Trio Of Links
Three headlines which have caught our eye this week:
A trial has begun of a portable brain-cooling device which could enhance the survival prospects of cardiac patients.
Ground-based cars in the service of the charity London’s Air Ambulance are the first in the UK to carry the Rhinochill machine.
My Sister Rosalind Franklin by Jenifer Glynn [Guardian]
On my way to the British Library I pass the future Francis Crick Institute, formerly the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation. A hoarding tells me that Crick “is best known for his work with James Watson, Maurice Wilkins and others which led to identifying the structure of DNA in 1953″. And others: despite decades of attempts to redress the injustice done to Rosalind Franklin, in the official corridors of biomedical science hers is still, apparently, the name that cannot be uttered.
With the official opening of a £5.4-million (US$8.7-million) facility at its UK base on 30 April, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly says it is reaffirming its commitment to neuroscience research at a time when other drug firms are mostly avoiding the field.