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  • Winners of Heineken Prizes announced Apr 24, 2018

    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Heineken Prizes this year to biomedical scientist Peter Carmeliet (University of Leuven), biologist Paul Hebert (University of Guelph), cognitive scientist Nancy Kanwisher (MIT), historian John R. McNeill (Georgetown University) and biophysicist Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard University). The Heineken Prizes, each worth USD 200,000, will be presented on Thursday 27 September 2018 in Amsterdam.

  • How can European countries improve vaccination in the wake of the measles outbreak? Apr 18, 2018

    Europe’s national science and medical academies call for tailor-made interventions, European vaccination card and registry.

  • Every bowel tumor and bowel cancer cell have unique genetic fingerprints Apr 11, 2018

    New research on bowel cancer has shown that every tumour is different, and that every cell within the tumour is also genetically unique. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK and Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, used the latest single cell and organoid technologies to understand the mutational processes of the disease.

  • ERC Advanced Grants for Academy members and Young Academy alumnus Apr 06, 2018

    Academy members René Bernards, Carsten de Dreu, Nynke Dekker, Piet Gros, Bert Meijer, Ann Rigney and Young Academy alumnus Bart Lambrecht have been awarded Advanced Grants by the European Research Council. The Advanced Grant is the ERC’s largest grant (up to € 2.5 million) and is awarded annually to exceptional, trendsetting senior researchers to support new research in their field.

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