HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Open source and open medicine take centre stage at UN research symposium

a new global paradigm that supports creativity, innovation and equitable access to knowledge.

In an open letter submitted to members of the World Health Organization Executive Board in January 2006, 280 eminent scientists from 50 countries noted: Although we have very varied scientific backgrounds, from basic research to specific clinical research, we are all deeply concerned with deficiencies in the way that biomedical research science is supported and translated into treatments that improve health outcomes around the world. In the research setting we see many possibilities to develop drugs to treat neglected diseases, but a lack of sustainable support for the R&D process. In the clinical setting we see the problem of affordable drugs to a greater or lesser extent in health care systems in all countries."

A recent UNU-MERIT Policy Brief on the role of Open Source and Open Standards in economic development similarly notes that: ".Countries around the world, regardless of their wealth, are trying to bring citizens into the Information Society and provide electronic access to government services. Many of them are considering open source software as a cost-effective means of doing so. Many more see an inherent injustice in requiring citizens and businesses to buy software from specific vendors in order to communicate with the government, and are looking at open standards - which allow different products from different producers, whether open source or proprietary software, to work together."

Research results from several Open Source studies at UNU-MERIT suggest that some countries and institutions have made strides in adopting policies to promote competition among technology providers, and enhance public access to knowledge. In just four years, Extremadura one of the poorest regions of Spain - successfully invested in creating a free-software society. The model is now being replicated in other poor regions of Spain, as well as in Latin A
'"/>

Contact: Louise Bergstrom
unuona@ony.unu.edu
212-963-6387
United Nations University
13-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Pets could be source of multiresistant bacteria infections in humans, MU researchers investigate
2. Bright future for nano-sized light source
3. Pointing a finger at the source of fecal bacteria
4. Alien plants attack using resource conservation as weapon, researchers say
5. Supermap of avian flu yields new info on source/spread
6. ESA open-source software supports Germanys TerraSAR-X
7. New agreement helps protect thousands of rice varieties -- the planets most important food source
8. Invitrogen features new scientific online resources at ASCB Meeting
9. Mixed prairie grasses are better biofuel source, U of M study says
10. Ocean sampling yields environmental sources of coral symbionts
11. Forum to explore thorium as abundant source of clean energy

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/1/2016)... , February 1, 2016 ... advancements to drive global touchfree intuitive gesture control market ... --> Rising sales of consumer electronics coupled with ... control market size through 2020 ... electronics coupled with new technological advancements to drive global ...
(Date:2/1/2016)... Fla. , Feb. 1, 2016  Wocket® smart wallet ( www.wocketwallet.com ... and television personality, Joey Fatone . Las Vegas ... greet fans. --> Las Vegas , where ... --> The new video ad was filmed at the Consumer ... appeared at the Wocket booth to meet and greet fans. ...
(Date:1/27/2016)... Jan. 27, 2016  Rite Track, Inc. a leading ... West Chester, Ohio announced today the ... staff, based in Austin, Texas , ... to provide modifications, installations and technical support offerings for ... of PLUS, commented, "PLUS has provided world class service ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRV ), a ... targeted antiviral therapies, announced today that it will present ... held February 8-9, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria New ... Healthcare Conference, taking place in New York ... Sapirstein , Chief Executive Officer of ContraVir, will provide ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... February 04, 2016 , ... ... Intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology has been recognized ... Database Products ” by Corporate America Magazine. , “At Corporate America, it’s our ...
(Date:2/3/2016)...   ViaCyte, Inc ., a leading, privately-held ... cell-derived islet replacement therapy for the treatment of ... that ViaCyte and Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of ... have agreed to consolidate the assets of the ... ViaCyte with an exclusive license to all BetaLogics ...
(Date:2/3/2016)... -- Ascendis Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ASND ), a ... technology to address significant unmet medical needs, today announced ... Partners Global Healthcare Conference Location: , Waldorf Astoria, ... Time:  , 11:55am EST www.ascendispharma.com . ... audio webcast of this event will be posted to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: