Category Archives: Medicine

IUPS Part 1

A dispatch from the IUPS conference in Birmingham. I have to admit to some trepidation when it comes to big international mega-conferences like the IUPS (International Union of Physiological Sciences). They have never entirely agreed with me. The first conference … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Grumbling, Medicine, Physiology, Universities | Comments Off on IUPS Part 1

A cross-plug – but in a good cause

The latest issue of Physiology News, which I edit, is now up online. I wouldn’t usually plug it so blatantly – I would simply plug it marginally more sneakily, of course – but this issue contains two articles that may … Continue reading

Posted in History, Medicine, News, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Frankly dilutional

In which I have the strong feeling that it’s Déjà vu all over again. Ah, me. Homeopathy. * Sigh * Like most scientists who write about alternative medicine and pseudoscience, I am heartily sick of writing about homeopathy. After all, … Continue reading

Posted in Annoyances, Grumbling, Medicine, Pseudoscience | 9 Comments

Watching football can damage your health

My second instalment from Physiology 2010. At any large scientific meeting, with lots of things on at once, there are lectures that you feel you really have to go to, commonly because they are in your research area. There are … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, History, Humour, Medicine, Physiology | 13 Comments

Just when I thought I was out…

In case you’re wondering where I’ve been (and I’m sure no-one was): apart from grading a few essays, and servicing my growing Twitter addiction, I have done what I regularly swear I won’t and got involved in an argument with … Continue reading

Posted in Annoyances, Medicine, Pseudoscience, The Interwebz | 34 Comments

Quantum homeopathic flapdoodle

I had wanted to post something for World Homeopathy Awareness Week (WHAW), which ended a few days ago. However, I have been hampered by the fact that, whenever I think about writing anything more about homeopathy, I tend to find … Continue reading

Posted in Annoyances, Humour, Medicine, Pseudoscience | Tagged | 5 Comments