Climate change affects spread of infectious diseases
Climate change is already affecting the spread of infectious diseases - and human health and biodiversity worldwide - according to disease ecologists reporting research results in the August 2, 2013 issue of the journal Science.
New Horizon 2020 program starts on next January 1
The European Commission has announced the start of the Horizon 2020 program at January 1, 2014. The program has been designed for financing European research and innovation and aims to increase competitiveness and find solutions for societal challenges.
Research on membrane vesicles awarded with ERC Starting Grant
Dr Esther Nolte-‘t Hoen has been awarded with a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant of 1.5 million Euros. This subsidy is awarded for innovative and excellent scientific research and is meant to start or enhance a research group.
Bird flu strain in China 'passed between humans'
BBC News Health: Researchers have reported the first case of human-to-human transmission of the new strain of bird flu that has emerged in China.
Malaria vaccine appears to be effective
American researchers have developed a vaccine against malaria, which in a test on 57 volunteers has been found very effective.