Prize Winners at the 52nd EASD Annual Meeting 2016

Prize Winners at the 52nd EASD Annual Meeting 2016

October 27, 2016 at 8:30 AM 0 comments

The EASD Annual Meeting saw the presentation of several major prizes and research fellowships. In this section we introduce you to the distinguished recipients, providing an overview of their work, alongside details of the prizes themselves. Claude Bernard Lectureship The Claude Bernard Lectureship is the EASD’s highest honour. This medalRead More

Genome Project Launch

October 5, 2016 at 5:15 PM 0 comments

Peter Grainger St. Mark’s Hospital Imagine When you are well, the last thing you have on your mind is your health. We all take feeling normal for granted. When we feel right, all is fine. When we feel fit, the world is rosy. A graze, a bump, or a fewRead More

How Social Media Makes Us #SeriousAcademics

How Social Media Makes Us #SeriousAcademics

August 11, 2016 at 9:32 AM 0 comments

Maxine Mackintosh Chair of HealthTech Women UK; PhD student at Farr Institute Health Informatics, University College London, London, UK @Maxi_Macki Last week, the Guardian published an anonymous article titled: ‘I’m a serious academic, not a professional Instagrammer’.1 Our nameless author took us on a journey of distaste that covered theRead More

Innovation: The Innate Study of Anthropology and Other Liberal Sciences

August 2, 2016 at 3:40 PM 0 comments

Akil Benjamin Business Design Partner, Comuzi, London, UK According to Merriam-Webster, innovation is: “the introduction of something new.” As we look into business with various companies however, they are looking more towards innovation to survive in our current ‘innovate or die’ era, rather than looking at ‘something new’. Innovation isRead More

Vital Lessons from Nigerian Mums on Diabetes

July 27, 2016 at 12:19 PM 0 comments

*Paul Olusegun Adepoju Lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Babcock University, Ogun state, Nigeria *Correspondence to “Paul, that sugar you are adding to your tea is too much,” said my mother as I added the fourth cube to my teacup. She would say the same thing when anyone around herRead More

A Call from a Patient to Openly Discuss Body Image in the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

July 12, 2016 at 3:31 PM 0 comments

*Margot Vanfleteren Young Leader in Diabetes; Lions Young Ambassador 21st Century Award; Student Health Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands *Correspondence to Diabetes is a non-communicable disease (NCD) meaning that it often cannot be seen. After 20 years of living with Type 1 diabetes I am lucky to have noRead More

Best Award Winners at ERA-EDTA 2016

July 5, 2016 at 9:13 AM 0 comments

The ERA-EDTA recognised a selection of authors for what the organisation deemed to be the best presentations of research abstracts at the congress. Eight presenting authors were chosen to receive a diploma in recognition of their having the best abstracts overall. A fund of €50,000 was also allocated for awardingRead More

Lifestyle and Global Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases

June 21, 2016 at 8:35 AM 0 comments

The global burden of non-communicable diseases has reached an alarming level. The epidemic of Type II diabetes mellitus has engulfed >50% of the population in some countries and it is gradually becoming impossible for developing countries to manage this problem. One of the major causes of this is the changeRead More

Want the Opportunity to Design a Front Cover for EMJ?

December 1, 2015 at 3:26 PM 0 comments

Calling all creative people: photographers, painters, and potters alike. Are you an artist looking to create something engaging, something original, something…interesting? Following the success of our collaboration with the brilliant Ms Camila Carlow, whose majestic artwork graced the front covers of our EMJ Urology, EMJ Hepatology, EMJ Cardiology, EMJ Respiratory,Read More

Dr Jim Duthie, Our #EMJExpert, Answers Your Questions for Blue September

October 15, 2015 at 5:17 PM 0 comments

In support of Blue September, an annual campaign designed to raise global awareness for male related cancers, we invited world-renowned urologist Dr Jim Duthie to answer your questions on the subject as part of an ‘Ask the Expert’ session. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readersRead More