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SCI COMMUNIn science news around the world, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves the first drug to prevent migraine headaches. Swedish universities and research institutes cancel their contract with academic publishing giant Elsevier after seeking "sustainable" pricing and open access to all papers published by their researchers. Spending panels in the U.S. Congress begin drawing up appropriations bills for 2019 that generally reject President Donald Trump's requests for cuts to science programs and instead specify several increases for the fiscal year that begins 1 October. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, elects cancer epidemiologist Elisabete Weiderpass, a member of IARC's scientific council, as its new director. The Russian government splits the former Ministry of Education and Science and creates a Ministry for Science and Higher Education, to be led by Mikhail Kotyukov, a former head of the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations.

Authors:   American Association for the Advancement of Science
Journal:   Science
Volume:   360
edition:   6391
Year:   2018
Pages:   836
DOI:   10.1126/science.360.6391.836
Publication date:   25-May-2018
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