Search results for "Singing For The Brain"

Ethics Research

Research ethics are especially relevant in the face of pandemics

Newly emerging pandemics like Covid-19 raise many ethical issues for medical staff. Especially - If there are no available treatments, should you improvise based on anecdotal evidence? As with most ethical issues - the answers … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 24th April 2020

Could dual-use research help the fight against Covid-19?
Ethics Research

Covid-19 and the armoured scorpion of death

The rather euphemistic term “dual-use research" has been around for some time. It is the name given to research that could just as easily help or harm humanity – for example think of a revolutionary new chemical manufacturing … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 5th June 2020

Ethics pointer - small
Ethics Research

No News is Good News

Yes - of course this is a Covid-19 post.  However, I’m not going to simply highlight the over-rich daily diet of mortality rates and pictures of people spectacularly breaking lockdown rules.  This time, its … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 26th May 2020

two-meter rule
Ethics

What’s so special about two meters?

Are you, like me, beginning to suspect that the two-meter rule was primarily designed because it was easy for people to understand? It wouldn’t be the first time – remember, the “five a day” rule designed to encourage … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 18th June 2020

Thinker - small
Research

What happens to other research when all eyes turn to Covid-19?

Coronavirus research is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, but what about non-Covid medical trials? With resources channelled into treatments for the pandemic, what impact is this having on other research projects? Infonetica … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 7th May 2020

Can year's of pain really be written off as
Ethics Research

“Women’s Problems”

The UK government has been asked to apologise to women who have suffered years of pain after their concerns over medical procedures and drugs were written off as “women’s problems.” Back in January 2014, I wrote a … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 8th July 2020

Ethics Research

National Research Administrator Day – here’s to you!

Today is National Research Administrator Day – a special annual event to recognise the essential contribution that administrators make to research across the globe. Research Administrators have many roles, from providing compliance … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 24th September 2020

Ethics Research

Squirrels on toast and Covid-19

There is a common misconception about free speech.  Everyone DOES have the right to an opinion. However, everyone DOES NOT have the automatic right for their opinion to be taken seriously. I could firmly believe … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 17th July 2020

chatting with service user
Social Care

Music and Dementia: A Perfect Match?

Music and Dementia: A Perfect Match? With half of all women predicted to develop dementia, are we doing enough to improve the lives of those living with this degenerative disease? Music and dementia may seem an unlikely combination, … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 16th October 2018

Researcher
Research Tissue Auditor

Free Covid-19 testing support from Infonetica

Like everyone, we at Infonetica want to help assist in the current Covid-19 crisis. Tissue Auditor is already being used to help UK Covid-19 testing so we are making it more widely available. Our tissue tracking software, … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 23rd April 2020