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China is closing gap with United States on research spending

The United States is no longer the ‘uncontested leader’ in science globally, the National Science Foundation says.

AAO and ASCRS Launch Ophthovation™ Joint Venture to Deliver Next Generation of Business Innovation Conferences

The two organizations have finalized their 2020 plans and selected leadership for their powerful, new partnership to advance ophthalmic innovation.

Short-sightedness in kids was rising long before they took to the screens

The number of people with myopia, aka short-sightedness (difficulty seeing objects in the distance), has increased dramatically in recent years in various regions of the world.

Protect India’s universities

The government and state authorities must step in and stop violent attacks on academic campuses.

Associate Professor Pearse Keane features in Royal Institution Christmas Lecture

The lecture was the second of ‘The Hidden Power of Maths’ series. Entitled ‘How to Bend the Rules’, it focussed on algorithmic learning

Senate bill would boost spending on Trump administration’s research priorities

For 3 years, President Donald Trump has proposed large cuts to fundamental research at several federal agencies, and few observers expect that to change when he submits his 2021 budget request to Congress next month.

The gene-based hack that is revolutionizing epidemiology

Mendelian randomization offers a simple way to distinguish causation from correlation. But are scientists overusing it?

Risk factor of glaucoma unknow to most british shoppers

Most shoppers unaware of major risk factor for most common form of glaucoma in UK

The importance of educating the youth in technology

Nuria Oliver, Fellow of the EurAI, speaks to SciTech Europa Quarterly about the importance of educating future generations in technology.

Low-cost, portable system takes OCT beyond ophthalmology

Researchers adapt OCT system to make it useful for minimally invasive joint surgery

Treading thoughtfully

Mona Nemer seeks out common ground in shaping Canada’s national science policy.

Keep US research open amid threat from China, says elite JASON group

Report says that US science agencies should strengthen and coordinate their conflict-of-interest policies.

New EIT innovation Hub to launch in Israel

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) launched a new innovation Hub in Tel Aviv to create new opportunities for European and Israeli innovators and entrepreneurs.

Retinal screening in diabetes: Diagnosis by robot

The digital revolution in ophthalmology, foreshadowed around two years ago, has now become a clinical reality: Since the middle of the year, MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have been using automatic digital retinal screening, without assistance from an ophthalmologist, to detect diabetic retinal disease.

Innovation principle makes EU laws smarter and future-oriented, experts say

The innovation principle has the potential to contribute to the quality and future-proof nature of EU legislation, but significant efforts are needed for this potential to fully materialise in law-making. This is one of the main findings of the independent expert report on the innovation principle.