Posted by ALPHA88 CHARITY | Jan 11, 2019
The Conservative leadership candidates have been urged to make a pledge to put scientific research at the heart of their economic policy.
Scientific bodies have called on Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson to set out their long-term plans for research.
They want them to commit to ensuring that the UK remains a world leader in research and innovation.
There is also alarm that the political uncertainty is stalling efforts to develop a strategy for UK science.
The president of the UK's Royal Society, Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, told BBC News that the uncertainty "could threaten the research and innovation that are vital for the long-term health of our economy".PREVIOUS PAGE
As resistance to antibiotics grows, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the latest stage of its campaign to fight this deadly health risk – likened by the agency to an “invisible pandemic”– with the launch of a new online tool for health professionals on Tuesday.
More than seven in 10 people with epilepsy in developing countries are not getting the low-cost care they need, and UN health experts said on Thursday this could lead to a “significantly higher” risk of death among sufferers than in industrialized nations.
Turner’s work with Women for Women begun after a public outcry surrounding a scene of sexual assault in an episode of Game of Thrones. “I wondered why people feel so impassioned to speak out about a fictional rape when this happens all over the world every day?