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 June 17, 2017Smoking rates falling, aspirin has risks as well as benefits, breast cancer drug U-turn in England and… what's behind the talk of ‘tanning drugs’? Here's ...
We find out about what fruit flies have to teach us about how to fight cancer.
How is CRISPR genome editing helping harness the power of immunotherapy?
Category: Science blog April 14, 2017Immunotherapies are showing promise but not for every tumour, calls for boys to be vaccinated against HPV, and... what's killer about sofas? Find out in the new...
Category: Science blog April 6, 2017
How do you study cell division, without cells?
Category: Science blog April 1, 2017New guidelines to help cut sugar levels, old and new cancer waiting targets, tools to improve diagnosis, and... why is vitamin C in the headlines? We explain al...
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?
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’.