October 2017 Issue of The Translational Scientist

Welcome to the October issue of The Translational Scientist! We find out more about the scientist whose fight against fake pharma won him the Humanity in Science Award, and discuss the importance of accessibility and transparency in clinical trials. We also ‘Sit Down With’ Maria Montes-Bayón, to discuss mentors, metallodrugs and the role of mass spectrometry in biomedical analysis. Stay tuned for more of the latest news and views in translational science throughout the month…

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Articles featured in this issue

Disease Area Public health

Sepsis and Serendipity

| Roisin McGuigan

Could an accidental discovery lead to a cure for sepsis?

Research Field Cancer

Tackling Cancer Myths

| Mark Boguski

It’s time to accept that ovarian cancer doesn’t exist – and to address the knowledge gap in pelvic cancers

Disease Area Analytical science

The Biomarker Breakdown

| Ruth Steer

Could macular degeneration be diagnosed through blood plasma analysis?

Research Field Diagnostics & prognostics

Better Biopsies for Amyloidosis

| Roisin McGuigan

Diagnosis of familial amyloid polyneuropathy can be both tricky and slow – but a different approach could hold the answer

Research Field Animal models

Skin in the Game

| William Aryitey

Could donated human skin provide a viable alternative to animal testing?

Disease Area Cancer


| James Costello

A collaborative challenge aims to address the problem of medication adherence by predicting adverse treatment events.

Research Field Clinical trials

Trials and Tribulations

| Roisin McGuigan

If prospective registration is enforced for clinical trials, questionable results become easier to spot

Disease Area Analytical science

In Spectroscopy and in Health

| Maria Montes-Bayón

We talk to Maria Montes-Bayón about mentors and the role of mass spectrometry in the field of human health.

Disease Area Analytical science

Fighting Fake Pharma

| Joanna Cummings

This year's Humanity in Science Award has been awarded to a scientist tackling fake pharmaceuticals

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