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  • Culturing ovarian cancer organoids Apr 26, 2019

    Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) and the UMC Utrecht succeeded in developing a new platform for culturing ovarian cancer organoids (mini-organs that resemble the tumor).

  • Insomniacs unable to get emotional distress off their mind Apr 26, 2019

    Cringe-worthy mistakes and embarrassing blunders made today won’t seem so bad tomorrow. That is, unless you’re an insomniac, research at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience shows. The scientists asked participants to relive their most shameful experiences of decades ago while making MRI scans of their brain activity. While good sleepers literally settled those experiences in their head as neutralized memories, people with insomnia were not able to do so. 

  • Academy selects nineteen new members Apr 24, 2019

    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has selected 19 new members. Academy members, leading researchers from across all the disciplines, are selected for their scientific and scholarly achievements. The Academy has about 550 members. Members are appointed for life. The new members will be installed on Monday 16 September.

  • KNAW, NWO and ZonMw to sign DORA declaration Apr 18, 2019

    KNAW, NWO and ZonMw will sign the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) on 18 April 2019. DORA is a global initiative that aims to reduce dependence on bibliometric indicators (such as publications and citations) in the evaluation of research and researchers, and increase the use of other criteria. The declaration outlines a set of recommendations on how to improve research evaluation.

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