Category - Biology & Biotechnology
Science researchers across Europe sign open letter condemning the Trump administration for its limitations on the open exchange of people and ideas
EuroScience, the non-profit grassroots association of researchers in Europe, has sent the politicians of Europe an open letter on behalf of 46 leading science organisations highlighting the negative impact of the ongoing policy reorientation under President Donald Trump and his administration on future scientific progress.
The recovery of populations of wolves, bears, lynx and wolverines in Europe over the past 50 years has been overwhelmingly successful, but it has come at the price of increased conflicts of interest with the people living alongside them. John Linnell of the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research has been part of a large pan-European research effort to gain a deeper insight into these conflicts, int the hope that more effective methods for resolving them can be constructed.
Dr Dianne Gove of Alzheimer Europe has worked on a number of topics surrounding dementia including care, legislation, advance directives and social support. Here, she talks about the benefits and challenges of ICT developments for people with dementia and their carers, addressing the ethical implications of the use of assistive technology for and by people with dementia.
Pesticide exposure can have negative impacts on many species and is a major threat to biodiversity. A new study is one of few to have assessed the risks specifically for European reptiles. Results suggest that at least one third of European reptile species are at high risk of exposure, with lizards showing the highest sensitivity to pesticides.