Today, WHO announces it is the first of the United Nations agencies to join a coalition of research funders and charitable foundations (cOAlition S), an initiative to make full and immediate open access to research publications a reality

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A firm hired by the National Institutes of Health will work with participants in a research programme that aims to sequence 1 million genomes

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Findings from a new paper by our Mario Macis and colleagues. “This group is essentially saying, ‘I don’t like giving compensation to kidney donors, but if you tell me it can save a lot of lives, then I’m for it,'” says Macis

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The latest and largest ever study presented last week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections did show a modest benefit. But confusingly, there was almost no decline in infections in the study group where it was most expected

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Anne Drapkin Lyerly, a bioethicist and obstetrician, said that there is a deep-seated norm to leave pregnant women out of clinical trials, reinforced by policies that have classified them as “vulnerable” and institutional rules that have made it easier to avoid considering the ­potential risks and benefits altogether

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It’s a well-known problem with clinical trials: Researchers start out saying they will look for a particular outcome—heart attacks, for example—but then report something else when they publish their results

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In exchange for an annual lump sum, German libraries, universities, and research institutes completed a nationwide agreement with the three largest scientific publishers making papers by German authors free to read around the world, while giving researchers in Germany access to all of the publishers’ online content

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In two studies published recently, researchers ran systematic searches through crowdfunding sites to see just how pervasive this issue is. They identified thousands of campaigns raising millions of dollars for medical treatments that are not backed by science

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