John Maddox Prize 2014

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AllTrials

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Plant Science Panel

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Upcoming Standing up for Science media workshops

Every year we hold four Standing up for Science media workshops for early career researchers: two in London, one in Manchester and one in Scotland.

Workshops are aimed at PhD students, postdocs or equivalent in a first job. There are 40 places available, with priority places offered for those who are members of or funded by the workshop's partner organisations. If you have any questions about the workshops, email Victoria.

London, September 2014 (tbc): This workshop is open to early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine.

University of Glasgow, 20th November 2014: This workshop is open to early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine.

Manchester, March 2015 (tbc): This workshop is open to early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine.

University of Warwick, 19th June 2015: This workshop is open to early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine.

We start taking applications about 2 months before a workshop.

For further information, please get in touch with Victoria.

 

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  • Top tip 1: Ask for Evidence. If you’re being sold a product or asked to believe a claim then you deserve to know whether it’s based on evidence – or imagination.

  • Top tip 2: Immune boosting. You can’t and you don’t need to.

  • Top tip 3: Detox. It’s a marketing myth – our body does it without pricey potions and detox diets.

  • Top tip 4: Superfood. There is no such thing, just foods that are high in some nutrients.

  • Top tip 5: Cleansing. You shouldn’t be trying to cleanse anything other than your skin or hair.

  • Top tip 6: If it sounds too good to be true… it probably is.

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