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Putting the patient before the disease

Irene Higginson is Professor of Palliative Care and Policy at King’s College London, and Director of the Cicely Saunders Institute, the first purpose built institute for research into palliative care. People with advanced illness often have a dozen or more different symptom...

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NHS at 70: Research benefits health

A blog by our President, Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci   As the NHS turns 70 this year there will be much discussion of past successes, concerns for the present, and hopes for the future. I believe that we can have high hopes for the future, and I am hopefu...

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FORUM: The journey so far

This year, we are celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the FORUM. Here our President, Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, reflects on the growth of the FORUM over the years. The Academy’s FORUM was established in 2003 to re...

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Finding the female face of autism

Academy Fellow Francesca Happé is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at King’s College London where she researches autism spectrum disorder. When you imagine somebody with autism, how d

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Why the future needs a new kind of leader

Our President, Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, looks at leadership in the life sciences. There is no doubt that to continue to improve health and wealth in the UK and globally we will need exce

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Helping patients and doctors make difficult decisions

Deborah Ashby is an Academy Fellow and Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials at Imperial College London. Every medical treatment has potential benefits, but also risks. Weighing up these benefits and risks is often one of th...

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