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The academic–industrial complex: navigating the translational and cultural divide

In this review article, Stephen Freedman and Kevin Mullane offer a personal perspective on the opportunities, models and approaches that harness the increased interface and growing interdependency between biomedical research institutes, the biopharmaceutical industry and the technological world: In general, academic discoveries can only be translated …

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Peer Review and Impact Factor

Brembs, B et al. 2013. “Deep impact: unintended consequences of journal rank.” Front. Hum. Neurosci., 24;7:291. Park, IU et al. 2014. “Modelling the effects of subjective and objective decision making in scientific peer review.” Nature 506, 93–96 Lauer, MS and Nakamura, R 2015. “Reviewing Peer Review …

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Reporting Bias

Vinkers, CH et al. 2015. “Use of positive and negative words in scientific PubMed abstracts between 1974 and 2014: retrospective analysis.” BMJ; 351 Macleod, MR et al. 2015. “Risk of Bias in Reports of In Vivo Research: A Focus for Improvement.” PLOS Biology | DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002273 Tsilidis, …

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Therapeutic Indication

Perrin, S 2014. “Make Mouse Studies Work.” Nature 507:423. O’Collins, VE et al. 2011. “Preclinical Drug Evaluation for Combination Therapy in Acute Stroke Using Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Subsequent Experimental Testing.” J Cereb Blood Flow Metab; vol. 31 no. 3 962-975 Vesterinen, HM et al. 2010. “Improving the …

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