The last two weeks were very exciting for the diagnost-x team! On our mission of tackling the tapeworm, 3 major new events can be reported.
In times when the term "fake news" seems to be part of the everyday vocabulary, taking a stand for facts and science is something each scientist or science enthusiast should do. To underline the need to encourage research, we could name the often cited examples of vaccines or climate change in this context, but let's begin even a bit closer to what we work for: ignorance and a lack of research are two of the main reasons neglected diseases are still abundantly spreading throughout many countries.
Despite the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need for further research in areas largely uncharted, funding for science is not sufficient and in many cases, scientist's suggestions go unheard in the noisy political discussions. To point out these problems and get together to celebrate science, people all over the world have connected and organized the March for Science on the 22nd of April, 2017 - in Berlin it was organized, amongst others by Vladislav Nachev and Julien Colomb.