Science Omega Review UK


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Issue 2


The second issue of Science Omega Review UK includes expert perspectives from the fields of space, energy, health and much more...

Foreword and Introduction

Foreword by Iain Gray

Iain Gray, Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board, welcomes you to the second issue of Science Omega Review UK...

Introduction by Editor Amy Caddick

Editor Amy Caddick introduces the second issue of Science Omega Review UK...

Research, Investment and Policy

Innovate UK: how business-led innovation can stimulate growth

Innovate UK 2013 showcased the potential for business-led innovation to stimulate growth in the economy, as Editor Amy Caddick reports...

Putting the NI into initiative

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster discusses how business, innovation and competitiveness are being encouraged in Northern Ireland...

A new dawn for UK science parks

UKSPA Chief Executive Paul Wright sheds light on a new dawn for the plethora of environments that support innovative firms in the UK...

A bigger bang: engaging young scientists

EngineeringUK Chief Executive Paul Jackson heralds the event putting science and engineering careers for young people on the map...

Behind the crime scenes: forensic science uncovered

Amy Caddick asks four forensic science experts about developments and challenges within their discipline...

Space

A new frontier: Harwell Oxford welcomes two new facilities

The UK’s space sector is taking a giant leap forward, as ScienceOmega.com's James Morgan reports at the opening of two new facilities in Harwell Oxford...

Environment and Energy

Axis all areas

Michelle O’Neill, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development in the north of Ireland, discusses the programme supporting the agri-food industry and rural communities...

Burning issues: is biomass a viable energy alternative?

Can biomass help meet the UK’s energy demands? The Centre for Alternative Technology’s Kim Bryan investigates...

Will shale prevail? The potential and pitfalls of shale drilling

As drilling operations expand, Senior Researcher at UKERC Professor Michael Bradshaw examines whether shale gas has future potential for development in the UK...

Health

Innovation, not stagnation: healthcare fit for the 21st Century

The Healthcare Innovation Expo 2013 considered what is needed to create a health service worthy of the 21st Century, as Science Omega Review’s Laura Ferguson reports...

Revolutionary technology (PROFILE)

Early diagnosis of a stroke saves lives...

PSS: Recognise and re-energise

Newcastle University’s Dr Wan-Fai Ng details the symptoms of primary Sjögren’s syndrome, the challenges in providing patient care, and the opportunities for research...

Meeting unmet needs... (PROFILE)

...in primary Sjögren’s syndrome research...

A new trial period: investigating home healthcare

The Medical Research Network CEO Dr Graham Wylie shares his thoughts on meeting patient needs through virtual trial provision...

The taking part that counts

Dr Jonathan Sheffield, Chief Executive of the NIHR Clinical Research Network, asks if patients are being given enough information when it comes to clinical research...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PROFILE)

The future role of non-invasive ventilation and telemedicine...

Stroke’s hidden shockwaves

The emotional impact of a stroke can be as devastating as the physical effects, and those affected need greater support, explains the Stroke Association’s Joe Korner...

FAST action is crucial (PROFILE)

Stroke is hugely costly, both in human and economic terms...

NCDs: Avoidable deaths, achievable targets

Chair of the NCD Alliance Cary Adams describes why and how further political commitment and accountability for non-communicable diseases is being built...

Sub-Saharan Africa (PROFILE)

Increasing burden of heart attack and stroke, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancers...

An integrated infrastructure for Irish health research

Translating health research discoveries into real benefits requires joined-up thinking, writes Enda Connolly, Chief Executive of Ireland’s Health Research Board...

Psychosocial variables (PROFILE)

Affecting health and wellbeing across the continuum of care...

A modern day mentality: reducing the stigma of mental illness

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch TD describes the commitment of Ireland’s Department of Health to reducing the stigma and improving services for those with mental illness...

Help at the touch of a button: the case for online therapy

Online therapy has the capacity to provide 21st Century mental healthcare anywhere, at any time, says MyMind CEO Krystian Fikert...

Mental health matters (PROFILE)

Online and community-based mental health services...

Maintaining momentum in mental health service provision

Vicki Nash, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Mind, discusses current mental health service provision in the UK, and why momentum must be maintained to improve it...

Communication and delivery (PROFILE)

The need for mental health service development...

Budgeting over barriers: social investment for mental health

Facing a Europe in distress, countries must commit to social investment, urges Mental Health Europe Social Policy Officer Olga Kozhaeva...

Mental stimulation: a level playing field for mental health

Former Care Minister Paul Burstow tells Science Omega Review’s Laura Ferguson why mental health needs to be recognised and responded to the same as physical health...

Putting renal in recovery: Raising awareness of kidney disease

American Society of Nephrology President Bruce A Molitoris MD calls for a focus on generating more interest in and raising the global consciousness of kidney disease...

Embracing translation (PROFILE)

Avant-garde urinary system research in Kent...

Renal reckoning: how is kidney research advancing?

Science Omega Review sheds light on the strides being made by Kidney Research UK to raise awareness and find more effective treatments for kidney disease...

Life Sciences

The eighth wonder: developments in synthetic biology

Synthetic Biology Lead Technologist Dr Belinda Clarke describes the role of the Technology Strategy Board in the development of this key field with Editor Amy Caddick...

The future is pharmaceutical: fairer pricing for improved health

The ABPI advocates a fairer pricing environment for the pharmaceutical industry, one that rewards innovation and benefits the health service, reports Science Omega Review...

Therapeutic targets and ubiquitin (PROFILE)

Ubiquitous inroads for treating cancer and neurodegeneration...

Collaborating big data for medicine development

EFPIA Director of Science Policy Magda Chlebus champions the collaborative efforts of partnerships like IMI in moving medicines research and development forward...

Getting to Know

Getting to know Sir John Gurdon

Sir John Gurdon tells Amy Caddick about his career and achievements...

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