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  • A molecular carrot-and-stick approach to wiring the brain Sep 18, 2018

    A versatile molecule that comes in two flavors, helps fine-tuning synaptic connections in the developing brain. That is the conclusion of a study by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience published in Cell Reports. The discovery by the Christian Lohmann group offers new insights into developmental disorders such as autism, in which neural connections are disrupted, and may lead to a better treatment of the disease.

  • New Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity Sep 14, 2018

    The new version of the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity will be published today. The Academy, Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Associated Applied Research Institutes (TO2), Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VH), and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) worked together to thoroughly amend and expand 'the Code' that has been in use since 2004.

  • Academy supports Hungarian Academy of Sciences in plea for unbound fundamental research Jul 20, 2018

    The Academy has expressed its concerns on the proposed amendment of the Law on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Law on the 2019 state budget of Hungary and its implications on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The amendment would transfer a large part of the budget of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to the Ministry of Innovation and Technology.

  • Evaluation of Portfolio of NWO and Academy Research Institutes Jul 20, 2018

    Are the NWO and Academy institutes properly equipped for new scientific and societal challenges? That is the main question posed in this evaluation. 

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