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Several calls for proposals published

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research has launched a number of calls for proposals under the 2008 and 2009 work programmes of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

European research: “a major work in progress”

Europe’s scientific research sector underwent a series of upheavals in 2007.

A new era for stem cells

The news that human skin cells had been converted into stem cells hit the world headlines in late 2007.

Drug giant shows its commitment to stem cells

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced the formation of its new stem-cell research unit, Pfizer Regenerative Medicine, which will be based in two locations on either side of the Atlantic.

Finnish model tops the ranking

Finland, guest of honour at the forthcoming European Research and Innovation Exhibition, has gambled heavily on the research and development sector.

The European Research Council concludes first Advanced Grant competition

The ERC Scientific Council announces the results of the first ERC Advanced Grants competition, which has just been successfully concluded.

DNA: Too Much - or Too Little - Can Be a Bad Thing

There's more variety to DNA than you might think: Deletions or additions of genetic material between individuals, called copy number variations (CNVs), are a common source of genetic diversity.

EURAXESS - The European Services Network- Researchers in Motion

EURAXESS Services is a network of more than 200 centres located in 35 European countries.

Researchers discover link between gene and cause of blindness

Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in people over the age of 60 and a trans-Atlantic study may have found the culprit behind this problem.


ERAWATCH has been conceived to support policy making in the research field in Europe.

European Union and NIH Collaborate

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the European Commission (EC) recently decided to reinforce our mutual interest in scientific collaboration.

Darwin 200: An eye for the eye

A celebration of one of evolution's crowning glories.

Global burden of disease – New fact file by the WHO

A recent study describes the state of global health by measuring the burden of disease – the loss of health from all causes of illness and deaths worldwide.

Binocular Proptosis in Orbital Lymphoma

Image of the week in the New England Journal of Medicine

ERC Advanced Grant 2009: New Call for Proposals published

Advanced Grant for Life Sciences; Deadline: 06/05/2009