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Why the future needs a new kind of leader

Our latest blog from our President, Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, looks at leadership in the life sciences. There is no doubt that to continue to improve health and wealth in the UK and globally we will need exceptional leaders in biomedical and health research.

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Thirteen Fellows elected to the Royal Society

Thirteen Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences have been elected to the Royal Society in 2018. Venki Ramakrishnan FRS FMedSci, President of the Royal Society, said:  “Our Fellows are key to the Royal Society’s fundamental purpose of using science for the be...

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Faster access to cancer drugs: a fine balancing act

Professor Mark Emberton FMedSci discusses the challenges facing cancer drug development at an increasingly challenging time for doctors, patients, regulators and a healthcare system that demands better medicines, faster and at lower cost. Using more innovative

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New Fellows for 2018 announced

48 of the UK’s world leading researchers have been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences, it has been announced today (Thursday 10 May). The new Fellows

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Is it time to talk about death?

In 2018-19, the Academy will be addressing death and dying in a new public engagement project. Evidence from the scientific community suggests the UK is reaching a tipping point. For...

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