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.