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SARS-like virus reignites ownership feuds

8 August 2013 – 22:48 |

A new human coronavirus isolated from a patient in Saudi Arabia is raising questions over how to handle the intellectual property (IP) of newly emerging infectious diseases. As Nature Biotechnology went to press, the World …

Cutbacks kick off kerfuffle over Spanish-German observatory

7 June 2013 – 16:57 |

Spain’s National Research Council (CSIC) and Germany’s Max Planck Society agreed late last month to major budget cuts at the Hispano-German Astronomical Observatory at Calar Alto, Spain.
The new contract cuts the observatory’s 2014-2018 budget from …

New Agreement Casts Spotlight on Efforts to Inventory Black Carbon

31 May 2013 – 18:32 |

Researchers are about to take a big step toward better understanding a tiny air pollutant. A U.N. expert panel earlier this month agreed on a technical road map that will guide the first multinational effort …

Romania to Replace National Research Council After Mass Resignation

22 April 2013 – 12:00 |

The Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport has asked universities to nominate replacements for the 19 members of the National Research Council (CNCS), Romania’s main research funding agency. Council members resigned en masse …