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Brexit is chaos for UK Scientists – interview for NatScience Podcast

I have recorded an interview for a Podcast produced by NatScience, a science communication agency based in Sweden. The topic is the hottest in the Europe scientific community these days: Brexit. Enjoy it! What was your reaction to the result…

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“Get the Cash and Run” – Researchers in Italy must act ahead of Government

Saying something new on the looming landscape of medical research in Italy isn’t trivial thing. It requires astuteness, stomach, and a fair degree of imagination. Today, I will try to pull all of this out of the hat as panelist of a conference…

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How to make good University an excellent University

I have been off to Bologna last weekend for ReUniOn, the first international meeting of University of Bologna’s ex-alumni. For three days, the historical city centre witnessed an invasion of 20.000 people, of all ages and genders, wearing badges with the colour…

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Beware: Global Warming consideration by The Vatican

Pope Francis recent considerations on global warming corroborates my idea that Vatican lacks the “fresh air” people associate with its latest appointed leader. The Church – this communication showed me – once again proposes a version of facts that does not correspond…

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Facial Imperfect Paedophilies hit the News with Lies

I sent the following letter yesterday to the editorial office of The Times in UK, following an awkward reading I had on their newspaper the same day. I wish Stephen J Gould were here to see me 🙂  To Whom it may concern,…

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‘Access to clinical trials data must be the norm’

Dear Friends The Institute of Medicine has just said that clinical trial data sharing should become the norm This institute is a highly respected voice on medical issues in the US and its new report sets a high bar for…

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WHO to support OpenAccess to Clinical Trials Data

Dear Friends Here is an excellent development in AllTrials, the international campaign that aims to transform the way scientists, universities and industries perform clinical trials. The campaign has operated for 2 years to make the world aware of the problem in data transparency…

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Grantsmanship: the wrong expectations

As my first experience as PostDoc begins in London, I already had the possibility to write my first couple of Grant proposals. It was a very instructive experience in my scientific career, particularly because my expectation of what a Grant application looks…

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AllTrials Goes Viral with a Video Campaign

Following the crowdfunding campaign lunched at the end of last year, the OpenAccess movement AllTrial wants to get viral with a video that shows the bad side of medical research: the “publication bias”. AllTrial is a no-profit organization which tries to sensitize the public,…

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International Trade Agreement saves industry profits by limiting access to affordable medicines

Mr. Michael Froman is a Trade Representative of the United State. Together with other 13 representatives, Mr Froman has written a bad trade agreement between US and other countries in the Pacific Area that protects industry interest at the cost…

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