news EU budget chief wants to protect research from cuts in 2021 - 2027 budget cycle

Günther Oettinger says research should be the only programme spared spending cuts as the EU weighs how to make up for losing the UK’s €11B per annum contribution

news Spiralling bill for huge EU research neutron project sees schedule slip

With the cost of building the European Spallation Source going at least €150M over budget, the facility will have to wait longer to reach full power

news Science ministers want Brussels to slim down research funding programme

The current system is so complex and fragmented that you need professional consultants to make sense of it, says Estonia’s science minister, Mailis Reps. But agreeing what to junk will be hard

news Call for public investment to reverse Europe’s rising tide of vaccine scepticism

Experts decry record-breaking scepticism towards vaccines across the EU and plead with member states to monitor attitudes and work to build public confidence

news The open science cloud needs more data experts

The European Commission plans to launch its open science cloud by 2020, but calls on universities to train more data scientists

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viewpoints Memo to research funders: If you want open science, try harder

Kamila Markram, head of open science platform Frontiers, argues research funders must do much more to speed openness in science

viewpoints UK must try to influence EU data protection laws post-Brexit

There needs to be a continuing role for the UK's information watchdog on the European Data Protection Board, in order to maintain data flows with Europe after Brexit, says a House of Lords report

viewpoints Let the UK remain part of EU medicines regulation, says pharma industry

The key industry bodies from across Europe have signed a letter to UK Brexit minister David Davis and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier saying the UK must stay in the European Medicines Agency system

viewpoints Evidence matters… but not to everyone

No one underestimates the difficulty of shoehorning science into policy. Partiality is inevitable, but policy makers need to be transparent in showing what underlies their decisions - and what evidence they choose to ignore

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network UNI-SET event - Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future

A high-level conference, “European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future”, will take place at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels on 23, 24 October

network Researchers at the University of Amsterdam light on protein interaction networks in a developing organism

Researchers at the University of Amsterdam light on protein interaction networks

network Aalto researchers discover chemical route towards electronic devices in graphene

Essential electronic components, such as diodes and tunnel barriers, can be incorporated in single graphene wires (nanoribbons) with atomic precision.

network KU Leuven spin-out launches new tol to monitor medical imaging

Qaelum launches coach, a tool to monitor and improve quality & efficiency in medical imaging

network UPMC signs an agreement with the University of Pittsburgh

Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), Inserm and the CNRS signed a major agreement with the University of Pittsburgh (U.S.A.) to...

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Denmark plans shake-up of diabetes care

A clinic owned by the pharma company Novo Nordisk for 82 years passed into public ownership at the start of 2017. Now the Steno Diabetes Centre in Copenhagen is the focal point of a move to transform diabetes care across the region and beyond

University of Warwick: Digital communication improves young patient engagement

Digital communication improves young patient engagement, according to new study, which shows that using texts, emails, Skype and other digital communication methods can improve the healthcare experience of younger patients

UK regulator faults sharing of patient data in Google trial

Setting precedent in medical case, agency finds NHS trust didn’t adequately protect data on 1.6 million patients

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ERC researchers are unravelling the secrets of longevity, exploring ways of adding ‘life to years’ as well as ‘years to life’. (Hint: It helps to be a monk.)

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European Research Council grant helps electrify a historic, pedal-less vehicle


There’s never a good time to get bad news from your doctor. But for some diseases, early diagnosis is crucial. ERC-funded researchers are studying ways to apply computer power to identifying and treating disease


Pioneering citizen science photo project opens May 4 in European Parliament


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