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  • Avian influenza and infectious diseases (2006)

     

    At present the world faces a problem caused by the spread of avian influenza. There is a possibility that this could develop into a new human influenza pandemic. Pandemics are rare but can have de...

  • From Nanoscience to Nanotechnology

    Leopoldina-Symposium vom 4. bis 5. September 2003 im Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

     

    Es gibt wohl zur Zeit kaum ein Forschungsgebiet, das sich ähnlich innovativ und progressiv entwickelt, wie die Nanowissenschaften. Vielfältige Projekte der Grundlagenforschung knüpfen an Erkenntnisse ...

  • Infectious diseases – importance of co-ordinated activity in Europe (2005)

     

    EASAC published on 14 June 2005 a report on infectious diseases and the need for co-ordinated activity in Europe. In the report EASAC describes major challenges facing Europe from newly-emerging and l...

  • Recommendations on Combating Infectious Diseases (2005)

    In the past, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has repeatedly addressed the issue of infectious diseases in order to draw public and political attention to the special role of pathogens with respect to health. Here, we present recommendations on how research in the area of infectious diseases can make progress and health policy measures that are required to protect the population.

     

    Recommendations on Combating Infectious DiseasesIn the past, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has repeatedly addressed the issue of infectious diseases in order to draw public and po...

  • A user’s guide to biodiversity indicators (2005)

     

    EASAC published on 22 March 2005 a users guide to biodiversity indicators. The guide highlights that while the EU has set the challenging target of halting the loss of plant and animal species by 2010...

  • Global response to climate change (2005)

     

    Climate change is real There will always be uncertainty in understanding a system as complex as the world’s climate. However there is now strong evidence that significant global warming is occurring1....

  • Science and technology for African development (2005)

     

    Science, technology and innovation are familiar issues to the G8. In 2000 in Okinawa, G8 leaders established a task force to address the global digital divide, and at the 2003 summit in Evian, G8 lead...

  • Recommendations on Drug Therapy in Childhood (2005)

    In 2005 an Ad-hoc commission published recommendations concerning the issue of “Drug Therapy in Childhood”. The work of the commission followed a conference regarding “Problems and Perspectives of Drug Therapy in Childhood and Adolescence” held by the Paul-Martini-Stiftung and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Berlin.

     

    Recommendations on Drug Therapy in ChildhoodChildren require special protection due to the circumstances of their age and development. This is also necessary because important prerequisites for later ...

  • Statement on the amendments of the directives concerning Green Genetic Engineering (2004)

    The Presidium of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina issues this statement on the amendment of the directives concerning Green Genetic Engineering. The Leopoldina was also involved in joint actions spearheaded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

     

    Statement on the amendments of the directives concerning Green Genetic Engineering (2004) Recently, the German federal government proposed a draft law amending the genetic engineering law, which prov...

  • Wachstum braucht Wissenschaft: Bildung und Forschung bilden Basis und Motor wirtschaftlicher und sozialer Innovation (2004)

    Die wirtschaftliche und soziale Innovationskraft einer Gesellschaft entscheidet im Zeichen des globalen Wettbewerbs über das Maß an Freiheit, Wohlergehen und Wohlstand ihrer Bürger. Die Wissenschaftsorganisationen erklären sich bereit, die aktuellen Herausforderungen anzunehmen und nötige Änderungen zur Steigerung der Innovationskraft umzusetzen. Gleichzeitg begrüßt sie die geplante Erhöhung staatlicher Forschungsmittel.

     

    1 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren DFG, Kennedyallee 40, 53175 Bonn HGF, Ahrstraße 45, 53175 Bonn Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Hochschulrektorenkonfer...

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