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Why can't British universities be more like New York University?

10 July 2019

David Payne

Former minister reveals thwarted hopes and the limits of political interference.

Drawing on experience to help scientists tell their stories

19 March 2019

Jeffrey M. Perkel

The BioRender web tool lets researchers easily create sophisticated scientific illustrations.

Less prestigious institutions deliver better value for grant money

18 October 2018

Catherine Armitage

Study finds "wasteful" skew in biomedical research funding towards those at the top.

Open-access model is a return to the origins of journal publishing

11 May 2018

Gavin Moodie

Until recently, many university and society journals operated at a loss, says Gavin Moodie.

Pharma could cut its losses with a bit of sharing

2 January 2018

Phillip Phan & Dean Wong

COMMENT: Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.