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Dinosaur DNA

No resurrecting dinosaurs, but we should return to the Ark

Here, Professor Darren Griffin and Doctor Becky O’Connor discuss their fascinating work on Dinosaur DNA, as well as new initiatives for preserving species DNA.
Miniaturised optical technology

Miniaturised optical technology: The challenges of optical design for manufacturing

Here, Toralf Scharf from the NOLOSS Project,  explains the fascinating topic of miniaturised optical technology, including the challenges of optical design for manufacturing.
Controlled nanostructure formation and characterization

Controlled nanostructure formation and characterization

Professor Jakob Birkedal Wagner, Head of Nanocharacterization Section at DTU Nanolab,  provides a detailed look at controlled nanostructure formation and characterization and how these can be looked at with electron beam based microscopy and spectroscopy.
work and migration

Mortality, work and migration: A focus tuberculosis research

Here, Alice Reid and Richard Smith, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, explore the areas of mortality, work and migration with a specific focus on tuberculosis (TB).
Integrated Microfluidic Devices

A special chemistry focus: Integrated microfluidic devices

In this in-depth piece of chemistry analysis from Kansas State University, we find out that integrated microfluidic devices have become very versatile tools for biological and biomedical investigations.
How calorimetry can help in battery research

How calorimetry can help with battery research

Here, Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of the Calorimeter Center at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) explains precisely how calorimetry can help with battery research.
Endocrine Disrupters: A network of knowledge

Endocrine Disrupters: A network of knowledge

Alberto Mantovani, Research Director at Italy’s Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) explores the benefits of endocrine disrupting chemicals.
How the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research

How the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research

Prof. Frédéric Pichelin, Head of the Institute for Materials and Wood Technology (Switzerland), provides his seasoned views on how the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research, plus why it needs more support from the political and scientific sectors.
biological traits

Genetics: Understanding the origins of our biological traits

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Directeur de Recherche at CNRS details a fascinating aspect of genetics that concerns understanding the origins of our biological traits
Food Parks

Food Parks – innovative production of food

SSE-C Swedish Surplus Energy Collaboration SLU provides a fascinating insight into the innovative production of food in Sweden, as well as the importance of fostering healthy environments for all people.
Monitoring Nanostructure Formation

Monitoring Nanostructure Formation

Professor Jakob Birkedal Wagner, Scientific Director, Center for Electron Nanoscopy at DTU Cen, Technical University of Denmark shares his expert views on advanced materials science, including nanoscale imaging research Early on in this absorbing piece of analysis, we find out that during recent years, nanotechnology has become capable of producing...
heterocyclic chemistry

Vitamins and drugs: Heterocyclic chemistry is all around us – and in us!

Professor Colin J Suckling OBE DSc FRSE, Research Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, explains his thoughts on why heterocyclic chemistry is all around us – and in us, including a detailed focus on vitamins and drugs
nanoscale imaging

DTU – Small is beautiful

This compelling document focuses on attention to detail, hence its apt title, ‘small is beautiful’. This intriguing e-book is all about nanoscale imaging research and within that, the fascinating field of electron microscopy
Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine Disrupters: To Assess Or Not To Assess?

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) are chemical substances that can damage our health and/or the health of environmental organisms by altering the hormone function.
wood technology

Boosting innovation in the wood technology sector

Professor Frédéric Pichelin from Bern University of Applied Sciences takes us on a journey to explore the importance of boosting innovation in the wood technology sector by using a multidisciplinary approach In this compelling feature about wood technology, we learn that wood is one of the best materials to develop both multifunctional...
environmental health

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): A continuing environmental health concern

This compelling article is written by Professor of Neurotoxicology, Pamela J. Lein, Ph.D. who is based at University of California’s Davis/School of Veterinary Medicine. The thrust of the article is that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a continuing environmental health concern in today’s world Not shying away from detail, the piece...
Healthy Minor Cereals Project

From research to consumer: Demands for healthy, nutritious and innovative food

In this in-depth feature, we find out how the multidisciplinary HealthyMinorCereals project responds to consumers’ increasing demands for healthy, nutritious and innovative food A spokesperson from the HealthyMinorCereals reveals their thoughts on the demands of today’s consumers for food that is healthy, nutritious, innovative and produced sustainably. This in-depth article...

Why does Heterocyclic Chemistry matter?

Professor Colin J Suckling of University of Strathclyde explores the reasons why Heterocyclic Chemistry matters in the world today
Institute of Pathology

Institute of Pathology – the treatment of paediatric cancer

Experts from the University of Lausanne explore progress being made in the treatment of paediatric cancer in this fascinating ebook
staphylococcus aeurus

Genomic Research Laboratory – Staphylococcus aureus infections

Dr Patrice Francois describes the evolution of Staphylococcus aureus and highlights the challenge of managing it in hospitals and healthcare facilities

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