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  • The Academy and the coronavirus Mar 17, 2020

    We are entering a period in which the world seems to have changed completely. Without exception, we are concerned about our health, the well-being of our loved ones, and the continuity of the life we were used to.

  • European Academies of Science warn: Plastic Crisis Requires Fundamental System Change Mar 10, 2020

    The European Academies of Science (EASAC) warn that current efforts to resolve the plastics crisis are ineffective and misleading. Policymakers and industry must address conflicts in the whole system, from production to end-of-life.

  • Perineuronal nets influence learning and memory Mar 10, 2020

    Researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) have shown that specialized aggregates of molecules enwrapping nerve cells in the brain, the perineuronal nets, are crucial for regulating the connections between nerve cells that control motor memories.

  • Academy Beijerinck Premium awarded to original thinker in virology Mar 03, 2020

    This year, the Academy Beijerinck Premium has been awarded to Jelke Fros (1985). Fros is receiving the Beijerinck Premium for his original virological research. The jury particularly praises the current line of research he is working on at the Laboratory of Virology in Wageningen. A line in which he links research data on mammalian, insect and plant viruses.

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