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Funding: Academy of Medical Sciences, ‘Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 Grant Scheme’

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The Academy of Medical Sciences is launching a new grant scheme for the health social sciences and medical humanities, designed to address the recommendations of its latest report. Last year, the Academy, with the support of the Wellcome Trust, launched a new career-enhancing scheme, Springboard, to support biomedical researchers at their first independent position. The… Continue reading

Biomedical Research Ethics Film Festival, Edinburgh, 4-6 Dec 2015

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Biomedical Research Ethics Film Festival Edinburgh, Fri 4th – Sun 6th December 2015 How does biomedical research take place? Is it safe? Who undertakes the research? Should vulnerable individuals, such as children, be used in biomedical investigations? The Biomedical Research Ethics Film Festival, the first of its kind, will seek to answer some of these… Continue reading

3rd Annual Mason Institute Anniversary Event, Edinburgh

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Can We Speculate to Regenerate? Beyond the Hype in the Delivery of Future Medicines The Mason Institute will celebrate its 3rd anniversary on Thursday, 18 June 2015 at Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh. The theme of this year’s event will be “Can We Speculate to Regenerate? Beyond the Hype in the Delivery of Futures Medicines” and… Continue reading

Screening of GATTACA, Edinburgh, 26th March

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The Mason Institute are planning to show GATTACA in the Brass Monkey (4 Drummond Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9TU) on Thursday 26th March from 5.30 till 8pm. Dr Shona Kerr has very kindly agreed to give a short talk about some of the issues raised by the film (see here for her research profile) in… Continue reading

Tenth International Biomedical Ethics Film Festival, Edinburgh

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The Tenth International Biomedical Ethics Film Festival will be taking place from the 21st to the 23rd of November 2014 at the Edinburgh Filmhouse. The topic for 2014 is The Moral Status of the Human Embryo.  This event is being supported by the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics in conjunction with the Edinburgh Filmhouse, St Marys’… Continue reading

Innovation (Re)Generation: Exploring Regenerative Medicine

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ESRC Festival of Social Science Join us and the Innogen and Mason Institute, Edinburgh, on Tuesday, 4th November at 6pm for the world premiere of a specially commissioned documentary film that explores the implication of regenerative medicine (RM) through the views of scientists developing new RM therapies, academics exploring the impact of RM, and those… Continue reading