Public opposition to animal testing grows

More than one in three people are against the use of animals in medical research, according to government-funded researchPublic opposition to the use of animals in medical research is growing and trust in both scientists and the rules governing the controversial practice is falling, new government-funded research shows.More than one in three people (37%) now […]
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GlaxoSmithKline opens door on data in bid to aid discovery of medicines

British drugs company releases findings of clinical trials and announces new effort to find tropical disease curesThe British drugs company GlaxoSmithKline is to open up the detailed data from its clinical trials to the scrutiny of scientists in a bid to help the discovery of new medicines and end the suspicions of critics that it […]
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NHS trust hopes to become next big name in luxury hotels

Cambridge University Hospitals trust wants to build high-quality hotel with commercial partner as part of expansionFor those with a taste for the best in life, the Ritz, Hilton and Malmaison are probably among the hotel brands of choice. But now a new entrant is hoping to shake things up – the NHS. And officials say […]
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Letters: Information that we want to be free

As the editor of an online journal, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, now entering its fourth year with 1,100 registered readers, I was delighted to read such strong endorsement of open access publishing from the director of the Wellcome Trust, Mark Walport, and others (Wellcome joins ‘academic spring’ to open up science, 10 April).The Walport […]
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MPs back Wellcome data proposal

Wellcome Trust’s proposal that results of public- and charity-funding research be made public receives ministerial backing The government has welcomed calls from academics and one of the world’s biggest research charities for results of public and charity-funded scientific research to be made available as widely as possible in the public domain.The Wellcome Trust, which spends […]
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