Nigeria can resuscitate its vaccine production laboratory with money recently released by its government for local production of COVID-19 vaccine.
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Giving money to support local production of COVID-19 vaccines is a step in the right direction if it will help in resuscitating Nigeria's vaccine production laboratory.
The early and mid-career researchers who bear most of the teaching and research workload are exhausted and underpaid. Many won't survive the funding squeeze, but Australia can't afford to lose them.
Researchers are central to any country’s science preparedness, especially in the face of pandemics.
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Investments are starting to help grow the African continent's science preparedness.
Over 2,000 drugs are approved by the FDA for human use.
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The only way to know if a medical treatment actually works is with a randomized-controlled trial.
The work that’s done in research institutes and labs is crucial.
While there are various good reasons for doing research and funding research, the chief reason is that research provides essential insurance against catastrophic events.
Dr Gildas Hounmanou with his colleagues at the University of Copenhagen. Hounmanou, from Benin, studied in Denmark.
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Global research funding, such as that offered by Denmark's government, can open doors for African researchers to study abroad and then take their skills home.
Academics report feeling unhappy and isolated in their current work culture.
Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel.
Australia's top scientist Alan Finkel says too many poor quality research papers are being published in Australia, and the system may inadvertently encourage academics to behave badly.
Scientists are working with artificial intelligence in hopes of being able to better detect cancer.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
The world’s smallest frog can fit on a dime.
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Scientists have identified the world's smallest animal – for now. It could be possible smaller creatures exist that have not yet been discovered.
The shockwaves of this cut will be felt for years to come at Australian universities.
With a budget surplus in sight, it makes no sense to cut funding from Australia's research capacity.
Energy-efficient water supply is a wicked problem – and we might have found a way to solve it.
Apprentices researchers in the laboratories of Ecole Polytechnique.
The 2018 edition of the EuroScience Open Festival is a great showcase for EU scientific collaboration.
Money doesn’t grow in flasks – scientists have to find funds outside the lab.
Money always seems tight for university scientists. A sociologist conducted hundreds of interviews to see how they think about funding sources and profit motives for basic and applied research.
Homeless people in India wait to receive a free meal in Kolkata in 2011.
When high income researchers take their unethical methods abroad it's the poor who suffer.
Engineering can greatly bolster any country’s development and growth.
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
It’s good for scientists to work in glass laboratories.
Science isn't cold, hard facts uncovered by emotionless robots. Acknowledging how and where values play a role promotes a more realistic view and can advance science's reputation for reliability.
The National Research Foundation doesn’t have enough money for the growing number of researchers who qualify for “incentive” funding.
South Africa's National Research Foundation will dramatically scale back “incentive” funding to rated researchers, both those who already have a rating and those who will be rated in the future.
The famous “faceless fish”, which garnered worldwide headlines when it was collected by the expedition.
Surveying the bottom of the ocean turns out to be far from easy. But there was something wonderful about seeing animals we have only read about in old books.
What happens to their credibility when scientists take to the streets? February 2017 Stand Up for Science rally in Boston.
The research community tends to assume advocacy doesn't mix with objectivity. One study suggests there's room for scientists to make real-world recommendations without compromising their trusted status.