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  • Michael Price , , , ,

    Better Drugs through Greater Competition

    The pharmaceutical industry may have arrived at its own version of ‘publish or perish’: ‘Develop or disappear’. In 2008, as reported in Chemistry World, Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) instituted a policy requiring its research teams to pitch and defend their research programs to executives and outside analysts, a la the U.S. t… Read More
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    We Miss You Bell Labs

    Last week, on the Science Careers forum, the discussion turned briefly to jobs for physicists in industry. As a physicist who once sought employment in industry, I took an interest. The conclusion: These days, too little basic research is done in industry. There are too few physics jobs in industry. Also last week, Business Week… Read More
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    Climate Change Bill Creates New Energy Research Centers

    One section of the climate-change bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday (officially, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, or ACES), creates a series of clean energy innovation centers under the Department of Energy with three objectives: “(1) leverage the expertise and resources of the university and privat… Read More