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When it comes to good practice in science, we need to think global but act local

International codes of conduct are important, but grass-roots efforts are the key to embedding research integrity.

Hiding foreign ties should face research misconduct sanctions in the U.S.

U.S. scientists who hide foreign ties should face research misconduct sanctions, panel says

What the United Kingdom’s ‘Brexit election’ means for science

Promises to raise research spending and take action on climate change overshadowed by scientists’ fears about leaving the European Union.

75 start-ups and SMEs awarded €278 million

Commission awards more than €278 million to 75 start-ups and SMEs set to shape the future

Treatment for leading cause of blindness generates billions in value to society

Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed an economic model to quantify the benefits of treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD), the leading cause of blindness in western countries.

Third of children who need glasses aren't wearing them

It's a problem many teachers are familiar with, a student apparently struggling in class, but in fact just suffering from something that's easily fixed—vision problems—with an inexpensive pair of glasses.

Quantum gold rush: the private funding pouring into quantum start-ups

Robert Schoelkopf spent more than 15 years studying the building blocks of quantum computers until, in 2015, he decided it was time to start constructing one.

New study suggests that the UK general public rank sight, hearing and balance as top three senses

Which of our senses is most important to us? We may intuitively understand that certain senses like sight or hearing are particularly valuable in our day-to-day lives.

First EJP RD General Assembly

The European Joint Program on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) held its first general assembly meeting on 17 – 19 September at the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.

App can detect 'white eye' in children's photos to spot possible problems

A team of researchers from Baylor University, with assistance from staff at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has developed and tested a smartphone app that is able to detect "white eye" in children by analyzing stored photographs.

Increased levels of RBP3 may protect and treat diabetic retinopathy

Research has shown that increased levels of retinol binding protein 3 (RBP3) may protect and treat diabetic retinopathy

VR game gives users 'eyes-on' experience with vision loss

In a virtual world, a knight in full armour sits in front of me, expectantly waiting for me to deal them some playing cards. As the game progresses, a large black spot grows in the middle of my vision.

China: How science made a superpower

The opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing featured ancient China’s four great inventions: the compass, printing press, paper and gunpowder. The lesson on display, as taught in classrooms across the country that today publishes the most research papers, is that Chinese innovation in science and technology changed the world.

Improving the quality of European Reference Networks for rare diseases

An article published in the Translational Science of Rare Diseases, intended to identify the most efficient strategies to improve the quality of European Reference Networks’ (ERNs).

How can science better support EU policymaking?

Scientific advice for policy is increasingly under attack, which is undermining trust in both science and policymaking.