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  • Refugees in Science programme to continue under new name Jun 04, 2019

    The ‘Refugees in Science’ pilot programme that was first launched in 2018 is set to continue in 2019 and 2020 under the name Hestia – Refugees in Science Scheme. On 4 June, NWO will announce the new call for 2019. 

  • Academy Medal for Trudy Dehue May 15, 2019

    Trudy Dehue, sociologist of science, publicist and emeritus professor at the University of Groningen will be receiving the Academy Medal. The Academy awards the prize every other year to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of science in the Netherlands. Dehue is being awarded the prize for having initiated the social debate on important issues in science.

  • 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. 

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