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EC Gets Science Panel
Bob Grant | May 14, 2015
The European Commission unveils a plan to install a team of science advisors to guide policymakers.
Human Brain Project Reviewed
Bob Grant | Mar 10, 2015
After weathering serious criticism last year, the European Commission–backed effort to map the brain’s neural connections must reform or die, a review panel says.
Scientists Decry Axing EU Head Scientist Post
Bob Grant | Nov 17, 2014
Researchers in Europe are universally dismayed over the decision to eliminate the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisor role.
Human Brain Project Addresses Detractors
Bob Grant | Jul 15, 2014
Officials behind the European brain mapping effort take preliminary steps to tackle concerns voiced about the project.
Neuroscientists Threaten to Boycott Brain Project
Bob Grant | Jul 7, 2014
More than 250 European researchers sign a letter criticizing the European Commission’s $1.6 billion effort to create a computer simulation of the human brain.
E.U. Pushes Forward With GM Corn
Bob Grant | Feb 13, 2014
The European Commission is set to approve a new strain of genetically modified maize despite opposition from member nations.
Opinion: Science in a Small European Country
Lubomír Tomáška and Jozef Nosek | Jan 28, 2014
Internationalization is needed to strengthen science in Slovakia.
Public View of Science in EU
Tracy Vence | Nov 18, 2013
A new public opinion poll shows European Union citizens feel favorably about science and technology, but in the dark about advances in the fields.
Row Threatens EU-Israel Research
Chris Palmer | Aug 21, 2013
The European Union’s declaration that it will not support research in Israel’s occupied territories may prompt the country to forgo participation in the Horizon 2020 program.
EU Considers Curbing Antibiotic Use
Chris Palmer | Jul 30, 2013
The European Medicines Agency has recommended that farmers stop using the antibiotic colistin prophylactically, citing human health concerns.