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More Government support for research and innovation needed

The Presidents of the four UK National Academies have called on Government to guarantee a stable investment framework for research and innovation over the next ten years. It is vital to increase investment in research to ensure that other countries do not overtake the UK in innovation.

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FORUM Lecture 2013 report

Dr Ruth McKernan, Senior Vice President at Pfizer and Chief Scientific Officer at Neusentis, delivered the Academy’s 2013 Annual Forum lecture to a diverse audience including Academy Fellows and representatives from academia, industry, NHS, regulatory bodies and government departments.

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Strengthening academic psychiatry

Mental ill health accounts for some 15% of the disease burden in developed countries, yet spending on mental health research makes up just 5% of the total UK health research budget and psychiatry has been identified as a vulnerable clinical discipline. In January 2012 the Academy fo...

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Open Access in the UK

Following the Open Access in the UK workshop held on Monday February 25th 2013, a joint statement from the Academy of Medical Sciences, Society of Biology, Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Ch

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