Medically Amazing

From the New Scientist online from the 28th July 2022 - 'Ultrasound stickers could continuously image internal organs for days'. A team of scientists working across several institutions have made a significant advance in wearable ultrasound devices by developing a way to keep the scanning device attached to the human body. So good on so [...]

New Performative Work – ‘Once upon a Time, Long Ago and Far Away: A Short History of Removal .’

On Saturday April 30 from 5 p.m. at the Rhomboid Studio in Mount Victoria, NSW Australia I'll be presenting a brand new performative work. Its very exciting to have this opportunity to be part of the Lumiere Festival of the Moving Image in Mount Victoria. Below is the link to where you can get tickets [...]

Great article on the ABC news website about the changing profile of blood group types in Australia

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-03-21/blood-group-type-australia-donation-ethnicity-diversity-genetics/100916578?utm_campaign=abc_news_web&utm_content=link&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_source=abc_news_web Follow this link to details of the study and the results and a brief outline of the possible implications of these changes and the relatively unchanging profile of the pool of blood donors in Australia. Fiona Davies Twenty- three Units of Blood,(detail) 2006, metal and found objects size variable

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Reports that we’re still without a viable synthetic blood substitute.

In an article published on the 15th December 2021 the writer Benjamin Plackett outlined the current position on the viability of producing synthetic blood or blood products ethically and successfully. Really interesting and reinforces my view that blood is amazing. http://www.insidescience.org/news/whats-stopping-scientists-making-viable-synthetic-blood The article states 'The pursuit of these lab-made blood products has branched into two [...]

I’m presenting at the Fourth Parse biennial research Conference.

Catch my presentation at the Violence: fourth PARSE biennial research conference at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

It feels like Fibrion made from Silk is back again.

New exciting paper published 1st June 2021 in eLife. https://elifesciences.org/articles/5877 Abstract Thrombocytopenic disorders have been treated with the Thrombopoietin-receptor agonist Eltrombopag. Patients with the same apparent form of thrombocytopenia may respond differently to the treatment. We describe a miniaturized bone marrow tissue model that provides a screening bioreactor for personalized, pre-treatment response prediction to Eltrombopag [...]

Online Sale of Blood from Recovered Caronavirus Patients

Great segment on Radio National this morning reporting on a whole range of anti-Caronavirus products for sale on the dark web. This includes blood from recovered Caronavirus patients presumably with antibodies to the virus being advertised as a preventative. Link below https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/dark-web-covid/12199816

Blood on Silk: The Violence of Medicine: Part VI Going under the Knife

The World Health Organization[1] defines violence as ‘the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation. Choosing to go under the knife, a slang [...]

Blood on Silk: The Violence of Medicine, Part III Being Deprived of Sleep

Patients often report serious difficulties with sleeping while in hospital and this experience of deprivation is even more profound when the patient is in ICU. While there is evidence for the impact of sleep deprivation on cognitive functioning in ICU patients it is only ‘associated’ with the onset of ICU delirium or intrusive hallucinatory experiences. [...]