News of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina http://www.leopoldina.org/img/neu_logo.gif http://www.leopoldina.org/ Copyright 2012, Leopoldina leopoldina@leopoldina.org (National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina) Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:44:19 +0200 en copyright copyright science LNews of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina http://www.leopoldina.org/fileadmin/templates/gfx/logo.png http://www.leopoldina.org/ Science Academies submit three statements for G7 Summit https://www.leopoldina.org/en/press-1/news/science-academies-submit-three-statements-for-g7-summit/ News | Wednesday, 31 March 2021

How can biodiversity decline be reversed, how can greenhouse gas emissions be reduced to net zero, and how can health data be internationally shared and used in compliance with data protection regulations in the event of a crisis? The Science Academies of the G7 nations have published three statements on these questions today.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:44:19 +0200
Christian Dustmann receives the Carl-Friedrich-von-Weizsäcker-Prize 2020 https://www.leopoldina.org/en/press-1/news/carl-friedrich-von-weizsaecker-prize-2020/ News | Thursday, 11 March 2021

The Stifterverband and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina are awarding the Carl-Friedrich-von-Weizsäcker-Prize 2020 to the labor market and migration economist Prof. Dr. Christian Dustmann. The economist is being honored for his research in the field of migration and the labor market. Dustmann investigates immigration's impact on wages and career paths in the host country.

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Thu, 11 Mar 2021 09:13:54 +0100
Leopoldina advocates free access to gene databases for researchers https://www.leopoldina.org/en/press-1/news/digital-sequence-information/ News | Monday, 15 February 2021

Genetic information can be rapidly decoded using high-throughput methods and made available in openly accessible Digital Sequence Information (DSI) databases. This genetic information is used for comparative analyses and is indispensable for life sciences research. Examples include the research on biodiversity and antibiotics.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2021 09:57:58 +0100
Virtual Panel Discussion on Challenges in COVID-19 Vaccination https://www.leopoldina.org/en/press-1/news/challenges-in-covid-19-vaccination/ News | Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Vaccinations are considered a promising way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although several vaccines are already in use, there are still enormous challenges ahead. For example, because vaccines are not immediately available on a large scale, equitable international allocation must be clarified. Lack of public trust in vaccines is also a problem that needs to be addressed.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2021 12:11:34 +0100
Coronavirus: National holidays and turn of the year offer chance to contain the pandemic https://www.leopoldina.org/en/press-1/news/coronavirus-national-holidays-and-turn-of-the-year/ News | Monday, 14 December 2020

The current situation is highly precarious and threatens to deteriorate further. Despite the partial lockdown, which was introduced at the start of November, infection numbers are still far too high. Several hundred people are dying every day. Hospitals, and in particular medical staff, are already at the limit of their capacities, and the public health departments are overburdened.

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Mon, 14 Dec 2020 10:55:38 +0100
Virtual panel discussion on COVID-19 and multimorbidity https://www.leopoldina.org/en/press-1/news/covid-19-and-multimorbidity/ News | Thursday, 19 November 2020

What happens when COVID-19 meets other infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria? Particularly in middle- and low-income countries, this is a relevant question. Nevertheless, multimorbidity, the coexistence of two or more health conditions, is in the field of infectious diseases also a growing challenge for high-income countries. What happens to the human body when it is affected by several infectious diseases? How can scientists advise politics and society on coping with the issue of COVID-19 and multimorbidity?

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Wed, 18 Nov 2020 09:07:30 +0100
Recommendations for fair and regulated access to a COVID-19 vaccine https://www.leopoldina.org/en/press-1/news/recommendations-for-fair-and-regulated-access-to-a-covid-19-vaccine/ News | Monday, 9 November 2020

The first COVID-19 vaccines could be authorised as early as the start of 2021. However, in all likelihood, there will not be sufficient vaccine doses in the beginning for all the people willing to undergo vaccination. This is why prioritisation will be necessary. In the position paper of the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO), the German Ethics Council and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina published today, medical-epidemiological aspects of infection prevention are presented alongside ethical, legal and practical considerations. On this basis, the authors develop a framework for action for the initial prioritisation of vaccination measures against COVID-19.

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Mon, 09 Nov 2020 12:24:52 +0100
Coronavirus: National holidays and turn of the year offer chance to contain the pandemic https://www.leopoldina.org/en/press-1/news/ad-hoc-statement-coronavirus-pandemic/ News | Tuesday, 8 December 2020

The current situation is highly precarious and threatens to deteriorate further. Despite the partial lockdown, which was introduced at the start of November, infection numbers are still far too high. Several hundred people are dying every day. Hospitals, and in particular medical staff, are already at the limit of their capacities, and the public health departments are overburdened.

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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 10:31:52 +0100
Academies call for prompt action to protect and increase biodiversity in the agricultural landscape https://www.leopoldina.org/en/press-1/news/biodiversity-in-the-agricultural-landscape/ News | Tuesday, 15 December 2020

The biodiversity in Germany's agricultural landscape has declined considerably in recent years, even in nature reserves. In their joint statement “Biodiversity and Management of Agricultural Landscapes – Wide-ranging action is now crucial”, the German Academies of Sciences make recommendations in eight fields of action. In addition to the statement, the Leopoldina provides a digital dossier that presents the topic in a clear and interactive way.

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020 10:17:19 +0100
Alliance: Bonn Declaration marks important step for freedom of scientific research https://www.leopoldina.org/en/press-1/news/bonn-declaration/ News | Wednesday, 21 October 2020

The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany welcomes the “Bonn Declaration on Freedom of Scientific Research” adopted as a noteworthy and important step taken by the Ministerial Conference on the European Research Area. The Research Ministers of the European Union met in Bonn on the occasion of the German EU Council Presidency.

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