Robert Silman has authored scores of research publications in the major scientific research journals, principally on the role of the pituitary hormones ACTH and endorphin in pregnancy and parturition, and the pineal hormone melatonin in growth and puberty. His last scientific publication was at the festschrift of his close friend, Prof Paul Mullen, in 2010. In addition to his scientific research publications he has also published articles on the social and ethical issues of medicine, and a political thriller, July 14 Assassination under the pseudonym Ben Abro (originally published in 1963 by Jonathan Cape in the UK and William Morrow in the US). The book gave rise to a lengthy libel action with the French politician, Jacques Soustelle. Though the book was withdrawn during court proceedings, it was republished in April 2001 by the University of Nebraska Press with an extensive historical addendum on the accompanying libel action. In 2011 he was granted a patent, a Quality Filter for the Internet by the US Patent office. He also co-authored a medical thriller, There’s A Bug Going Around, originally written in the 1990s and published in 2013. He has provided the scientific background to this thriller in a posting on RedOrbit in January 2014

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