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Top 5 Grouches of 2005

By | December 5, 2005

we discuss the issues that have had an impact on infrastructure and business in the life sciences. As ever, science marches on.


Vaccines are Back

By | November 21, 2005

The last time I wrote about vaccines was two years ago – November 17, 2003, to be precise.1 That editorial crackled with frustration about the status of the most effective health intervention that has ever been invented:"Vaccines are unattractive targets for industry, underappreciated from the public health perspective, underfunded by basic research organizations, and treated with suspicion by the public."It's a pleasure to report that, two years later, there are the beginnings of a remark


The Challenges Facing Neuroscience

By | November 7, 2005

Neuroscience is intellectually the broadest and most taxing field in life sciences, and technologically it is the most challenging.

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Time for Rapid Rebuttal Technology

By | October 24, 2005

I hadn't realized until recently that the United States is in the grip of a mania.


Why We Need Institutional Repositories

By | October 10, 2005

It used to be that the record of scientific work was complete when it was all published in journals.


Let's Talk About This

By | September 26, 2005

How do scientists communicate, with one another and with the public?


Combating Malevolence

By | September 12, 2005

Whatever the entertainment and artistic merits of the movie "The Constant Gardener," released at the end of last month, the pharmaceutical industry could do without it.


Seven Cheers for Technology

By | August 29, 2005

In 1986, the year in which the automated DNA sequencer was invented, GenBank held a scant 9.6 million bases.


On Your Mark, Get Set, Blog!

By | August 1, 2005

The life sciences have been slow to embrace blogging.


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