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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).

Conferences failing to protect LGBT+ researchers

Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion at meetings requires more than a code of conduct, analysis finds.

Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award announced

Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award Grants for Big Data Research to Improve Patient Care - Award recipients to use IRIS Registry database to uncover new approaches to preventing and treating eye disease

Signs of ‘citation hacking’ flagged in scientific papers

An algorithm developed to spot abnormal patterns of citations aims to find scientists who have manipulated reference lists.

‘Make research fun again’

UK’s powerful funding chief is on a mission to change scientific culture - Ottoline Leyser takes the reigns at UK Research and Innovation at a turbulent time.

How the pandemic might play out in 2021 and beyond

This coronavirus is here for the long haul — here’s what scientists predict for the next months and years.

Top scientists to identify future members of European Research Council’s Scientific Council

European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel has invited six high-level scientists to identify future members of the European Research Council's (ERC) governing body, the ERC Scientific Council.