Here you can find the winners and commended entries from each year of the Access to Understanding science writing competition.
Each of the summaries is provided with a link to the original research article, which is freely available through Europe PMC. We hope both authors and readers find them interesting and useful.
Access to Understanding 2015
Congratulations to this year’s top three – Philippa Matthews, Juliet Lamb, Peter Canning – and this year’s People Choice – Sabrina Talukdar. You can read the winning and commended entries below:
Access to Understanding 2014
First place: Beat box: how the brain processes rhythm
People’s Choice: How healthy eating can starve out cancer
Highly commended: Cutting the supply line: a new anti-cancer strategy?
Highly commended: A two-pronged attack to stop cancer in its tracks
Highly commended: Can a garbage strike in nerve cells cause Parkinson’s disease?
Highly commended: A divorce in development: single regulators can raise arteries alone
Access to Understanding 2013
First place: Hip, hip, hooray!
Joint second place: Blood vessels from skin: the new frontier in tissue engineering
Joint second place: Another brick in the wall
Highly commended: Breast cancer: two-face ER
Highly commended: Pregnancy complications expose future disease risk
Highly commended: A window into brain disease is only skin deep
Highly commended: How heels help people walk