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How a Dutch university aims to boost gender parity

Female applicants will receive priority consideration for faculty positions at Eindhoven University of Technology for at least 18 months.

Consultation launched on proposal to move Moorfields Eye Hospital to King’s Cross

Moorfields has launched a consultation to ensure that patients and the public have their say on exciting proposals to move the hospital to a new facility.

Congratulations Fiona Müllner!

Fiona Müllner has been awarded a L’Oréal-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE fellowship, presented in partnership with the foundation of Nobel Laureate Professor Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard.

Commission to invest €11 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and drive innovation-led sustainable growth

The European Commission today announced how it will spend the last and biggest annual tranche - €11 billion - of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 in the final year of the programme.

Germany’s prestigious Max Planck Society conducts huge bullying survey

Thousands of employees took part in social study after high-profile bullying scandals emerged last year.

Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields and Peking University sign MoU for collaborative education

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and its strategic partner, Moorfields Eye Hospital, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Peking University Health Science Center.

Springer Nature journals unify their policy to encourage preprint sharing

Recognizing the benefits, we move from merely supporting the use of preprint servers to promoting it.

New treatment for severe dry eye disease promising in early clinical trials

Participants in a phase I/II clinical trial of a new enzyme-based treatment for severe dry eye disease experienced reduced signs of disease and discomfort, according to a paper in Translational Vision Science and Technology.

Junior researchers are losing out by ghostwriting peer reviews

Graduate students and postdocs who produce reviews under a senior colleague’s name receive no credit or acknowledgement for their work, and miss a chance to become acquainted with journal editors.

Indonesia tops open-access publishing charts

Countries in southeast Asia, Africa and South America lead the way on free-to-read literature.

US $244 billion lost annually because people don't have spectacles to correct myopia

Vision impairment caused by uncorrected myopia cost the global economy an estimated US$244 billion in lost productivity in 2015, according to a new study published in the March print issue of the scientific journal Ophthalmology.

Being a PhD student shouldn’t be bad for your health

The first international meeting on postgraduate mental health opens this week, but much more is needed to solve academia’s crisis.

Fearing no-deal Brexit, European funder orders U.K. researchers to transfer grants

The prospect of Brexit, the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, has loomed long and large over researchers, but the effects on funding, so far, have been speculative.

Europe abandons plans for ‘flagship’ billion-euro research projects

Three existing flagships will continue under plans developed through Horizon 2020, the European Union’s science funding framework: projects on graphene, the human brain, and quantum technology.

China set to introduce gene-editing regulation

The draft rules mean that anyone who manipulates human genes in adults or embryos is responsible for adverse outcomes.