Richard Smith, a former editor of the British Medical Journal, recently wrote: “The long, slow death from dementia may be the most awful as you are slowly erased, but then again when death comes it may be just a light kiss” . Before it takes your body, dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, steals away your mind… Continue reading The unforgiving minute
Author: Caroline Friedel
Caroline Friedel is a scientist by heart and by training. She obtained a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in bioinformatics from a joint programme of the two major Munich Universities, and a Ph.D. from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich. Following appointments as assistant professor first at Heidelberg University and later in Munich, she is now an associate professor at the LMU Munich.
To date, she has published over 40 scientific articles and book chapters, but this is her first work of fiction. Working on the short story was quite an enjoyable diversion, even though the review process for the anthology did trigger a few unpleasant flashbacks to scientific review processes. At least this time, it was allowed to actually make up the response to the reviewers. Caroline can now be found scribbling away at a few other short stories in between doing serious science and trying to write grant applications.