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A sugar rush of DNA methylation -
Diabetes predisposes to cancer development, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this tumour-promoting effect are poorly understood. Wu et al. now show that elevated glucose levels, which are a hallmark of diabetes, are directly linked to decreased ...

Novartis pays up to $1 billion for potential eczema drug - pharmaphorum

Swiss pharma Novartis is to pay up to $1 billion to Galapagos and MorphoSys for exclusive rights to a skin drug, which will further strengthen Novartis's leadership position in the immunology field. Belgo-Dutch biotech Galapagos and Germany's MorpoSys ...
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Dutch town installs more efficient, bat-friendly lighting - Climate Home

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The innovative street lighting was a response to research into the flora and fauna that revealed the site to be an important feeding ground for some rare bat species. “Nieuwkoop is the first town in the world to use smart LED street lights that are ...

Dutch Rush: Equisetum hyemale

Uxbridge - United Kingdom

Several photographs of this species and a description of its main features.


Photograph, diagnostic features, habitat and distribution of rough horsetail.

Juncus repens: Creeping Rush
United States

Photographs of various growth stages of this plant, with its description and identifying characteristics.

Scientific American: The Bioinformatics Gold Rush
United States

Looks at the industry that has emerged around turning raw genome data into knowledge for making new drugs.

Dutch Lichens

Photos and information about lichen biology. In Dutch and English.

Dutch Neurofederation
United Kingdom

Web site of the Foundation of Netherlands Neuroscience Organizations providing information, job market and agenda for the Dutch neuroscience community.

Horses of the Dutch

Dutch portal to the equestrian world. In Dutch and English.

Dutch Ascidian Website

Hundreds of images of ascidian species photographed all over the world, and a few photographs of salps (Thaliacea).

Dutch Malacological Society

Information about the society, its activities, publications and a sheller list. Also viewable in Dutch.

Dutch Bantam Society
United States

Offers articles, pictures, and a discussion board.

Dutch Bryological and Lichenological Society

Species list, herbaria, and publications.