Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine on Hold in Some Countries
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine on Hold in Some Countries
Rollouts of the shot have ground to a halt following reports of blood clots, but health authorities say that these fears are unfounded and vaccination programs should continue.
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine on Hold in Some Countries
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine on Hold in Some Countries

Rollouts of the shot have ground to a halt following reports of blood clots, but health authorities say that these fears are unfounded and vaccination programs should continue.

Rollouts of the shot have ground to a halt following reports of blood clots, but health authorities say that these fears are unfounded and vaccination programs should continue.

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Biopharma Looks to the Netherlands as European Hub
Biopharma Looks to the Netherlands as European Hub
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2021
The recent move of the European Medicines Agency from London to Amsterdam is a reflection of the city’s vibrant life sciences and health sector and supporting industries.
Opinion: Europe Is Sinking Biotech—Again
Opinion: Europe Is Sinking Biotech—Again
Robert Paarlberg | Feb 1, 2021
Scientifically groundless regulations could undercut the potential of gene-edited crops, much as they have with GMOs.
European Research Council President Resigns
European Research Council President Resigns
Amy Schleunes | Apr 8, 2020
Mauro Ferrari says the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is inadequate, but ERC members claim his proposals didn’t align with the mission of the council.
Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Marc Baiget Francesch | Feb 17, 2020
The plan to revitalize the European innovation landscape is entering a transition.
Increase in Academics Leaving the UK Since Brexit Vote
Increase in Academics Leaving the UK Since Brexit Vote
Emily Makowski | Oct 30, 2019
Higher ed professionals from EU and non-EU countries are departing for jobs elsewhere, perhaps reflecting uncertainty over funding availability.
UK Announces Fast-Track Visa to Recruit Top Scientists
UK Announces Fast-Track Visa to Recruit Top Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Aug 9, 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the immigration program will help the nation remain a science superpower post-Brexit.
All Brexit Scenarios Will Be Damaging to UK Health Service: Report
All Brexit Scenarios Will Be Damaging to UK Health Service: Report
Catherine Offord | Feb 26, 2019
Public health care will take a hit however Britain leaves the European Union, but a no-deal exit will cause the most harm, a new analysis shows.
Brexit May Harm Research, Scientists and Mathematicians Warn
Brexit May Harm Research, Scientists and Mathematicians Warn
Catherine Offord | Oct 23, 2018
Nearly three dozen Nobel laureates and Fields Medal winners sign a letter to the UK Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission.
The UK Pharmaceutical Industry Braces for Brexit
The UK Pharmaceutical Industry Braces for Brexit
Diana Kwon | Oct 12, 2018
As Britain’s departure date from the European Union approaches, drugmakers are preparing for potential changes to regulatory procedures and border controls.
No Regulatory Exemption for Gene-Edited Products in EU<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
No Regulatory Exemption for Gene-Edited Products in EU 
Catherine Offord | Jul 25, 2018
The European Court of Justice has decided that organisms made with precision techniques such as CRISPR will be subject to the same rules as transgenic plants or animals.
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Catherine Offord | Jun 11, 2018
The plan would also allow non-EU countries to pay to participate in EU research programs, albeit without wielding “decisional power.”
Measles Cases On the Rise in England
Measles Cases On the Rise in England
Jim Daley | May 11, 2018
The increase is associated with travel to Europe, where large outbreaks are occurring.
European Commission Recommends €100 Billion for Research
European Commission Recommends €100 Billion for Research
Jim Daley | May 3, 2018
The budget is smaller than what some researchers hoped for, and too high for at least one EU member state.
EU States Vote to Ban Neonicotinoids
EU States Vote to Ban Neonicotinoids
Diana Kwon | Apr 27, 2018
The pesticides, which studies show are harmful to bees, will be prohibited in open fields by the end of 2018.
Dutch Universities, Journal Publishers Agree on Open-Access Deals
Dutch Universities, Journal Publishers Agree on Open-Access Deals
Diana Kwon | Apr 17, 2018
Despite some difficult negotiations, academic institutions in the Netherlands have been securing subscriptions that combine publishing and reading into one fee.
Brain Prize Laureate Will Donate Some Winnings to Anti-Brexit Group
Brain Prize Laureate Will Donate Some Winnings to Anti-Brexit Group
Shawna Williams | Mar 6, 2018
Alzheimer’s researcher John Hardy calls the departure “an unmitigated disaster” for science and healthcare in Britain.
EU Advisor Recommends Regulatory Exemption for Gene Editing
EU Advisor Recommends Regulatory Exemption for Gene Editing
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2018
Crops produced using mutagenic technologies such as CRISPR should generally be exempt from regulatory laws governing GMOs, according to the published opinion.
European Medicines Agency to Move to Amsterdam
European Medicines Agency to Move to Amsterdam
Shawna Williams | Nov 20, 2017
A coin toss decides the agency’s post-Brexit home once it departs from London.
Scientists’ Expectations for Brexit Mostly Grim
Scientists’ Expectations for Brexit Mostly Grim
Catherine Offord | Sep 12, 2017
Some researchers have already been negatively affected by the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, though opinions on the eventual outcome remain mixed.