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How the Shutdown Is Devastating Biomedical Scientists And Killing Their Research

Brandon Keim | Wired | October 3, 2013

The federal shutdown’s effects on science and medicine are many. There’s halted food safety inspections, kids with cancer who won’t be able to join clinical drug trials, and suspension of disease outbreak monitoring. Conservation studies have been thrown into disarray and at least one NASA Mars mission is at risk of being delayed for years. Read More »

Indian Govt Looks To Provide Free Access To Publicly-Funded Research Works

Riddhi Mukherjee | MEDIANAMA | July 23, 2014

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science and Technology recently released (pdf) the draft of what is termed as Open Access Policy and has invited comments from the public until July 25, reports The Times of India. Comments can be submitted to [email protected]

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Is the 2015 Nobel Prize a turning point for traditional Chinese medicine?

So the Nobel Prize is not only acknowledging this complete transformation of a Chinese herb through modern biomedical science into something powerfully efficacious, but also the millions of lives saved because of its successful application worldwide, particularly in the developing world. But there’s something else that marks Tu as extraordinary vis-à-vis both her two fellow Nobel Laureates for medicine, William C Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura, and her more Western medically oriented colleagues in pharmacology. She embodies, in both her history and her research, what I call medical bilingualism – the ability not only to read in two different medical languages but to understand their different histories, conceptual differences, and, most importantly for this unexpected news, potential value for therapeutic interventions in the present.

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Jack Andraka Talks Innovation, Open Access & Life As A Teen Scientist On Colbert Report

Deanna Pogorelc | MedCity News | October 31, 2013

In the midst of the health insurance exchange meltdown, it was nice to see late night TV take a break from criticizing Obamacare news to give healthcare some positive attention last night. Read More »

Large-Scale Open Access For Research And Outreach

Paul Ginsparg | Whitehouse.gov | June 20, 2013

Paul Ginsparg is being honored as a Champion of Change for the vision he has demonstrated and for his commitment to open science. Read More »

Limited Funding Hinders Charity Support Of Open Access Publishing

Staff Writer | The Information Daily | October 24, 2013

Charities’ need to justify expenditure to donors is preventing them from practising open access publishing despite supporting its aims, say new study in BMJ Open. Read More »

MyScienceWork Marks Open Access Week With Unique Approach To Scientific Publishing

Press Release | MyScienceWork | October 24, 2013

As millions of researchers, students and scientists celebrate Open Access week, MyScienceWork, a new global communication platform dedicated to the free access to scientific knowledge, announced it has already surpassed its initial growth projections and plans to secure US investors. Read More »

New Open Access Button Apps Find Free Access to Scientific and Scholarly Research

Press Release | Open Access Button | October 22, 2014

The Open Access Button today launched a suite of new apps to help researchers, patients, students and the public get access to scientific and scholarly research. People use research everyday to create scientific and medical advances, understand culture, and fuel the economy, but articles can cost $30 or more to read each, even though much of the research is funded by the public in the first place...

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OHSU, Intel Partner On Genetics

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | April 22, 2013

Oregon Health & Science University and Intel Corp. are teaming up to develop next-generation computing technologies that advance the field of personalized medicine by dramatically increasing the speed, precision and cost-effectiveness of analyzing a patient's individual genetic profile. Read More »

Omics Future On Personalized Medicine, Computer Breeding And Open Platform

Staff Writer | Phys.org | November 4, 2013

As one of the most influential and fruitful annual conference in "Omics", the 8th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-8) was successfully concluded on November 1st with numerous updates provided on on-going research applying today's accurate and affordable technologies to advancing human health and agricultural breeding. [...] Read More »

OMICS Group International Is The New Publisher Of 14 Noble Laureates Supporting Cellular And Molecular Biology : 60 Years Old Reputed Medline Indexed Journal

Press Release | OMICS Group International, Cellular and Molecular Biology | September 14, 2013

Dean Dr. Raymond J. Wegmann, the founding editor of Cellular and Molecular Biology signed agreement at OMICS Office and stated that, “OMICS Publishing Group is a better publisher than any other publishing house.” Read More »

OMICS Publishing Group Ties Up With 100 Eminent Societies To Make Healthcare Information Open Access

Press Release | OMICS Publishing Group | August 9, 2013

OMICS Publishing Group has signed agreement with 100 prestigious organizations of scientific, academic and research excellence across the globe with a view to collaborate and make healthcare information Open Access. Read More »

Open Access Advocates Protest The FIRST Act

Sal Robinson | Melville House | November 18, 2013

When, in February 2013, the White House issued a directive stating that all larger federal agencies (agencies that spent over $100 million R&D annually) should make the results of any federally funded research available to the public within a year of publication, Open Access advocates cheered. [...] However, a new bill [...] now threatens to reverse the progress made earlier in the year. Read More »

Open Access Aids Science Research

Staff Writer | Jim Sensenbrenner | April 16, 2013

No one likes paying for the same thing twice. This holds true for federally funded scientific research. For years, scholarly journals have relied on taxpayers paying for research on the front end and access to the results on the back. It is past time to embrace an open access policy for scientific research. Read More »

Open Digital Science Journal Gains Users

The medical image community embraced open source as a standard practice back in 2000, with the adoption of the Insight Toolkit (ITK). ITK is sponsored by the US National Library of Medicine and was built as a C++ library. It is the equivalent to a usable encyclopedia of image processing algorithms... Read More »