Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
VoYS partners 2011
We are grateful to the following organisations for their support of the VoYS programme and workshops in 2011:
British Pharmacological Society
British Toxicological Society
Institute of Physics
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
Medical Research Council
Royal Academy of Engineering
Royal College of Pathologists
Society for Applied Microbiology
Society for Endocrinology
Society for Experimental Biology
Society for General Microbiology
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of Manchester
University of St Andrews
University of Stirling
Vitae North-West hub
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: Detox. It’s a marketing myth – our body does it without pricey potions and detox diets.
Top tip 3: Superfood. There is no such thing, just foods that are high in some nutrients.
Top tip 4: Cleansing. You shouldn’t be trying to cleanse anything other than your skin or hair.
Top tip 5: If it sounds too good to be true… it probably is.