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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.

Global disputes affect foreign scientists.

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EC supports Erasmus+ European Universities pilot with an additional 34 million from Horizon 2020

The European Commission announced that the first 17 alliances of universities selected under the Erasmus+ programme will each receive a complementary EUR 2 million support from Horizon 2020. With this support, the European Universities will explore further integration and transformation in their research and innovation missions.

Simply Expanding Medicaid Coverage Can’t Solve This Leading Public Health Challenge

New research shows significantly more people with diabetes got their critical annual dilated eye exam during the first two years following Medicaid expansion under the under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, this encouraging increase in the exam rate did not persist beyond two years.

Australia is cracking down on foreign interference in research. Is the system working?

Pioneering guidelines aren’t enough to prevent overseas militaries such as China’s from co-opting the country’s science, say some experts.

How to shake off the ‘impostor’ fears that plague your PhD studies

Three strategies for fighting those insidious feelings that you don’t deserve to be where you are.

How researchers overturned US sanctions on a virtual summer school

US rules forced an online neuroscience course to block people in Iran from signing up, but the organizers won a last-minute reprieve.

Artificial intelligence recognizes deteriorating photoreceptors

Software based on artificial intelligence (AI), which was developed by researchers at the Eye Clinic of the University Hospital Bonn, Stanford University and University of Utah, enables the precise assessment of the progression of geographic atrophy (GA), a disease of the light sensitive retina caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD).