Traditional medical journals have been around for centuries — chronicling scientific advancements and medical knowledge since the late 1700's.
Although many of the esteemed peer reviewed publications like the New England Journal of Medicine have become available online, most have remained locked behind pay walls — not allowing the general public to view the content without having to pay hefty fees.
One Palo Alto start-up Curēus (pronounced "curious"), is attempting to radically change all that by re-imagining peer reviewed scientific publications to become more social and user-friendly in our internet age.
The co-operative ownership structure that Curēus employs, enables those who produce, review and contribute medical research into their eco-system to ultimately share in the company’s financial success.
“The average Joe has little to no access to the medical literature today,” Stanford neurosurgeon John Adler, MD told the SF Gate. “It's not right. It should be a human right.”