Our science blogs Our science blogs give you a different perspective on the life saving research your donations have funded. We're now blogging on Medium. Check out and follow our @BHF blog on there for new perspectives from our researchers. Here are some of our recent blogs: "Life with a hidden illness" — the journey of a man and his heart Born with a heart defect, and then suffering from a heart attack aged just 13, Kieran tells us his story about what it was like living with an unpredictable heart, and how things have changed since his life saving transplant. Our pioneering researchers: detecting heart failure with a blood test In the 1990s Professor Allan Struthers and his team at the University of Dundee pioneered a blood test for heart failure. He talked to us about the historic research that enabled him to make his BHF-funded breakthroughs, and the exciting new uses for the test. Statins — when is a side effect of a drug not a side effect? The BHF Medical Director considers the findings of a major review of statins evidence and why the side effects of the drugs may not be as common as reported.