scilog - Project of the week
Natural Substances as a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer?
A team of researchers from Vienna has developed methods of deciphering precisely how plants and medicinal substances affect the body's own hormone balance. Initial analyses show that in high doses some natural substances promote the growth of breast cancer cells.
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The new "CEUS - Central European Science Partnership" enables researchers from Austria, Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic to apply for bilateral and, for the first time, trilateral research projects.
Call for Tenders for the External Evaluation of the "Programme for Arts-based Research" (Programm zur Entwicklung und Erschließung der Künste, PEEK)
The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) invites tenders...
Proposing research topics, reporting observations and conducting measurements - citizen science projects actively involve interested members of the public in the process of gaining research insights. Take part in the current FWF survey and help evaluate existing citizen science funding activities.
The FWF is delighted to have received the “Free Knowledge Award”, which was bestowed for the first time by Wikimedia Austria. The award ceremony took place in the presence of Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler and Vienna's Mayor Michael Ludwig in the festive setting of the Vienna Science Ball.
Off to a good start: around 400 researchers from Austrian research institutions have submitted applications for the first edition of the 1000 Ideas Programme. In a next step, the submitted research ideas are being evaluated for risk appetite and originality.