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Europe PMC team

 | 28 February 2014


Vote now for Access to Understanding’s first ever People’s Choice Award

We are pleased to announce the launch of our first ever
People’s Choice Award for the Access to Understanding
science-writing competition! This award gives you – the public – the
opportunity to read our shortlisted entries and have your say.

Our entrants rose to the difficult challenge of writing plain
English summaries of research articles (all available from Europe PMC), which
cover fascinating cutting-edge science including combining drug therapies to
treat cancer, brain scanning to better understand specific function, a new way
to assess effectiveness of arthritis treatments, and an analysis of malaria
resistance around the world. The People’s Choice award gives a voice to those
for whom the summaries have been written and allows us to reward the best.

Read and vote for the 10 shortlisted entries here.
Our rigorous judging process has ensured the scientific accuracy of the
accounts; what we really want to know is whether you like them!

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The competition will remain open until 12.00 on 24 March
2014, and the winner will be announced that evening at our
awards ceremony.
You can vote for as many articles as you like, once a day. We encourage you to
share any and all comments at any time.

When you have finished reading and voting, don’t forget to tell
your family, friends and colleagues. We know these exceptional pieces will be
of interest to all!

By Anna Kinsey and Rebecca Withers

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