Wissenschaft | 28.08.2019

How the herring adapted to the light environment in the Baltic Sea

The evolutionary process that occurs when a species colonizes a new environment provides an opportunity to explore the mechanisms underlying genetic…

englisch | 21.08.2019

Citizen Science: Secret Lives of Mice

In collaboration with NC3Rs, MRC Harwell has launched a new citizen science project that aims to advance medical research and mouse welfare

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englisch | 19.08.2019

Trump Administration Overhauls Protections for Endangered Species

The Departments of the Interior and Commerce have unveiled significant changes to the regulations that implement the Endangered Species Act (ESA),…

Flagge UK
englisch | 14.08.2019

Royal Society of Biolog comments on the plan to 'cement the UK as a science superpower' by shaking up immigration rules

It is not enough for the UK to be a possible destination; we must continue to be a popular one,” is at the heart of a response from the RSB to the Pri…

englisch | 09.08.2019

Prime Minister recognises UK biosciences as “extraordinary” and calls for reform for GM regulation

In his first speech as Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP described the UK Biosciences Sector as “extraordinary.” Speaking in Downing Street,…

englisch | 23.07.2019

US: Organizations Express Opposition to New Fetal Tissue Research Policy

More than 90 science, medical, and academic organizations and institutions have written to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar…

Hochschule | 11.07.2019

ERC plans for 2020: More than €2.2 billion for Europe's excellent researchers

The ERC is today announcing its biggest ever annual injection of funding in blue-sky research. €2.2 billion will be made available in 2020 to support…

englisch | 09.07.2019

US House House of Representatives approves Funding Boosts for Science

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its second fiscal year (FY) 2020 spending package on June 25, 2019.  The “minibus” includes the…

englisch | 09.07.2019

US Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Address Academic Espionage

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has introduced legislation (S.1879) that would require students from China, Iran, and Russia to undergo background…

Amerikanische Flagge
englisch | 25.06.2019

Trump Directs Agencies to Cut Federal Advisory Committees - Action Could Limit Science Informed Decision-making

President Trump signed an Executive Order on June 14, 2019, directing federal agencies to terminate a large number of current federal advisory…

englisch | 07.06.2019

"Plan S" - update

cOAlition S Releases Revised Implementation Guidance on Plan S Following Public Feedback Exercise.

englisch | 07.05.2019

EPA Takes Next Step in Review Process for Herbicide Glyphosate, Reaffirms No Risk to Public Health

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking an important step in the agency’s review of glyphosate. As part of this action, EPA continues…

englisch | 29.04.2019

After NIH, NSF Asked about Foreign Influence on Research

Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has asked the National Science Foundation (NSF) about the processes in place at the agency to detect and deter foreign…

englisch | 16.04.2019

USA: Scientific Societies Oppose Revised Definition of "Waters of the US"

Twelve scientific societies, including the American Institute of Biological Sciences, have submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency…

englisch | 11.04.2019

European Research Associations Join Together to Promote Academic Freedom

Academic freedom and institutional autonomy are of fundamental importance and value to society, as highlighted in a joint statement issued today by…

Fische auf dem MArkt
englisch | 02.04.2019

Radioactivity Largely Cleared from Fish Near Fukushima Plant

An independent study published in PLOS ONE has found that fish in the waters around Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant are largely clear of…

englisch | 19.03.2019

President Trump Proposes Large Budget Cuts for Science

The White House released the President’s Budget Request for fiscal year (FY) 2020 on March 11, 2019, proposing deep cuts to science funding for the…

englisch | 05.03.2019

US President Recruits Climate Skeptics for Climate Panel

The White House is planning to create an ad hoc panel to reassess the government’s analysis of climate science and examine whether climate change…

englisch | 05.03.2019

Journals Express Concerns Over European Open-Access Initiative

Publishers of high-profile journals, such as Nature and Science, have indicated that they will not be able to comply with Plan S, an open-access…

englisch | 22.02.2019

Congress Completes FY 2019 Appropriations, President Declares Emergency

Congress has passed a bipartisan spending and border security package that includes fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding for the federal agencies that were…