Science in the Private Interest

Science in the Private Interest

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How can an academic scientist honour knowledge for its own sake, while also using knowledge as a means to generate wealth? This text investigates the trends a effects of modern, commercialised academic science.Has the Lure of Profits Corrupted Biomedical Research? ... We should keep in mind, however, that conflict of interest among scientists is not a uniquely American phenomenon. ... For example, at Swedish universities, which are state owned, private corporations are financing an increasing ... At the prestigious Karolinska Institute, where an estimated one-third of the professorships are financed by private companies, the pharmaceutical giant Astra-Zeneca has exclusive property rights toanbsp;...

Title:Science in the Private Interest
Author:Sheldon Krimsky, Ralph Nader
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2004


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