Filling the gap between science and politics/Combler le fossé entre science et politique

[version française ci-dessous] by Gilberto Corbellini (History of Medicine professor, University of Rome “La Sapienza”) Political rule of the challenges that the human race is, or will be, facing – from the more individual and usual ones, to those concerning future generations – cannot ignore science. Not only because free scientific research delivers material benefits,

For the Life of Rights and the Right to Life

A letter from the Radical Party to South American parliamentarians: We wish to bring to your attention a series of actions that have concretely strengthened Human Rights through the consolidation of International Law. These judicial, political and nonviolent actions have been brought forward by the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty (NRPTT) – a NGO

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