Arthur Max Barrett: A Cambridge Pathologist

10th Jun medicinecambridge

When I was a third year undergraduate at Cambridge, I did some research during my Part II course in Pathology (looking at the genetic causes of primordial dwarfism). We discovered a new mechanism that a certain gene mutation (in Cenpj, part of the centrosome) causes this form of dwarfism, with impli...

🔗 Modern Day Alchemy: in vitro platelets

9th Jun scienceguest-blog

Originally posted at the NHSBT R&D Blog. What does a baby, the atom bomb and Dolly the Sheep have in common? Stem cells! We all start out life as a single cell, a fertilised egg. Somehow, that cell divides and divides and its progeny form every single one of the approximately 30 trillion cells i...

🔗 International Conference Travel Report - Galveston, TX

7th Feb scienceguest-blog

Originally posted at the British Society for Haematology website. "I had the opportunity to discuss and receive valuable feedback on my work from many different perspectives, which would otherwise have been impossible". I was grateful to receive the BSH Travel Grant to be able to travel t...


My Christmas 2019 Reading List

25th Dec bookschristmas

This Christmas holiday, I've been spending a lot of time reading books. Here are a few I've particularly enjoyed and would recommend to others! 📚 How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff Proper treatment will cure a cold in seven days, but left to itself a cold will hang on for a week. This ...

MB/PhD Symposium 2019

21st Nov sciencemedicine

Being the final year of my PhD, I was asked to present a 20 minute talk at this year's annual MB/PhD Symposium here in Cambridge. The talk was very well received! It was also a special year, being the 20th anniversary of the Cambridge MB/PhD Programme. In this post I want to report on all of the oth...

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