A study of tiny mineral ‘inclusions’ within diamonds from Botswana has shown that diamond crystals can take billions of years to grow.
These findings are described in a new publication by researchers at the VU’s Department of Environment and Health in collaboration with Prof. Dick Vethaak of both the VU-E&H and Deltares.
TOP grant for VU and VUmc: “Towards better phenotyping and cellular models for sensory sensitivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder”02-14-17
ZonMw awarded Niels Cornelisse, Tinca Polderman and Matthijs Verhage (Neuroscience, VUmc and VU), together with Sander Begeer (Developmental Psychology, VU), a TOP grant of 675.000 Euro. Goal of their awarded research is to investigate the biological underpinnings of sensory sensitivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
New international research has found that humans – and not climate – caused Australia’s Pleistocene megafaunal extinction.
As of 1 February 2017, the Executive Board appoints Prof. Jacqueline Broerse Research Director of the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences. The appointment is for a period of four years (0,4 fte).
At the bi-annual conference of the Global Land Programme (GLP) the importance of interdisciplinary and multi-level perspectives on land use as a core component of solving trade-offs and developing sustainable development pathways was confirmed.
With their multidisciplinary paper, Corné van Dooren (Dutch Nutrition Centre) and Harry Aiking (Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University) have been awarded the First Prize by the Dutch Academy of Nutrition Sciences (NAV).
The Executive Board has appointed Guus Schreiber as dean of the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences with effect from 1 December 2016.
Bats make flexible use of their senses to adapt to noise while hunting. They switch to their echolocation when they have difficulties hearing the call of their prey.
The Executive Board has appointed Nico van Straalen Interim Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FEW-FALW) with effect from 1 September 2016 until 1 January 2017.
Scientific articles of health scientists Raymond Ostelo and Maurits Tulder are among the world's most cited in the field of spine surgery in the period 2004-2013.
A new study reveals that in the United States those who affiliate with the Democratic Party have different views than those who vote Republican on the following issues: the likelihood of floods occurring, adopting protection measures, and expectations of disaster relief from the government.
The fires of 2015 were the most polluting fires in Indonesia since 1997. This was discovered by VU geoscientists Guido van der Werf and Thierry Fanin together with an international research team.