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UK’s first AIDS victims lobby government in run up to World AIDS Day

Imagine being an NHS hospital patient requiring blood products and the treatment you received gave you HIV, as well as other serious contaminants, causing death and lifelong debilitating illness. That is what happened to man hundreds of haemophiliacs in the UK more than 30 years ago, those unfortunate to be born with an hereditary genetic disorder that impairs the body’s ability to control...
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Abcodia marks Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

My client, the world leading biomarker validation company, Abcodia, is marking November’s Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month by offering access to longitudinal serum samples for organizations and academic teams seeking to validate their biomarkers to improve early detection and screening for these two devastating diseases. Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and although...
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The good that must come out of Rotherham’s foster kids scandal

When I heard about the Rotherham foster kids scandal where three Eastern Euopean children were removed from their supportive and stable environment because their foster parents were members of UKIP and deemed racist, it reminded me of a similar story I wrote on my blog six years ago. In that case, a couple from the Fens wanted to foster a child, but because they explained to the local authority...
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Women bishops – refreshing the executive board of the Church of England

I always think of Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford when the subject of women bishops is raised. I worked with her once to promote CHASTE – Churches Alert Against Sex Trafficking across Europe. Feeling disappointed after the latest blow for women bishops in the Church of England, I asked Carrie to share her thoughts about this Carrie, a feisty director of the Cambridge Centre for Applied Research...
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Mike Lynch cancels Cambridge lecture

I had been hoping to meet Dr Mike Lynch tomorrow evening at an innovation lecture in Cambridge, our local technology hero blazing a trail for Silicon Fen with his astonishingly successful software company Autonomy which was sold to Hewlett Packard in 2011 with his company valued at $10 billion; at the time, this was the second largest sale ever of a software company and the UK’s largest...
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Let’s Adopt a Better Way

This week is National Adoption Week, but you would scarcely know it unless this is a topic which interests you personally as there has been virtually no national media coverage about it, especially compared to last year’s amazing headlines featuring campaigner Francesca Polini. This is very disappointing news for passionate adoption reform campaigners like Francesca who want more children...
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Let’s all vote for Nadine on “I’m a Celebrity….”

Shall we all do what Eric Pickles says, and that is to vote for Nadine Dorries so she can totally indulge in kangaroo’s goolies, washed down with a bucketful of maggots, and all other jungle delights during her stint on I’m a Celebrity. To me, her appearance on this show is a sign that she’s coming to the end of her parliamentary career and setting her sights on being a media...
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Cambridge ideas change the world …

I love the simple Cambridge Network strapline which states, “Cambridge ideas change the world”. Thanks to the cluster of innovative technology and biomedical companies based in and around the university city, and the brilliant minds behind many of them, this continues to be the case, and I feel so very privileged to meet and work with some of them. Cambridge should certainly be...
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