December 7, 2012

Why Open Access Saves Lives

P. Suber & D. Cuplinskas, Chronicle of Higher Education


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This year a high-school student in Maryland announced that he had invented a diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer. The test costs three cents per use. It works 168 times as fast and more than 400 times as accurately as the best previously existing test. It also may be able to detect ovarian and lung cancers.

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TAGGED: Scientific Journals, National Institute Of Health, Pancreatic Cancer, Open Access

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