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Controversial UK research reform crosses finish line

May 31, 2017

Snap general election triggers compromises in legislation overhauling how Britain’s science is funded.


NIH to limit the amount of grant money a scientist can receive

May 26, 2017

For the first time, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will restrict the amount of funding that an individual scientist can hold at any one time, on the basis of a point system.


Pocket laboratories

May 22, 2017

Mobile phones are helping to take conventional laboratory-based science into the field, the classroom and the clinic.


Professor Gary Rubin wins ARVO Oberdorfer Award for 2017

May 19, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Gary Rubin who has been awarded the Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research for 2017.


Prof Sobha Sivaprasad appointed editor of Eye Journal

May 18, 2017

Professor Sobha Sivaprasad from the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, has been announced as the Editor-in-Chief for Eye Journal.


Europe must find a new home for its drug regulator

May 15, 2017

and a way to keep using English


How to (seriously) read a scientific paper

May 01, 2017

I start by reading the abstract. Then, I skim the introduction and flip through the article to look at the figures.


Initiative aims to break science’s citation paywall

April 26, 2017

Want to find out whether your articles are more highly cited than others? To get at the underlying data, you’ll have to pay.


Unproven stem cell 'therapy' blinds three patients at Florida clinic

April 24, 2017

Three people with macular degeneration were blinded after undergoing an unproven stem cell treatment that was touted as a clinical trial in 2015 at a clinic in Florida.


Congress and FDA nominee heap love on ‘adaptive trials’

April 21, 2017

This week, as President Donald Trump’s nominee to head FDA, Gottlieb sat before Republican lawmakers hungry for promises of “shorter time frames” for drug and device approvals, and again expressed his zeal - repeatedly - for...


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