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14 January 2016 No 456 *
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* Dutch EU presidency aims at open access to scientific journals
Education minister Sander Dekker will push to make more journal papers free to publicly-funded researchers during the Netherlands’ presidency of the EU Council
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* Non-profit alliance aims to advance treatments for rare diseases
The BioPontis Alliance hopes its new model for bringing patients’ insights and industry expertise to bear in preclinical research will reduce risk and promote development of rare disease therapies. The Alliance has funding from a Belgian charity for its first project
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* The EU is to set up a new innovation body, but what will it do?
Consultations on the shape of a European Innovation Council are underway, but it is far from clear what the remit should be. Science|Business takes a look at role models around the world
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* Commission clears EU health directorate reshuffle
A new structure for DG Sante was adopted by Commissioners yesterday and is effective from 1 February
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* What's in a name? Six ways to shape the European Innovation Council
The Commission has set out possible scenarios for the new EU institute
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* Think carefully: what can a European Innovation Council add?
Setting up a body to do for innovation what the European Research Council has done for science won’t work. Support for research and support for innovation are two different realms, Peter Tindemans, secretary general of Euroscience tells Science|Business
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New role for motor neurons discovered at Karolinska
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ETH Zurich: 3D mapping of entire buildings with mobile devices
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