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Inga Vesper

Journalist, editor, writer

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European drug regulation at risk of stalling as agency prepares to leave London

Post-Brexit plans to relocate the European Medicines Agency could trigger severe staff losses, its head has warned.

London soil pollution worst on former Blitz bomb sites

The UK capital’s soil bears a poisonous legacy from the Blitz bombing campaign – with calcium, lead and zinc pollution highest in the most heavily damaged areas.

Protest, diluted

The march organisers said they wanted to show the world that “lots of people care”. But to truly make things better for the scientific community, this care must be turned into proposals for action. Otherwise last week’s marches, and any subsequent protests, will remain little more than a photo opportunity.

UK scientists welcome changes to controversial research reforms

UK scientists who had vigorously protested against a planned shake-up of the way their country’s research is funded say they’re largely reassured after the government announced amendments to the plans. Science minister Jo Johnson announced a package of changes last week that look likely to smooth the way for the reforms to become law — although not everyone is satisfied.

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