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ARVO2020 cancelled because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ARVO has decided to cancel the Annual Meeting to have taken place May 1 – 7 in Baltimore, Md, USA

New Technologies for Outcome Measures in Uveal Melanoma

Basel Series of Special Interest Focus Groups (SIFG) - „New Technologies for Outcome Measures in Uveal Melanoma” In Collaboration with the European Ocular Oncology Group and the International Society of Ocular Oncology

How we formed a ‘journal club’ for equity in science

You can start and maintain your own group to help scientists of all backgrounds thrive.

Australian research gets billion-dollar boost in sweeping stimulus budget

First budget since pandemic began offers much-needed funds to universities and national science agency.

Leuven is European Capital of Innovation 2020

Leuven is a mission-driven city that excels in innovative governance models. It offers its people an opportunity to get involved in critical decision-making processes. But it’s an honour to recognise the initiatives of all six winners. Their vibrant innovation ecosystems are an inspiration to all European cities.

Do eyeglasses help keep coronavirus out? Johns Hopkins expert says more evidence needed

During the current pandemic, we've all been advised to protect ourselves from infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 by masking, physical distancing and frequent hand-washing. In the Sept. 17 issue of JAMA Ophthalmology, a research team in China suggests that a fourth defensive measure also might be helpful: eye protection.

The next President of the European Research Council (ERC)

Commission appoints independent Search Committee and invites nominations and applications to fill the post of the next President of the ERC

Why Nature needs to cover politics now more than ever

Science and politics are inseparable — and Nature will be publishing more politics news, comment and primary research in the coming weeks and months.

Alan S. Crandall, MD, remembered for impact on ophthalmology

The ophthalmic community is mourning the loss of Alan S. Crandall, MD, a fixture at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah for nearly four decades.

Pioneers of revolutionary CRISPR gene editing win chemistry Nobel

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna share the award for developing the precise genome-editing technology.

European Capital of Innovation 2020: 12 cities make it into the final round

Twelve cities from nine countries are in the final stage of the contest to become the European Capital of Innovation 2020. Funded by Horizon 2020, EU’s research and innovation programme, the prize recognises the European cities that develop vibrant innovation ecosystems to address public challenges and improve the lives of the people.

For scientists’ working hours, what does ‘done’ mean?

I don’t remember who answered my question. But I do remember that they shrugged and gave some variation on, “It doesn’t matter, as long as you get your work done.”

European Union and African Union research and innovation ministers meet for the first time

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, and Sarah Agbor, the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, hosted the first ever EU-AU research and innovation ministers' meeting.

From lab to market: €8.25 million to exploit research results

Fifty-five grantees of the European Research Council (ERC) have been awarded Proof of Concept funding to explore the commercial or societal potential of their research results. The grants are part of the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.

How to be an ethical scientist

True discovery takes time, has many stops and starts, and is rarely neat and tidy.