Bosch F, Morales P, Lucena MI, Ba帽os JE. El reto de los cursos de formaci贸n para miembros de comit茅s 茅ticos de investigaci贸n cl铆nica. Rev And Pat Digest 2005; 28:14-20

his article, published by the journal Revista Andaluza de Patolog铆a Digestiva, summarizes the experience of the initiation seminars on how Clinical Research Ethics Committees (CREC) operate, organized by the Esteve Foundation since 2001. These courses have been held throughout Spain on six occasions, with a total of 146 attendants. The main problems suffered by CRECs…


La investigaci贸n en un entorno asistencial. Algunas reflexiones y ejemplos

The problems and lacks encountered daily by professional researchers are many. Accordingly, convincing the new generations of physicians to combine healthcare activities with research duties seems to be no easy task. However, the Esteve Foundation organized a round table in July 2004 where physicians with years of combining basic research and clinical practice were to…


Drug transport(ers) and the diseased brain

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a selective device that acts as a filter between circulating blood and brain tissues, in order to prevent the penetration of harmful substances into the brain. However, this benefit of preventing the entry of harmful substances becomes an obstacle to the efficacy of certain drugs that exert their therapeutic effect…