Assisted Suicide: British developments

On the first day of December, facing several empty rows in the Scottish Parliament, Margo Macdonald, the staunch independent MSP from the Lothians, stood up and defended her bill before the House: the televised debate was, as many of her Holyrood colleagues acknowledged, a welcome return, since the topic had lain dormant from the 2005

Freedom of medical research and treatment around the globe

by Andrea Boggio, Mihai Romanciuc, Carmen Sorrentino and Marco Cappato Expanding medical knowledge through research, enhancing patients’ well-being through medical treatment, and securing the best available treatment are universal aspirations shared by researchers, health care professionals and patients around the globe. Their freedom to translate these aspirations in actual results is contained by the regulatory

Science and politics.

An interview with Elena Cattaneo, Director of the Centre for Stem Cell Research at the University of Milano, Italy Published online 3 December 2010 EMBO reports advance online publication 3 December 2010; doi:10.1038/embor.2010.194 Elena Cattaneo is Director of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Pharmacology of Neurodegenerative Diseases in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences

Science under politics. An Italian nightmare

The second half of the twentieth century has seen the relationship between society, politics and science become increasingly complex and controversial. Particularly in democratic countries—where the application of scientific research and the diffusion of knowledge have contributed to a significant increase in the well-being of citizens—scientists have had to face interference from political, religious and

The proceedings of the World Congress 2009 are now available

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