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Tales from a Biochemist Down Under -Part 2

Australia is vast - 7.7x106 km2  and would accommodate Scotland a 100 x over, but with a population of only about five times the size. And as Bill Bryson remarked, ‘it has more things that will kill you than anywhere else’: the world’s top ten poisonous snakes - all Australian;…

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Tales from a Biochemist Down Under

This is my first trip to Australia and after twenty-two hours travelling and three flights, I finally arrived in Sydney. It was then a two and half hour drive, north, to Newcastle.

The week at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, was spent meeting researchers interested in signaling, extracellular…

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Roads less travelled crucial to addressing GP crisis

There is a road in Applecross in the north-west Highlands called Bealach na Bà which twists,winds and climbs to more than 2,000ft above sea level, making it the greatest ascent of any road climb in the UK. With a gradient approaching 20% in some places, its narrow sharp bends have…

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My Experience in Aberdeen

Dr Pradeep Ratnasekare, Consultant in Medical Administration and Healthcare Management, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, recently spent time at the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition as an Honorary Visiting Fellow. Here he reflects on his experience of living and working in Aberdeen.

"I am a medical doctor and…

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Designing new teaching and learning approaches for pharmacology and drug discovery, part 2:

Developing new and improved methods for engaging students with pharmacokinetics

I recall when I was a student how difficult the mathematical elements of pharmacokinetics were to understand. They were traditionally taught in a dry manner using blackboard and chalk making their relevance to pharmacology and clinical outcomes difficult to connect.…

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