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What is scientific evidence for nutrition and health claims

The shelves of supermarkets and drugstores are full of foodstuffs and supplements that are claimed to promote well-being or health. Producers have much leeway to make such claims. Soon, however, nutritional and health claims will be allowed only if they have been approved by the European Union.

Twins make the difference

Looking for the genes for behaviour and health.

Science for Society: How?

There is a strong tendency in scientific research to focus on valorisation, i.e. on applications that generate immediate economic benefits. Quite apart from the question of whether this produces desirable results, there is a very real danger that other research across the broad spectrum of science will be left by the wayside. A symposium on 26 October 2012 on research and innovation policy from an international perspective.

Sea level variability in continuous records of the past 500,000 years, and implications for the future

Lecture by Prof. Eelco Rohling, Professor of Oceanography, National Oceanographic Centre SOES, Southampton University. 

"Understanding Life": top scientists respond to urgent call for action to realize breakthrough in cancer research

A unique gathering of 80 top scientists from all over the world addressed the urgent need to deal with the ever increasing gap between the rapidly growing number of cancer patients, and the development of effective treatment.

Understanding and managing complex systems

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) together with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) organised a symposium concerning fundamentals and applications of complexity science.