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sexual selection theory

Sexual selection theory and research

Dr Mollie Manier from the Department of Biological Sciences at The George Washington University lifts the lid on the arena of sexual selection theory Charles Darwin developed sexual selection theory to explain why the peacock should possess such splendid tail feathers, despite what must be a disadvantage against predators. He...
the current european commission

Günther H. Oettinger, the current European Commission

Günther H. Oettinger European Commissioner in charge of budget and human resources European Commission The latest statistics show eight million jobs created in the European Union since the current European Commission took office. At the same time, over the past two years the EU’s economic growth has surpassed that of...
trust science

Why should we trust science?

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation recently unveiled his thoughts in a speech on the whether we trust science itself Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation depicted a scene to illustrate exactly what the problem is concerning trusting science today. During his speech on 26th September...
research foundation

The organisation of the German Research Foundation

The inner workings of the German Research Foundation (DFG) are placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government in this insightful article The German Research Foundation (DFG) is the selfgoverning organisation for science and research in Germany and serves all branches of science and humanities, along with interdisciplinary research across...
egg-laying hens

Vaccination a means of protection against infections in egg-laying hens

Dr David Peebles from the Poultry Science Department explains how Mycoplasma gallisepticum can effect egg-laying hens and available vaccination Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) is an economically important respiratory bacterial pathogen in commercial layers. It can colonise systemically, is insidious in nature, and displays resistance to its host’s defence mechanisms. It is,...
tackling antimicrobial resistance

The EU’s ‘One Health’ on tackling antimicrobial resistance

European Commissioner for Health and Food safety Vytenis Andriukaitis outlines the EU’s ‘One Health’ approach to tackling antimicrobial resistance Many of us know that misuse of antibiotics in people leads to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – a growing challenge already responsible for 25,000 deaths in the EU every year. However, practices...
scientific progress

The outermost frontiers of knowledge

The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency to further scientific progress, as Open Access Government reveals The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the...
huntington's

New drug discovery may stop Huntington’s disease

The defect that causes Huntington's disease has been corrected in patients for the first time with an experimental drug Experts believe that the new experimental drug, which is injected into spinal fluid, could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years. The unstoppable death of brain cells in Huntington's gradually causes...
sensory processing disorder

Overview of sensory processing disorder in children today

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group provides a comprehensive overview of sensory processing disorder (SPD) in children today Children with sensory processing disorder or dysfunction (SPD) are characterised by the occurrence of inward information in very atypical, diverting modes. Energising diagnosis and treatment through multi-sensory behaviour and activity...
geomicrobiological research

Phosphorus geomicrobiological research – biology, chemistry, and agriculture

Diliana D. Simeonova of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences imparts her seasoned expertise on phosphorus geomicrobiological research
mental illness

Genetic studies of suicide risk and research into mental illness

The Department of Psychiatry; University of Utah School of Medicine lifts the lid on their research into mental illness and suicide Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide every year, and suicide is the leading cause of death for people aged 15-29. While the environment has had an undeniable impact, evidence...
dose-finding trials

Dose-finding trials: why not to use algorithmic designs

Prof Thomas Jaki from the Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics Research Unit at Lancaster University sheds light on dose-finding trials
ARM chips

Mont-Blanc project: preparing for next generation supercomputing through ARM chips

Low-power ARM chips dominate the mobile world of smartphones, tablets, and embedded IoT devices, here, Mont-blanc investigates how they could power supercomputers
DNA markers

DNA markers for wheat genetic improvement

Director of USDA Central Small Grain Genotyping Lab, Guihua Bai turns the spotlight on to the wonderful world of wheat and DNA markers
Danish research

New agreement will see DKK 1 billion given to Danish research

A new broad political agreement will see DKK 1 billion given to Danish research to explore health, education, environment, and children & families
frictional metamaterials

Rubbing shoulders with frictional metamaterials

Julien Scheibert, researcher at CNRS/Ecole Centrale de Lyon explores the fascinating world of frictional metamaterials and their potential

Challenges for European science and technology – thermosphysics of fluids and nanosystems

An expert from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Lisbon reflects on the gap between European science research and industrial utilisation
canadian youth

Promoting the issues affecting Canadian Youth

Jonathan Miles from Open Access Government profiles the work the Minister of Canadian Heritage and what she does for Candian youth

Why does Heterocyclic Chemistry matter?

Professor Colin J Suckling of University of Strathclyde explores the reasons why Heterocyclic Chemistry matters in the world today
life in America

Understanding the rich history of life in America

Deborah Thomas from Library of Congress reveals the astonishing resource created by The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and what it reveals about everyday life in America

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