Michael studied biochemistry at the University of Glasgow, before completing a PhD at Queen Mary University of London where he investigated how cells communicate. After that he worked in a science press office and joined Cancer Research UK’s News and Multimedia team in 2016, where he writes for the blog and news feed.
Category: Science blog March 25, 2017
Headlines say cancer down to ‘bad luck’; the Pill and cancer risk; on average global smoking rates are falling; and can a blood test work for screening?
Category: Science blog March 24, 2017
New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.
Category: Science blog March 11, 2017
Smoking rates are falling, NHS England is failing on waiting times, Budget day came around and… are you what you eat?
Category: Science blog March 10, 2017
This year’s British Science Week runs from 10th – 19th March, and the theme is ‘change’.
Category: Science blog March 2, 2017
We find out about how cells can ignore messages that would otherwise control them.
Category: Science blog February 16, 2017
Today is Innovation Day, so we’re taking a look at some of the cutting edge technologies that our researchers are using in their efforts to understand and tre...
Category: Science blog February 2, 2017
To mark the tenth birthday of our Cambridge institute, we’re taking a look back at its history, including some of the fantastic research that the institute ha...
Category: Science blog January 14, 2017
How cancer deals with ‘genetic chaos’, changes to cancer screening, health benefits for ‘weekend warriors’, the progress of personalised medicine and…...
Category: Science blog January 11, 2017
Find our about how our Your Health Hub programme is helping people stick to their healthy habits.
Category: Science blog December 20, 2016
Our scientists are looking for ways to use blood tests in cancer prognosis and treatment planning.