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  • Public and private investment in R&D closely related Dec 06, 2018

    When government invests more in R&D, so does the private sector. That is the conclusion of the Academy in its report Wederzijdse versterking [Mutual reinforcement], presented today to the Minister of Education, Culture and Science and the State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. There is a risk of competition from abroad, however. When public investment in R&D rises in other countries, it attracts Dutch private sector R&D.

  • Using mini-livers to study liver disease Nov 30, 2018

    Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and The Rockefeller University in New York, USA, have developed a method by which they can grow liver cells into mini-livers in the lab. These mini-livers can be used to study viral infections of the liver (such as hepatitis B and C) and hereditary liver diseases. 

  • Ten new members for The Young Academy Nov 22, 2018

    Ten scientists and scholars working in a variety of disciplines will be inducted into The Young Academy in 2019. These talented researchers share a broad interest in research, science policy and science communication. Membership is for a five-year period. The new members will be inducted on 21 March 2019.

  • Academy Institutes Research Fund awards for third time Nov 15, 2018

    For the third year in succession, the Academy Institutes Research Fund has awarded grants to three new research proposals. The three proposals are an historical study of social mobility among Dutch Jews, research on how changes in the life cycle impact health, and an investigation of brain disorders. 

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