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New ARVO Fellows

ARVO has established a new award to recognize and honor members for their leadership, dedication and contributions to ARVO.

$3 million towards gene therapy to treat retinal degenerative diseases

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) is partnering with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in a five-year grant that will fund an ambitious research project to develop innovative gene therapies for a number of degenerative retinal diseases.

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research

Ingvar Carlsson Award - Announces a call for proposals for the 2008

Quality of UK research assessed

Research Assessment Exercise results will shape scientists' careers and universities' funding.

Medical Sciences - European Medical Research Councils (EMRC)

Population Survey and Biobanking

Global challenges and global collaborations - lessons learnt from global change

2nd ESF Science Policy Conference held in Stockholm, Sweden

FDA Changes Rules for Clinical Trials Outside the US

The FDA recently rejected the requirement that data from clinical trials conducted outside the United States could only be used in approval decisions if the trials adhere to the 1989 version of the Declaration of Helsinki, issued by the World Medical Association.

Patient Charter

The Macular Disease Patient Charter, a bill of rights for people with macular disease, has been developed by AMD Alliance International.

Call for ERC Advanced Grants open

For the second time, the European Research Council ERC is calling for applications for Advanced Investigators Grants.

Brilliant Prospects

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship - International Award for Research in Germany

Second ERC Starting Grant call attracted 927 proposals in the "Life Sciences" domain

The second ERC Starting Grant competition attracted 927 proposals in the domain of "Life Sciences", which closed on 10 December 2008.

Biosummit Seeks to Draw Obama's Attention to the Life Sciences

How do you make a pitch for spending more money on basic science at a time when the whole world seems to be going broke?

French research faces shake-up in reform plans

The board of France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) formally approved controversial reforms on 27 November that would split the agency into nine semi-autonomous institutes, with a recommendation for a tenth in computing. The meeting required police protection from protesting researchers.

The recent newsletter of the European Vision Institute

The EVI just published its 11th newsletter.

New Website of the Czech Presidency of the EU Council launched

The Czech Republic will be leading and presiding over the meetings of EU-27 between January and June 2009.