Home Industry Challenges Antibiotic Research, First Head Transplant & More! What We’re Talking About This Week 1. Big pharma lacking in new antibiotic patents According to this article, antibiotic research is falling behind in comparison to other areas like rare diseases. 2. Italian neurosurgeon plans for first human head transplant With a huge investment of around $100m plus over 150 surgeons, an Italian neurosurgeon is planning the first human head transplant. 3. Behavior matters: Redesigning the clinical trial This article discusses a new trial design, a two-by-two trial, that takes into account how behavior can impact the effectiveness of treatment.