starting my first graduate job at a clinical trials research centre. I am now halfway through my first training scheme which lasts a month where I have learnt how to do practical procedures, process samples in the lab and record results for reports with regards to Good Clinical Practise (GCP).

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Fabrican 

Five years ago, this was the first invention which introduced me to patents.

Whilst at the ‘Lab in a Cell’ event at Imperial College London, I met some chemical engineering students involved in a fashion show. I know, I thought the same thing! What possibly could chemical engineering have to do with the fashion industry?

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