Entries by Ellee Seymour from 01/2012

The 70th Birthday Stephen Hawking Symposium

| Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

I feel extremely privileged to be able to attend a symposium to mark the 70th birthday of physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, a brilliant cosmologist acclaimed globally whose life has surpassed medical expectations.

Stephen Hawking, Master of the Universe

| Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Nobody knew until the first speech of the day that Prof Stephen Hawking, the world renowned scientist famous for his work on the origins of the universe, would not be able to attend on doctor's orders; I believe that the university only became aware of this 10 minutes before the symposium started, that they hoped he would be well enough to bask in the glittering tributes and accolades from his peers and fellow scientists from around the world.

Cambridge Academics Will Bypass European Stem Cells Ruling

| Posted 01.12.2012 | UK

The Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, has vowed to flout a European Court of Justice ruling that bans patents on embryonic stem cells by turning to the United States or India instead.

Cannabis on Prescription

| Posted 01.24.2012 | UK

Cannabis, a class-B drug available on prescription as a medicinal remedy for multiple sclerosis patients, could also be used to target cancer pain, ep...

Wisbech - A Town in Crisis?

| Posted 01.31.2012 | UK Politics

I visited my family in Wisbech at the weekend - the very same town which "the Baltic Mafia is terrorising" - according to a sensational report in Saturday's Daily Mail. Driving through the town, I passed a coach with a Lithuanian number plate parked outside a factory. A new influx of migrant workers? Or potential drug dealers, as the Mail would have us believe.