Corinne is a science writer and blogger based in London. She works for the British Heart Foundation profiling the science and scientists behind the latest cutting edge developments in heart research. You can follow her on Twitter @understood and get the latest heart news from @theBHF.
When Mr Tom Hurst first wrote to the Minister for Health asking for a national day to help people stop smoking, the reply was unequivocal: “the Minister feels he is unable to support campaigns which might mislead the public into assuming that a causal relationship between tobacco smoking and cancer had been definitely proved.”
New Year’s resolutions are easy to make and often even easier to break. But what if there was a better way? This year why not ditch the vague and wishy-washy ‘I want to lose weight’ or ‘I want to eat healthily’ and get smart about your objectives.
Nobel-prize winning biologist and pre-eminent stem cell scientist John Gurdon may not have had the best start to his career according to his school report, but for many more of today’s scientists their curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge started in the classroom.