We are currently seeing a massive uptake of machine learning, deep learning and assisted intelligence in the R&D space - not just in life sciences, but in all areas of product development where science plays a part.
Negative results are just as common in medical research, but not usually quite so newsworthy. We're more used to positive stories announcing the latest big breakthrough, the next new treatment. But these one-sided success stories don't really represent the reality of medical science.
The potential of stem cell research is only just beginning to be understood, but the possibilities have the power to drastically change the world that we live in. The pace at which research is moving could mean a complete revolutionary shift in the way that major chronic illnesses are treated, and prevented, within the coming decades. It could mean an end to many of our most common diseases, and even an end to mass production of meat!
So, the UK has decided it is best to 'go it alone.' This decision has made me more profoundly sad than I have ever been about a vote in the UK. After the initial shock last Friday of the decision to leave the EU, this week we've all begun to reflect on what the vote will mean to our individual lives, our work, our families and our futures.
Peer review is regarded by many as an indispensable, if sometimes unwieldy, cog in the science machine. It's what makes science 'go'. But to non-scientists it can seem a bizarre process.
By supporting this programme, companies are helping to build the hard and soft infrastructure they need to operate on the continent. This programme will also help counter the brain drain that is stripping our countries of their best and brightest.
By supporting our research scientists in popularizing their research and findings through innovative and impactful formats, we want to demonstrate that science is accessible -- not to mention exciting and rewarding! -- as well as useful, if not crucial, for society.
Sara Amundson for #BeCrueltyFree USA The economic, scientific and ethical advantages of ending animal testing in the cosmetics
It's not everyday that you hear of world-first rock climbing ambitions meet with scientific research on the same perilous face in Southern Africa. But for a group of professional rock climbers and international scientists, Mozambique's Mt. Namuli set the stage for such a collaboration - The Lost Mountain project.
An international panel have looked at the data from 343 peer-reviewed, published studies in every possible way, and concluded that there are very significant nutritional benefits to be had from eating organic food.