It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell. By Stephen Buranyi (Source: The Guardian).

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Horizon 2020’s system of rigid calls and heavy auditing discourages high-risk, high-impact projects, says Ángeles Rodriguez-Peña, as she bows out as head of COST (Source: Science Business).

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In its April issue, FEBS Newsletter gathers information on the upcoming FEBS Congress, to be held from 10 to 14 September in Jerusalem; You will also find information on other FEBS activities and events scheduled for 2017.

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For 8 years, the Innovation Prize rewards project holders in the field of Healthcare (Biotech, Medtech, E-Health). Open to young start-ups (< 8 years old) and academic laboratories, this competition became a main Life Science event, involving 38 countries and 259 participants in 2016.

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DLSP Director's Corner (INCLUDE Issue 5)

Over the last several years, Keystone Symposia Fellows have embraced peer collaboration and peer mentoring activities as important pathways for professional development. Establishing and sustaining a sense of community and strong scientific networks are especially critical for underrepresented (UR) biomedical researchers, who can often experience feelings of social and professional isolation. An article by Gary [...]

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Welcome to issue 39 of Science in School. Understand how scientists hunt for astroparticles, be inspired by a group of LGBT scientists and teach about the science of energy drinks.

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The FEBS News issue introduces our big event of 2017, and features a few of the outstanding researchers lined up as speakers. We hope you will join us in September for this wonderful opportunity for face to face exchange of knowledge and ideas across the molecular life sciences!

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Science Connect marks the next phase of ESF's role in supporting science within the European Research Area. It has been born out of deep understanding of the science landscape, funding context and needs of the research community at this critical juncture.

Their suite of services includes: Peer Review; Evaluation; Career Tracking; Programme and Project Management and Administration; and the hosting of Expert Boards and Virtual Institutes. All delivered by a highly qualified, international and interdisciplinary team, with access to an invaluable network of international academics, science policy experts, key decision-makers and stakeholders.

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We invite you to join us in September at FEBS 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. Play an active part in the scientific programme by submitting your abstract and presenting your work at the event. Submitted abstracts can be considered for oral presentation (as 'short talks' in the Symposia or as 'speed talks') and for poster presentation.

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Dr. Mercedes Ricote (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, CNIC, Madrid, Spain) is looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated candidates to apply to the "Juan de la Cierva 2016" call, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (http://www.micinn.es/). The successful candidate will work in a project focused on deciphering the role of nuclear receptors in metabolic and cardiovascular disease. A combination of biochemical, cellular and in vivo model systems will be used, including tissue-specific knockout mice, genome-wide analysis, in vivo imaging and bioinformatic approaches.

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DLSP Director's Corner (Include Issue 4): In this time of political turmoil in the U.S., it is probably a good idea to consider the role of politics on biomedical scientific research. Does it make a difference to the science community which political party is in control of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or Capitol Hill? These are issues we examine in Policy Talk.

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The Security & Sustainability Guide (S&SG), in preparation since 2014 by the World Academy of Art and Science, already identifies 1,531 organizations concerned with some or all aspects of "security" (including arms control, terrorism, conflict, peacekeeping, cyber-terrorism, and human security) and/or "sustainability" (including climate change, sustainable development, biodiversity, low- or no-carbon economies, green business and economics, and new human-centered paradigms). Existing organizations continue to be identified and more are being created, so the total number in the Guide will certainly continue to rise.
The S&SG is a response to the fact that the scope of fundamental challenges facing humanity and the planet is greatly understated and therefore underappreciated, and that people and nations can be neither secure if unsustainable, nor sustainable if insecure.

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