Will receive a 2014 European Union Prize for Ladies Innovators in ceremonies following Monday.
Van 't Veer and both other recipients to end up being honored next Monday were determined by an unbiased panel of specialists from a total of 67 applications. Saskia Biskup, M.D., Ph.D. and Ana Maiques, M.S. will be the various other two recipients. Although the proportion of female researchers in Europe is increasing, the under-representation of women in scientific disciplines and careers persists. Women represent only 33 percent of European researchers, 20 percent of complete professors and 15.5 percent of heads of institutions in advanced schooling, according to the European Commission. Despite some advances in recent years, women in study remain a minority. We have to foster gender equality in the research landscape, but raise the profile of successful women innovators also. This prize does exactly that.By age 4 months, babies can bring toys to their mouth easily. They use their fingers and thumb in a claw-like grip to get objects. Because as of this age babies will instinctively explore items by putting them within their mouths, it is necessary to keep small objects out of reach to prevent accidental swallowing. By age group 6-8 weeks, they can transfer objects from hand to hand, turn them from side to side, and twist them down upside. Babies discover their feet and toes during this stage also.