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Canadian Blood Services: The road to regaining public trust

The need for blood is constant; so is the need for donations. Every day, all the hospitals and clinics in Canada need blood and blood products to treat patients, since most surgical interventions and a great number of medical procedures require blood transfusions. This is where Canadian Blood Services comes in. Canadian Blood Services is a non-profit charitable organisation with […]

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IAPB: Envisioning the future of universal eye care

Everyone across the globe needs access to the best possible standard of eye health as advocated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). IAPB was established as a coordinating umbrella organisation to lead international efforts in blindness prevention activities and eye health. Research Outreach spoke to CEO Peter Ackland who discusses IAPB’s mission, the importance of World […]

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ECCO: Improving outcomes for all cancer patients in Europe through multidisciplinarity

The European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) is a not-for-profit federation that exists to uphold the right of all European cancer patients to the best possible treatment and care, promoting interaction between all organisations involved in cancer at European level. ECCO aims to raise awareness and improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer patients. CEO of ECCO Birgit Beger spoke with […]

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ACS: Taking chemistry to Hollywood

Science is everywhere. From your sofa to your car, pretty much any product you can think of would not exist without the work of science, and chemistry in particular. This fact is often under-appreciated by the public, but for Dr Donna Nelson of the American Chemical Society, she has made it her mission to change this. Following her work as […]

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High pressure talk with Professor Rhian Touyz

At the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Science (ICAMS) at the University of Glasgow, world-renowned researchers are dedicated to discovering mechanisms of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in their quest to advance new treatments and to develop improved prevention, management and diagnostic strategies. Professor Rhian Touyz takes an innovative new approach to preventing CVD by conducting extensive research into other intricately linked […]

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HRA: making science open, managed and well-funded

Back in 2015, the Health Research Alliance (HRA), a multi-national consortium of non-profit organisations in the field of biomedical research, announced the selection of Dr Maryrose Franko as its new Executive Director. Bringing over 70 non-profit and non-governmental funders of biomedical research together, the HRA is the number one place to go for non-profit organisations seeking to enhance return on […]

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CPHA: The heart of Canadian public health

Health related issues, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity, can often be hugely influenced by public health initiatives. In her role as Chair of the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), Dr Suzanne Jackson champions a public health perspective on important public policy discussions that impact the health and well-being of Canadians. She spoke to us about CPHA’s influence since […]

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BAS: Investigating icy waters with Boaty McBoatface

Oceans are not only filled with many weird and wonderful creatures, but they can also slow down climate change – storing human-produced carbon and heat in their oceanic depths. Understanding how this process happens is vital to predicting the impact climate change will have over the coming years. Professor Mike Meredith, science leader at the British Antarctic Survey, focuses on […]

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