Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever remembers Luca Coscioni

In the 4th anniversary of Luca Coscioni’s death, Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever remembers their meeting at the Founding Session of the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research in 2004. In February 2001 I became aware of Luca Coscioni and his plight with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, because he wrote me an email. He told me

New ISSCR’s President on stem cell research and therapies

The new President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research – ISSCR, Irving Weissman, addresses research on all forms of stem cells, including reprogramming and the “sad practice of unapproved stem cell therapies”. (published on “The ISSCR: Who Are We and Where Are We Going?”, Irving Weissman, 7 August 2009, Cell Stem Cell 5(2)

Freedom of research in INDIA – Country report and synoptic table

India was surveyed by the students of Bryant University, RI, USA. Last update: March 2009. Any peer review of data is welcome. Monitoring freedom of research and cure in INDIA Table of content: A. Artificial reproduction technologies (ART) B. Research with human embryonic stem cells (hESC) C. End-of-life decisions D. Abortion and contraception A. Artificial

Population & development. An exclusive interview with Dr. Vandana Shiva

According to the United Nations Population Fund’s Report of 2009, the population growth is one of the aspects that has a negative impact on climate change, in particular for developing countries as India. What is, in your opinion, the right direction concerning women and reproductive rights? First of all, I think that the Population Fund