Tagged: Research and Development

Big Pharma has failed: the antibiotic pipeline needs to be taken under public ownership - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 23, 2019

Claas Kirchhelle, University of Oxford; Adam Roberts, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Andrew Singer, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Antibiotics are among the most important medicines known to humankind, but we are running out of this crucial resource. Decisive action is needed if we are to retain access to them. This includes rethinking our reliance on private companies … Read More

World Science Week: Where are we in the world? - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Aug 26, 2014

It’s World Science Week.  So, where are we in the science world?  One measure showing our commitment to science is our expenditure on R&D.  If we compare ourselves to the other OECD countries, we see that we are right at the bottom of the pile at 1.27% of GDP and have recently been overtaken by Hungary. … Continue reading → … Read More

Another R&D stimulation package leaves out the smaller players? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 12, 2010

Perhaps because they can’t whisper in the Prime Minister’s ear? I’m kidding. (It would be a worry if there were some truth in it.) More seriously, I would like to understand why. Don’t get me wrong. My initial impression is that it is a fine initiative for those it does serve. I’m … Read More

A Science Manifesto or too little too late? - NZ Science Talk

Kevin Apr 22, 2008

The Science manifesto is an interesting read. Despite my cynicism when it turned up in my inbox I believe that every scientist every New Zealander should read it. It is apsirational rather than inspirational though. As the last paragraph sums up, the document outlines the problems but offers very little in the way of solutions: [...] … Read More

Open Letter to Science Minister Requests Tripling of Marsden Fund Another Update - NZ Science Talk

Kevin Mar 07, 2008

Here is an update mailed to signatories by Jeff Talon. Please contact him if you wish to be involved. “I know most of you signed up to the letter last October/November and you probably have wondered since what has happened with this. I felt that it would have got lost over the Summer/Christmas hiatus so [...] … Read More

Open Letter to the Science Minister Requests a Tripling of Marsden Fund — Update - NZ Science Talk

Kevin Mar 07, 2008

This is good news!  Craig Borley, a science reporter at The New Zealand Herald, has been looking at the effects of New Zealand’s low “blue skies” research funding on our science community and economy. He now wants to know of any researchers who have moved offshore as a result of New Zealand’s low funding and [...] … Read More