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Science and Health

Science is fundamentally a collective pursuit of knowledge through open sharing and collaboration over many generations. Advances in health care and wellness also flow from public research and healing traditions that belong to us all. An urgent challenge of out time is finding a better balance between commerce and the commons in these critical areas that profoundly affect everyone.

October 5, 2006

Disease-Led Recovery

Illness props up the economy. Every new job created since 2001 can be accounted for by the increase in the health care field.
July 21, 2006

Is Hell Freezing Over? Bill Gates Embraces the Knowledge Commons

Is Hell freezing over? Bil Gates embraces sharing and collaboration in scientific research to help fight AIDS.
May 27, 2006

Statement on WHA passage of historic resolution on: Public health, innovation, essential health research and intellectual

World Health Organization makes an historic stand in favor of public access to essential health research.
February 28, 2006

Innovation in Biomedicine: Can Stem Cell Research Lead the Way to Affordability?

An open-source system could reward scientific inventors, spur innovation, and make new drugs more affordable.
February 20, 2006

New Roadblocks on the Medical Information Highway

New roadblocks on the medical information highway raise serious issues about our access to quality health care.
February 4, 2006

Health Care and the Commons

Access to health care should be proclaimed an inalienable human right.
January 1, 2006

Nanotechnology: For Richer or Poorer?

Nanotechnology is getting the biggest push from the U.S. government of any science project since the Apollo space program. But little thought has gone into the possible side effects of this revolutionary technology.
December 15, 2005

Creationism, Evolution and "Metaphysical Repression"

Questions about evolution, creationism, the creator, and the origins of life.
December 13, 2005

The Best Science That Money Can Buy

The best science that money can buy. A new scandal about drug companies placing positive articles about their products in respected medical journals.