The Microbiome and IBD

The microbiome and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)   Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), can be really tough conditions to live with at times.  They cause an inflamed gut and symptoms include severe pain,...
Translation and Ebola

Translation and Ebola

As life-science specialists we are exposed to a lot of suffering in the documents that we translate. Fatalities are often mentioned in journal reports on chemotherapy treatment, severe adverse reactions to antibiotics in the young and old and also upsetting details...
Why Training is Crucial

Why Training is Crucial

The new year often sees us making a handful of resolutions such as ‘giving up chocolate,’ or’ joining a gym’. I must say that I am already an avid gym-attendee. However, I know from bitter experience that the hardest thing about exercising is actually getting out of...
Staying Ahead of the Game in the T&I Industry

Staying Ahead of the Game in the T&I Industry

Being a translator/interpreter is a complex job and being a freelance professional adds an extra element of excitement/unpredictability/flying by the seat of the pants stuff. Being a translator is also no regular 9-5 job. Your client may suddenly find that they have a...
Use of Defibrillators

Use of Defibrillators

In the UK it is now commonplace to see portable defibrillators (also known as AEDs) in public places such as supermarkets, village halls and community centres. This clever device was invented by a Northern Ireland physician named Frank Partridge. Pantridge was in the...