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13 janvier 2014
4 octobre 2013
EXTRAIT : (...) On 4 July, good news arrived in the inbox of Ocorrafoo Cobange, a biologist at the Wassee Institute of Medicine in Asmara. It was the official letter of acceptance for a paper he had submitted 2 months earlier to the Journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals, describing the anticancer properties of a chemical that Cobange had extracted from a lichen.
In fact, it should have been promptly rejected. (...)
25 janvier 2013
EXTRAIT : Ferric Fang and Arturo Casadevall are an unlikely duo that disenchantment brought together. The two had nagging worries about an unwelcome transformation in academic science : Discovery for its own sake was being sidelined by a push to publish in high-impact journals and funding was scarcer than ever. The two quickly began publishing editorials together, exploring scientists’ dependence on grants to pay their salaries and questioning proposed changes to peer review. They hope to fill the void of information, asking if prizes are helpful or harmful to science, what’s the optimal size of a lab, and how common is research misconduct ?
30 septembre 2011
Extraits : Despite its increasingly dire financial situation, the French government has decided to keep its controversial Research Tax Credit (CIR), which is among the most generous in the world (...) Critics also take exception to the fact that it’s hard to know exactly what kinds of research the CIR funds. For example, Marie-Christine Blandin, a senator for Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, has sought in vain to find out details about how four pharmaceutical companies used the CIR for their research on influenza vaccines and drugs. Sauvons la Recherche (Let’s Save Research), a scientist group critical of the current government, has called for annual evaluations of R&D financed by the credit (...)
30 juin 2011
Extrait : Pécresse’s 4 years as higher education and research minister have been "catastrophic," Monthubert says. Research is stagnating, with spending last year representing only 2.1% of gross domestic product instead of the 3% promised by Sarkozy when he was elected in 2007. "It was time for Pécresse to leave," he adds.
1er octobre 2009
27 janvier 2009