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Genentech provides update on presentations, product portfolio

Chris Brittain, MBBS, BSc, MBA, MRCOphth, vice president and global head of ophthalmology product development for Genentech, provides an overview of the company’s podium presentations from the PDS with ranibizumab to faricimab.

Scientists relieved as Joe Biden wins tight US presidential election

The new president has the opportunity to reverse four years of anti-science policies — but he has a hard road ahead as he inherits a nation divided.

Blindness and sight loss to double by 2050

Blindness and severe vision impairment is predicted to affect almost 900 million people worldwide by 2050—up from around 338 million today, according to a new pre-print study accepted by The Lancet and highlighted on World Sight Day.

Commitment to ensure ‘systematic and structural cooperation’ between the EIC and the EIT

The Letter of Intent sets about common principles, including commitment to the innovators, agility, reactivity, speed and streamlining of innovation policy, resources and efforts, enhancing synergies and efficiencies across the two programmes.

How we formed a ‘journal club’ for equity in science

You can start and maintain your own group to help scientists of all backgrounds thrive.

Australian research gets billion-dollar boost in sweeping stimulus budget

First budget since pandemic began offers much-needed funds to universities and national science agency.

Leuven is European Capital of Innovation 2020

Leuven is a mission-driven city that excels in innovative governance models. It offers its people an opportunity to get involved in critical decision-making processes. But it’s an honour to recognise the initiatives of all six winners. Their vibrant innovation ecosystems are an inspiration to all European cities.

Do eyeglasses help keep coronavirus out? Johns Hopkins expert says more evidence needed

During the current pandemic, we've all been advised to protect ourselves from infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 by masking, physical distancing and frequent hand-washing. In the Sept. 17 issue of JAMA Ophthalmology, a research team in China suggests that a fourth defensive measure also might be helpful: eye protection.

The next President of the European Research Council (ERC)

Commission appoints independent Search Committee and invites nominations and applications to fill the post of the next President of the ERC

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.