Open Access, empowerment of women, pharmaceutical innovation: MyScienceWork stays true to its principles

[April 29 - May 3, 2013] The editors’ note about your science week

This week, MyScienceWork addressed three great topics that our team has tremendous interest in: the expansion of Open Access policies, the empowerment of women, and the promotion of a more sustainable environment in Europe for innovation in the pharmaceutical industry.

This week, MyScienceWork addressed three great topics that our team has tremendous interest in: the expansion of Open Access policies, the empowerment of women, and the promotion of a more sustainable environment in Europe for innovation in the pharmaceutical industry.

 

At the beginning of the week, we celebrated a great victory for all Open Access supporters: the University of Liège OA policy has extended its reach, leading to the creation of ORBilu, the OA archive of the University of Luxembourg. MyScienceNews reviews this encouraging news and shares with you some reactions from fierce defenders of the Open Access cause in our article:

The open access policy of the University of Liège is multiplying

 

Over the last two years, MyScienceNews has stood for gender equality. Last week, we highlighted the major role of mobile communications in women’s empowerment. This week, we focused on microfinance and microloans, a decisive financial tool for empowering women. Read all about it in our article:

Microcredit: A financial tool supporting women’s empowerment

 

 

Turning to the difficulties that the pharmaceutical industry has been experiencing for a while, MyScienceNews addressed one last topic that our team holds dear: promoting innovation. Our journalist Laurence Bianchini interviewed Peter Lachmann, professor emeritus in immunology at the University of Cambridge, who particularly stressed the importance of translating ideas into drugs. To find out about it, read our article:

Building a sustainable environment for innovation in Europe

 

We hope that you, too, will share our interests and causes, and we wish you a very good weekend!

The MyScienceWork Team