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Paperback now available

If you prefer paper over eBooks, the paperback version of 'How to Start a Life Science Company' is now available. Everyone who buys a paperback copy receives a free copy of the eBook. This comprehensive guide takes first-time entrepreneurs through every step of founding a life science company. It covers all the business basics that … Continue reading Paperback now available

How to Start a Life Science Company

A comprehensive guide that takes first-time entrepreneurs through every step of founding a life science company. Scientists, engineers and healthcare professionals usually have very little business training. Therefore, if you make an exciting new discovery or have a brilliant idea on how to improve patient care, it can be very difficult to know how to … Continue reading How to Start a Life Science Company

fiction: a dream come true

I haven't slept for days and I'm terrified of falling asleep tonight. It's my 30th birthday and tonight my dreams, whatever they happen to be, will come true. And I know they will be bad. My friend Maggie dreamt her daughter to death. She woke up screaming to find her baby lying on the bedroom … Continue reading fiction: a dream come true

fiction: a matter of time

It was a matter of days now, the astronomers said.  We were on track to pass by Comet Swift-Tuttle but this year there would be no celestial side-stepping and spectacular Perseid meteor shower, no, this year a meteor fragment would hit Earth. Where would it hit? The question reverberated around the world, whispered in corridors … Continue reading fiction: a matter of time

fact: the secret to tardigrade super powers

Tardigrades, or water bears, are everywhere. They lurk in your gardens and neighbourhood parks. They live on top of mountains and in deep ocean trenches, in hot springs and underneath ice. All they need is a little moisture. They are the world's great survivors. They can survive living in space, high levels of radiation, extreme … Continue reading fact: the secret to tardigrade super powers

five minute sci fi stories

My first book, a collection of short stories called 'five minute sci-fi stories', is now out on Amazon. Each story only takes five minutes to read, so you can enjoy them anywhere, anytime. From genetic lotteries and murderous felines to face transplants and dating your own clone - these bite sized pieces explore how we … Continue reading five minute sci fi stories

fiction: the gift of life

In a cold basement underneath a church on a busy inner city street, printers whirred and clanked turning simulated women into flesh and bones, into thoughts and desires - desires for unspeakable things, for acts drawn from the depths of worshippers' minds. The worshippers would never remember these thoughts. They could not have possibly come … Continue reading fiction: the gift of life

fact: how cats went from wild animals to internet stars

I like to back up my fiction with some science fact, so here is some new cat science (the best kind). How did cats go from wild animals to internet stars? A new study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution suggests that kitties held out for as long as they could. Scientists analysed mitochondrial DNA from the … Continue reading fact: how cats went from wild animals to internet stars

fact: human seahorses

Unlike humans, male seahorses are the ones who make the babies. Soon any human: male, female, transgender may also be able to become pregnant as we now have all the tools needed to grow female reproductive organs in the lab and to successfully implant them into patients. This offers hope to many people who up … Continue reading fact: human seahorses

fact: smart medicine

Our bodies are made up of a series of hydrogels. At our most basic we are just water and polymers. So it makes sense to use hydrogels to monitor and treat our diseases. Engineers at MIT have made a stretchy robust hydrogel that is 70-95% water and can be embedded with different electronics or drugs to … Continue reading fact: smart medicine