Euthanasia and Psychiatric Patients – A Curse in Disguise?

By Celia Esteban Serna. On 17th December, Spanish Lawmakers passed a bill allowing euthanasia and assisted suicide. An appeal to moral philosophy to evaluate the ethics of euthanasia is beyond the scope of this article. Instead, we do so by measuring its potential impact on psychiatric clinical practice. Some of the requirements for individuals to … Continue reading Euthanasia and Psychiatric Patients – A Curse in Disguise?

A Proposal for a Modular Grant System

By Alexis Gkantiragas. Research grants are the primary way for scientists to obtain funding to conduct experiments. Funds from universities are usually small, and industry sponsors will often only fund relatively narrow projects that deliver commercial benefit. Thus, it is not surprising that writing effective grant proposals is considered to be a vital skill for … Continue reading A Proposal for a Modular Grant System

Cutting off antibiotic resistance at the source – change how we produce generic drugs

By Alexis Gkantiragas. Reports have suggested that more people would die from antibiotic-resistant infections than cancer by the year 2050 - a staggering 10 million per year (1). While this figure has been subject to some debate (2) already, 33 thousand deaths annually in Europe have been attributed to antibiotic resistant infections (3). Currently, most … Continue reading Cutting off antibiotic resistance at the source – change how we produce generic drugs