Tackling antimicrobial resistance relies on us tackling the interrelated areas of human, animal and environmental health.
The federal government is tackling antimicrobial resistance with a 'One Health' approach. But what is One Health and what can it offer that other approaches haven't?
If scientists’ knowledge is segregated in non-overlapping silos, there can’t be cross-pollination between fields.
Scientists often prioritize deep goals over broad ones. But today's "wicked" problems demand an interdisciplinary approach. A new study shows how they can tweak work styles to alter their deep/broad ratio.
Academics need to work together to solve the world’s big problems.
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We need to know what 'good' interdisciplinary research looks like.
Cooperation among scientific disciplines still requires individual experts in their fields.
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Interdisciplinary research is a lofty ideal, but the realities of how science is conducted mean that silos should not be so quickly dismissed.