Introducing the Centre for Governance and Transparency


Deb Cohen BMJ/CEBM

The Centre for Governance & Transparency and our harms unit work is done by Deborah Cohen, Igho Onakpoya, Jeff Aronson, Kamal Mahtani, Sian Harrison and Carl Heneghan. The aim of the centre is to discover the truths behind the research findings that affect everyday healthcare and our harms unit focus in the harms form drugs and devices in clinical practice.

For more details contact Deb Cohen

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2 comments on “Introducing the Centre for Governance and Transparency

  1. Dear Professor Cohen.

    I was interested to learn about the Centre for Governance and Transparency, and i would ask for your advice on a related issue. For some time now i have been trying to put scientists in human physiology on the spot, with a question involving the claims made about tissue growth controls. As an ordinary member of the public, getting a response here is proving difficult.

    Basically general physiology claims there are spatial pressure based controls, upon all normal tissue growth in-vivo. Yet in one particular area that studies restricted tissue growth in-vivo, this universal growth restricting factor is ignored. Once this is factored into this particular tissue growth, it has wider implications outside of this original context. In particular it raises a testable question of a significant gender difference not previously consider in disease processes. The contradiction here involves hair follicle enlargement within the dermal tissue.

    The background to this can be read in my article in the link above. Perhaps because this is critical of professional science, no one i contact about this wants to discuss the issues here. So i have been asking the simple question at the heart of the matter. This is do scientists think the normal growth controls do not apply to Hair follicle enlargement?

    What limited responses i get to this question are summed up by this response from the Physiological Society quote. “I have discussed with colleagues and we agree that this is not a subject matter that we should directly comment on”

    There are many positive implications to this connection in physiology, but as it stands it seems no one wants to rock the boat. I would welcome your comments.


    Stephen Foote.

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