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

Angela Saini- race science, COVID-19 and much more

Angela Saini is a British science journalist and broadcaster, presenting both radio and television shows on the BBC, writing for a number of renowned newspapers, as well as an accomplished author. She holds two masters degree, one in Engineering from the University of Oxford, and another in Science and Security from King's College London's department … Continue reading Angela Saini- race science, COVID-19 and much more

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

How “Evidence-Based” Medicine made us believe that Love was a Drug

By Celia Esteban Serna. Already in the 90s, people began to insist on, not without naivety, the need to “change the paradigm” from  “experience-based medicine” to “evidence-based medicine”, in an endeavour to improve the quality of medical attention, and reduce the misuse of medical resources and workforce (Muckart & Malbrain, 2017). But what happens when … Continue reading How “Evidence-Based” Medicine made us believe that Love was a Drug

COVID-19 Triage — Widening Health Inequalities?

There have been many concerns regarding the discriminatory effects of triage frameworks. Are these well-founded? Is triage discriminatory? Patients with disabilities have more complex health requirements and a higher propensity to poor health. Despite this, they have less access to healthcare services, and tend to receive substandard care compared to the general population (1). The relationship between low … Continue reading COVID-19 Triage — Widening Health Inequalities?

COVID-19 Triage Guidelines — The Moral Support Doctors Need?

Good doctors make the care of their patients their first concern…They treat each patient as an individual. They do their best to make sure all patients receive good care and treatment that will support them to live as well as possible, whatever their illness or disability.GMC, Good Medical Practice Healthcare professionals are trained to be … Continue reading COVID-19 Triage Guidelines — The Moral Support Doctors Need?