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EUSci now has a fairly extensive archive of fascinating articles- use this page to show you a random selection.

Criminal minds: helping the people nobody will help

Q. Did you always want to be a forensic psychiatrist?

Before I did medicine, I did a degree in human sciences, which is really just about human behaviour in general. I was interested in the way people behave: how people behave in society and deviance from society. Forensic psychiatry is just the area of psychiatry that relates to legal issues, and crime and offending, so it’s not a great leap.

Q. What encouraged you to specialize after that?

I wanted to do a PhD, but I found the lab quite removed. At the time, I was working with a lot of doctors who were doing clinical research and going onto wards, and I thought that seemed a lot more interesting. It's nice to have patient interaction. I've had some very interesting and unusual cases, but unfortunately I can't tell you about them - because of confidentiality.

Q. So you can’t talk about cases? Read more »

Innovate and Win with the Edinburgh BioQuarter

An initiative linking the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM), a global leader in life science research, and the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS) is helping Edinburgh’s top life science researchers think beyond the lab. Read more »

New water-based gels provide life-line for stem cell growth

They are often heralded as the future of medicine and could soon be used in anything from transplant surgeries to determining which drugs will work best in our bodies, but growing stem cells in the lab still represents something of a challenge. Read more »

A Day in the Life of Professor Sue Black

Most of us hate being woken up by a phone call in the middle of the night, and even more so if it has to do with work, but for Professor Sue Black this is a regular occurrence. Requests for her to identify human remains, or sometimes those resembling a human, can come at any time and from anywhere in the world, from Falkirk to Fiji. Professor Black recently gave a well-attended talk entitled ‘Forensic anthropology and the issue of identity’ at the new Roslin Institute Building. She heads the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee, while also serving as a forensic anthropologist in the UK and many other parts of the world. Before her talk, I was able to ask her a few questions. Read more »

Carbon Capture and Storage: A big winner for Scotland

The Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage (SCCS) launched their new report titled ‘Progressing Scotland’s CO2 storage opportunities’ on the 14th of March, at a ceremony attended by Scottish Energy Minister, Jim Mather MSP.
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