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Designer Probiotics could reduce Obesity

Published: Science Daily Date: December 23, 2010 Full Article: From source summary: Specially designed probiotics can modulate the physiology of host fat cells say…

Targeting cancer ‘Shark Tank’ Style

Published: WVXU Author: Tana Weingartner Date: June 4, 2014 Full Article: Discussing local funding for cancer research with a twist.

New System for Treating Cancer Seen as Hopeful

Published: The New York Times Author: Andrew Pollack Date: June 2, 2014 Full Article: Discussing some success and buzz around immunotherapy to target certain…

Antibiotic Resistance Revitalizes Century-old Virus Therapy

Published: Scientific American Author: Sarah Reardon, Nature Magazine Date: June 4, 2014 Full Article: Investigates the use of phages to treat ailments which are…

Malnutrition ‘damages gut bacteria’

Date: June 5, 2014 Published: BBC News Full Article: Outlines the effects of malnutrition and sustained hunger of youth on long-term development of microbiome…

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Open Therapeutics crowdsources orphan and dormant therapeutic intellectual properties (IP) to scientists around the world. The goal is advancing research that ordinarily has not generated a public value or been recognized. This approach particularly helps underserved scientists to collaborate with their more financially capable colleagues.

How open science helps researchers succeed:

Open access, open data, open source, and other open scholarship practices are growing in popularity and necessity. However, widespread adoption of these practices has not yet been achieved. One reason is that researchers are uncertain about how sharing their work will affect their careers.

The review of the literature demonstrates that open science is associated with increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job opportunities, and funding opportunities. These findings are evidence that open science practices bring significant benefits to researchers relative to more traditional closed practices.

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