EU Member States should be able to express their willingness to grow GM crops and not, as the current regulations require, report that they do not want to produce GM plants authorized by the EU. An expert group proposes a change of regulations in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
Dr Agata Starosta from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University and Dr. Wojciech Pokrzywa from the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology are among the winners of the EMBO Installation Grant. Each of them will receive at least EUR 150,000 to create their own laboratories.
Research carried out by a team of scientists led by Prof. Suzana Herculano-Houzel from Vanderbilt University in the US has shown that dogs are smarter than cats. The researchers calculated that the cortex of a typical cat contains about 250 million neurons, and the dog has about 429 million.
We have hard scientific evidence that mammals and birds are aware, have emotions and suffer - zoologist and bioethics expert from the University of Warsaw said in an interview with PAP. In his opinion, in the present state of knowledge, "only complete ignoramuses and cynical liars" can question that.