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Drugs for kids – a big business faces big changes

Europe looks increasingly likely to follow America’s lead and require drug companies to test their products in children. But Europe's pharma lack the resources to carry out drug trials in children — so industry and patients will have to rely on the skills developed in academic centres.
12 Oct 2005

Intellectual Property

Nuala’s Moran’s roundup of news and views in the management of intellectual assets Helpdesk
12 Oct 2005

Bobbing for energy

Energy: The Manchester “bobber” is using the power of ocean waves to find a lower-cost route to alternative energy.
12 Oct 2005

Ionic liquids - the quick guide

Scientists love to complicate things; and if you're not in the same field, or – worse – are in business or investment, then it's easy to get lost. Enter the Science|Business Quick Guides to some of the hottest fields of science and technology…
12 Oct 2005

Resources and Tools

Michael Kenward's roundup of new studies, reports and tools for the business of science
12 Oct 2005

Patently Ridiculous

Barry Fox thinks that the patent system is deliberately designed to make it hard to find out anything.
19 Sep 2005

A serial entrepeneur

By mixing academic research with commercial ventures, Sir Richard Friend has returned to the scientific traditions of Faraday and Kelvin. He has also created a new role model for the modern scientist.
19 Sep 2005