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The top 10 institutions for life sciences in 2018

20 June 2019

Nature Index

These institutions were the largest contributors to life-sciences papers published in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index in 2018.

The top 5 most talked-about studies of April

29 May 2019

Bec Crew

The fall of insects, the rise of zombie brains, and the catalysts of political unrest dominated the conversation around April's research offerings.

Rapid progress transforms ideals of health

16 May 2019

Bianca Nogrady

Ethical and equity challenges become more urgent.

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.

It’s time for the US to get serious about funding open access

4 April 2018

Rachael Samberg et al.

University of California libraries tackle the transition from subscription-based publishing to sustainable open access.

Young scientists flail in sink or swim system

13 November 2017

Elie Dolgin

More support is needed to keep early-career investigators in a biomedical research career