Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

The Austrian Fund, (FWF) is an Austrian central funding mechanism organization comprised of The Assembly of Delegates, The Supervisory Board, The Executive Board and The Board. The purpose and mission of The Austrian Fund is to fund basic scientific research in Austria in a fair and equitable manner among researchers' grant requests which will enable Austria to grow and prosper among nations.

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http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/index.asp

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Political science

Politically polarized brains share an intolerance of uncertainty

Since the 1950s, political scientists have theorized that political polarization—increased numbers of "political partisans" who view the world with an ideological bias—is associated with an inability to tolerate uncertainty ...

Molecular & Computational biology

Force-sensing PIEZO proteins are at work in plants, too

A family of proteins that sense mechanical force—and enable our sense of touch and many other important bodily functions—also are essential for proper root growth in some plants, according to a study led by scientists ...

Plants & Animals

What makes plant cell walls both strong and extensible?

A plant cell wall's unique ability to expand without weakening or breaking—a quality required for plant growth—is due to the movement of its cellulose skeleton, according to new research that models the cell wall. The ...