Assistant Curator Harriet Jackson reflects on the display of the George Cross medal in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries as the NHS marks its 75th anniversary.
At a special Lates event, the public heard how digital twins of patients will help usher in a new era of personalised and predictive medicine.
On a dark December morning in 2020, the first COVID-19 vaccination given as part of a mass immunisation programme was delivered in the West Midlands.
We spoke with Stewart Emmens, Lead Curator of Injecting Hope: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine, and Natasha McEnroe, Keeper of Medicine about its impact.
18 July 2022 marks the 161st birthday of Kadambini Ganguly, one of India’s first two female university graduates and the first Indian woman to practice Western Medicine. In this blog, Assistant Curator Laura Büllesbach explores her remarkable life, the barriers she broke, and the doors she opened for others.
Vaccines have met with suspicion and hostility for as long as they have existed. In this blog post, Sir Ian Blatchford reflects on how the tone of debate between scientists and vaccine opponents has been remarkably unchanged since Victorian times.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, describes how genetic engineering has been taken to a new level by artificial organisms that can make novel kinds of polymer, an advance with potentially huge implications for medicine, catalysts, materials and more.
American inventor Mary Kenner spent her life inventing objects that made everyday tasks easier for people. To mark her birthday, Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven explores her life and work, including the invention of the sanitary belt, which played an important but overlooked role in the development of menstrual products.
Curator Imogen Clarke looks back at the history of vaccine hesitancy through items in the Science Museum Group Collection.