Promissory and protective imaginaries of regenerative medicine: Expectations work and scenario maintenance of disease research charities in the United Kingdom

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title = "Promissory and protective imaginaries of regenerative medicine: Expectations work and scenario maintenance of disease research charities in the United Kingdom",
abstract = "This article draws upon recent scholarship on technoscientific imaginaries and the sociology of technology expectations to reveal the mediating roles played by a number of disease-focused research charities in the United Kingdom. We examine the expectations they deal with about regenerative medicine research, and how they develop strategies to support and {\textquoteleft}protect{\textquoteright} potential medical scenarios for new therapies for dread diseases. In so doing, we develop and detail a concept of scenario maintenance to denote the strategic discursive and practical work of preserving stakeholders{\textquoteright} faith in specific disease research pathways in the face of obstacles. Semi-structured in-depth interviews (N = 10) of research managers at nine research charities were qualitatively analysed, alongside a variety of charities{\textquoteright} documentary data. Our analysis yielded three themes: managing and moderating media expectations; specifying expectations about disease-specific appropriateness of regenerative medicine; and maintaining scenarios of possible pathways for future success taking challenges into account.",
keywords = "disease research charities, imaginaries, regenerative medicine, science and technology studies, technoscience",
author = "Sandhya Duggal and Alex Faulkner",
year = "2020",
month = may,
day = "20",
doi = "10.1177/0963662520920824",
language = "English",
volume = "29",
pages = "392--407",
journal = "Public Understanding of Science",
issn = "0963-6625",
publisher = "SAGE Publications",
number = "4",

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AU - Duggal, Sandhya

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