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Life before death – improving and discussing end of life care

Dr Katherine Sleeman is an Academy grant awardee and a NIHR Clinician Scientist at King’s College London who studies how we care for people who are approaching the end of their lives. My team recently made a very surprising finding: that elderly people suffering with demen...

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What does the future hold for stem cell treatments?

Our President, Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, comments on the future of stem cell research. What does the future hold for stem cell treatments? The question is almost impossible to answer due to the complex nature of these remarkable cells. Decades of research has allowed...

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Helping stroke patients recover their speech

Academy Fellow Professor Cathy Price FMedSci is Director of the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging at UCL. Her research focuses on how people can recover the power of speech after stroke. Not being able to speak to family and friends is one of the most devastating consequenc...

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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

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Fellow wins 2017 Roger de Spoelberch Prize

The Academy is delighted that Professor David Rubinsztein FRS FMedSci has been awarded the 2017 Roger de Spoelberch Prize for research into neurodegeneration. The award, worth  €750,000, celebrates excellence in neurodegenerative disease research. Professor Rub...

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