The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has just been awarded by an ad hoc committee of medical professors from the prestigious Swedish Karolinska Institute to professor Katalin Karikó, an Hungarian biochemist, as well as to professor Drew Weissman, an American immunologist.
The Manhattan Project, one of the most colossal scientific endeavors of humankind, thrived through a complex social network of brilliant minds. It stands as a testament to human achievement, despite the devastating impact of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Marked differences in immune response profiles of long COVID (LC)-affected patients as compared to matched control subjects not suffering from LC have been recently described. Still of interest, lower cortisol levels have been additionally reported in LC-affected individuals (1).
An outsider studying the processes of knowledge production and biomedical and biotechnological innovation in the United States and the European Union. Part 2: a fragmented European health research system
In this blog I am going to post a series of reflections on how a vision from the global south can be useful to improve and democratize biomedical innovation processes in the United States and Europe. In part 2, I present a study on the health research system in the EU
An outsider studying the processes of knowledge production and biomedical and biotechnological innovation in the United States and the European Union. Part 1: The fear of Ebola fever.
In this blog I am going to post a series of reflections on how a vision from the global south can be useful to improve and democratize biomedical innovation processes in the United States and Europe. In part 1, I present a study on the structure of Ebola research.
"Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment – you just have to be willing to take it." – Emily Hollenberg
The Transformative Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health in Latin American Health Sciences Education
The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped society, altering daily life, interpersonal relationships, and impacting various sectors like the economy, politics, education, and public health. Particularly, medical education faced significant changes due to the shift to technology-driven interactions.
Alien crab species as potential carriers of pathogens impacting marine megafauna's health and conservation
Climate change, with special emphasis on global warming, is believed to be a key driver of the accelerated rate of alien species expansion into the Mediterranean Sea basin and, more in general, into all marine and oceanic ecosystems (Zenetos and Galanidi 2020).