Shake Me and I Rattle

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Writers were commissioned to develop a short story in partnership with scientific consultants around the topic of contemporary bio-medical research. Partnered with Dr Angharad Watson, Schofield explores the risks of over-the-counter remedies and medicines in her story 'Shake me and I Rattle'. In the story, a granddaughter cares for her elderly grandmother who is struggling with dementia. The brain-powering supplements she has been secretly feeding her grandmother in an attempt to slow the process of the disease have just been banned and recalled as dangerous. But she thinks they may have been helping. The story explores the grey areas in legislation of non registered medicinal foods and the ethics of how they should be controlled, used and made available to the public.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBio-Punk
Subtitle of host publicationStories from the Far Side of Research
EditorsRa Page
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherComma Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-1905583409
ISBN (Print)9781905583409
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2012


  • Bio-Punk
  • Sci-Fi
  • Fantasy
  • short stories
  • Anthology


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