Life Span: The World’s Longest Cohort Studies

This post is inspired by my recent visit to Hiroshima in Japan. Whilst there, I had the chance to visit the Peace Park and Peace Museum. Unfortunately, the latter was under refurbishment at the time, and therefore only half of it was open. The museum did, however, provide incredibly valuable and poignant insight into the … Read moreLife Span: The World’s Longest Cohort Studies

Pharmacogenomics & Personalised Medicine

As promised – here is the second post of two to begin my hopefully-more-regular posting of blog posts! As a change of pace from the “Problems in Pharmacology” series of posts, I thought it would be good to provide a solution. Pharmacogenomics is a merging of pharmacology and genetics, wherein genetic information from the patient … Read morePharmacogenomics & Personalised Medicine

Problems in Pharmacology: Data Collection and Consent

After an extended hiatus, I decided to do two quick posts to sum up some the most contested general issues in current pharmacology. Firstly: data collection and ethics. In order to overcome some of the boundaries faced by the modern doctor, it is essential that they have access to data and private information regarding the … Read moreProblems in Pharmacology: Data Collection and Consent