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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

Lost and Found Genes

As close as humans are to chimpanzees, why do they dodge some diseases that afflict us?

Uncovering secrets of life in the ocean

Researchers unravel how the very first eyes in evolution might have worked and how they guide the swimming of marine plankton towards light

WHO 60th anniversary: our health, our future

This year marks the 60th anniversary of WHO.

Foreign scientists face security-check delays in Britain

After its first year, UK vetting scheme claims anti-terrorist success despite backlog.

Are you a Postdoc? It's your chance to be heard.

The Scientist has opened the 2009 SURVEY FOR BEST PLACES TO WORK POSTDOCS.

Meet tomorrow's top researchers at EU Contest for Young Scientists!

"The EU Contest for Young Scientists is about supporting the rising stars of tomorrow's European science.” says European Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik.

Core competences in genetics for health professionals in Europe

The final version of the documents on “Core Competences in Genetics for Health Professionals in Europe” are now ready.

Y-Cell Receptive Field and Collicular Projection of Parasol Ganglion Cells in Macaque Monkey Retina

The distinctive parasol ganglion cell of the primate retina transmits a transient, spectrally nonopponent signal to the magnocellular layers of the lateral geniculate nucleus.

OECD report urges countries to promote science and innovation

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a review of science, technology and innovation policies in its member countries and six others (including China, Israel and the Russian Federation) that advises governments to promote science and innovation in order to drive long-term growth.

Propose a Special Interest Group (SIG) session

If you wish to organize a gathering at the ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting to discuss a specific scientific interest, please consider proposing a Special Interest Group (SIG) session.