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  • Insomnia genes found Jun 12, 2017

    Nature Genetics reports how an international team of scientists identified 7 risk genes for insomnia. Because of this finding, scientist have taken an important step in unravelling the biological mechanisms that cause sleeplessness. The discovery also shows that insomnia is not purely a psychological disorder, which is often claimed.

  • Red light has no effect on bat activity Jun 01, 2017

    Artificial light at night can have a disruptive effect on bats, but not if the light is red. Switching to red light may therefore limit or prevent habitat loss for rare, light-shy bat species. The latest issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B publishes results from five years of pioneering research led by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW).

  • Help fund a commemorative sculpture of Johanna Westerdijk in bronze May 18, 2017

    Johanna Westerdijk became the first female professor of the Netherlands in 1917. She spent fifty years as the director of the Fungal Biodiversity Centre. Under her leadership, the Centre assembled the largest fungal culture collection in the world. In honour of its first director, the Centre has changed its name to the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute.

  • Resilience at Open Science Meeting in Indonesia May 16, 2017

    At the Open Science Meeting in Yogyakarta from 15 to 17 May 2017, representatives from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences will discuss how to work towards Resilient Societies from various disciplinary angles. This is part of an exploration for a new scientific partnership between Indonesia and The Netherlands.

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