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Outside the Lab Public health


The Ebola epidemic spurred a tremendous amount of R&D in search of vaccines and treatments – and yet it was a relatively low impact global emergency compared with malaria.

Outside the Lab Professional development

Why Doctors Make Great Entrepreneurs

There is an assumption that doctors and business don’t mix. But I believe physicians are ideally placed to bring new clinical innovations from a bright idea to a brand new product.

Outside the Lab Professional development

Open Your Mind

Open innovation is more than just the latest pharma industry buzzword. Done right, it can help overcome funding challenges and accelerate discovery across the board.

Outside the Lab Infectious diseases

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Outside the Lab Informatics

Asking the Ultimate Question

| Michael N. Liebman

In today’s highly competitive academic world, are we losing sight of the real goal of biomedical research in our rush to secure funding and embrace the latest technologies?

Outside the Lab Professional development

Fresh-(Faced) Funding

| Robin Barr

Making grant application processes tougher can have an unexpected and dramatic effect on the demographics of applicants. Let’s not force young investigators to fall at the first hurdle.

Outside the Lab Cancer

Oncotherapy Goes Viral

| Robert Coffin

Robert Coffin tells the bench-to-bedside story of how the first FDA-approved oncolytic virotherapy, talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC), was translated from a colleague’s cold sore to a potential global game changer.

Outside the Lab Public health

The Missing Link

| Helen Lambert

Whether you are a scientist working on a new intervention or a policy-maker trying to solve major public health problems, social and cultural factors are crucial pieces of the puzzle – ignore them at your peril. Here, I explain how social science can help.

Outside the Lab Cancer

Perfecting the Translational Balancing Act

| Charlotte Barker

Sitting Down With… Jennifer Grandis, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Associate Vice Chancellor – Clinical and Translational Research, University of California, San Francisco, USA.

Outside the Lab Professional development

Collaborate or Die

| Richard Holland

In the pharma industry of the future, only the strongest companies will survive – and that means those with the most successful collaborations.

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