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How to move away from linear production and consumption to a circular economy – to an economic model where there is virtually no waste but more secondary raw materials that can be re-injected in a European Circular Economy.

SPCCR (Swiss Primate Competence Center for Research)

Motor control in Monkey’s has been studied at the University of Fribourg since 1975. To be more specific, the neural mechanisms underlying the precise and sophisticated control of voluntary movements, with emphasis on the hand. Several non-human primate centres and laboratories worldwide have contributed to these efforts. IN 2013...
ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

The main mission of the Institute of Building Materials consists in teaching and research on construction materials. Corrosion of reinforcement in concrete is an increasingly significant problem around the world. Infrastructure is ageing and environmental actions adversely affect the durability and safety of our infrastructure (bridges, power plants, tunnels or buildings)....
Graz Biobank

Biobank Graz

Today, Biobank Graz is the largest academic biobank in Europe providing logistics and infrastructure and offering optimal support for research teams in collecting, processing, storing and providing human biological samples and associated data.
Lakehead University

Lakehead University-Department of Health Sciences

Disability is a crucial problem for society: it excludes individuals from full participation in society, education, and employment, and increases their dependency on social security and care. Persons with disabilities have lower participation rates in the labour force than those without. Work is important: good work keeps you healthy, good health keeps you working. Since older adults...

National Lab for Agriculture & the Environment-United States Dept of Agriculture

Agroforestry systems integrate woody perennial plants with agricultural crops or animal production on the same land area. A distinct advantage of agroforestry is that the combination of trees with plants or animals produces more total food, forage, and fiber than any on production system individually. Agroforestry systems thus increase per-land-uni...

Department of Translational Genetics-The Federal Research Center

In a previous article for AG, Dr Yuri Moshkin  briefly introduced a compactification problem for eukaryotic DNA, which comes down to a simple question of how to package 2 meters of human DNA into 10um of the cell nucleus. In this ebook, Dr Moshkin will expand on this challenging problem,...
University College Dublin

University College Dublin

High content screening (HCS) is a remarkable technology that allows fully automated cellular imaging on a truly high-throughput scale. In the life and biomedical sciences it is now widely employed to solve questions in fundamental science, providing the research community with novel views on how cells function. In parallel, HCS...

Alterra Wageningen

Being the global hotspot for agricultural world trade, the Metropoolregio Rotterdam – Den Haag (MRDH) holds extremely high stakes in food logistics, safety and quality. At the same time it is a place where local, regional and global agro-food processes have a great potential for generating synergy.

University of Basel

While progress is based on development, a revolution is associated with turning points and phase-transition (speaking in the terms of physics). Over the last 10 years a tremendous progress could be observed within the network of researchers studying functional cell components that have no weight but never the less...

AG: Health Analysis

In this second AG – Health Analysis we give thought to a number of key areas in healthcare throughout Europe. Topics that are given thought include: cancer research: chemistry for drug discovery; and diabetes. This ebook includes excellent and topical analysis from organisations such as NHS England, as they discuss...
Sickle Cell research, Ireland

Importance of sickle cell genetic screening in Ireland

Lora Ruth Wogu, CEO and Founder of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Ireland, outlines what sickle cell disease and thalassaemia are and why screening in Ireland is fundamental Sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia disease are 2 of the major genetic blood disorders that affect the red blood cells. Sickle cell disease...

Exeter City Council

Exeter’s economy is growing, having ridden out the recession successfully. Developments within the city and in the surrounding area are making this location a business destination of choice, particularly for scientific and technology enterprises. Independent studies have identifies the city’s economy as outperforming larger cities in the UK, confirming...


People see Lean Six Sigma as a massive toolbox. It is much more than that. It is true that there are many, many tools that can be used to bring about improvements, but the real objective of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is to bring about changes in behaviour –...
A Quest Into Muscle Plasticity

A Quest Into Muscle Plasticity

Muscle weakness and associated poor fatigue resistance is a major challenge to modern Western Society. It arises due to a reduction in the force producing capacity of skeletal muscle with prolonged unloading due to inactivity (disuse), injury or disease. This eBook details more about the quest into muscle plasticity, and...


Understanding that access to personal data implies heavy responsibilities the date driven marketing industry is centred on the customer, and depends on the trust that the customer puts in his relationship with the marketer. The European data driven Marketing industry has been proactive in fostering ethical data management, as well...

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Forests are important as reservoirs of biodiversity, and as wildlife habitats. In addition, they represent substantial economic value, and provide societal health and recreational benefits. They also, mitigate climate change by storing carbon dioxide.

Department of Emergency Medicine – BRIPPED Project

Healthcare providers are challenged daily to rapidly diagnose and treat life threatening respiratory illness. Ultrasound is a non-invasive, rapid bedside tool that enables providers to quickly identify and treat undifferentiated shortness of breath. The BRIPPED project is a rapid, acute approach to using ultrasound in the evaluation of shortness...

Expertise In Motion

Who has not experienced muscle weakness after a few days in bed due to illness or injury? A report by Professor Martin Fluck from the Balgrist University Hospital looks at the underlying mechanism of inactivity-induced muscle degeneration. In the European Union, around €500bn are sent per year on hospitalisation due...

Core Connections Ltd

As the proportion of the world’s population living in urban environments increases and those in rural ones decrease, the design of places to help us keep nature in sight becomes more vital.

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