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The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has named RenÚ Bernards and Wil Roebroeks as the recipients of this year?s Academy Professor Prizes.
What will happen when a plant moves to higher latitudes driven by climate change, potentially leaving behind friends and foes? Will it outcompete local plants, will originally interacting species become re-united, or do we get novel communities and ecosystems?
Like our bodies, our brains have their own waste disposal system. Until recently, it was thought that one of the brain?s key waste disposal systems did not function properly in Alzheimer?s patients, allowing mutant proteins to accumulate in the brain.
Researchers at the Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS-KNAW) have named a recently discovered orange-coloured mould, Penicillium vanoranjei, after His Royal Highness Willem- Alexander, the Prince of Orange, who is to ascend to the throne of the Netherlands when his mother, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, abdicates at the end of April.
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