Research & Innovation eBooks

AntiCancer Fund

The Belgium-based Anticancer Fund (ACF) is a not-for-profit foundation established with the aim of expanding the range of options for treatment available to cancer patients. Combining support for scientific research with public engagement, the ACF has an international reach belying its small size. As well as advancing research on...
Free University of Berlin

Religious elites and societal organisation in South-Eastern Europe

The relationship between traditional religious context and processes of modernity is a central issue in contemporary public discussions as well as in debates within the field of social sciences. The latter shall ask about short-term incidents, like topics such as Islamist terrorist attacks, anti Islamic populism, and new developments in...
X-Ray Laser Research

X-Ray Laser Research – The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

The world’s first X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) goes to the USA, however there is due to come online a European XFEL in Hamburg in 2017, which will be superior in many ways to the one in the US (Stanford) as it will have a much higher repetition rate allowing...
Uni of Greenwich

The ESRC HIVE-PED Seminar Series

The ESRC-funded Higher Vocational Education and Pedagogy (HIVE-PED) research seminar series has organised and delivered nine expert seminars and two conferences during 2013-16, with a focus on research findings on parity, progression and social mobility in England, but including also comparative international perspectives. The ESRC seminars project is led by...
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Application of Mathematical Pathology

Mathematics pathology is a research branch of pathology in which mathematics and physical principals are applied to the study of diseases. In this field of cancer research, the objective of mathematical pathology is to explain the structural and functional mechanisms that control cancer. By understanding these mechanisms, we can provide...
Haukeland

Haukeland University Hospital

Norway has more than 30,000 new cancer cases per year, and the number is rising. Advances in cancer care have led to more patients being cured or living longer with their disease. Still, the country has close to 11,000 cancer deaths per year. With the country’s first national cancer plan...
There is widespread recognition today that lifestyle behaviours play a significant role in health, accounting for upwards of 50% of many diseases. The Heart & Mind Research Unit in Behavioural and Complimentary Medicine at the Montreal Heart Institute seeks to understand what and how psychosocial and psychophysiological factors impact health, with the goal to apply this knowledge in improving wellbeing and preventing disease.

Heart & Mind: Research Unit in Behavioural & Complementary Medicine

There is widespread recognition today that lifestyle behaviours play a significant role in health, accounting for upwards of 50% of many diseases. The Heart & Mind Research Unit in Behavioural and Complimentary Medicine at the Montreal Heart Institute seeks to understand what and how psychosocial and psychophysiological factors impact...
University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Disease will always be with us although the critical diseases will differ from place to place and time to time. There will therefore always be a demand for new and effective drugs but it has become much more difficult to bring them to market in recent decades. There’s been...
SPCCR

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)....

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...

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...

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...

Dr. Daniel Fels

Non-chemical cell communication (NCCC) refers to cellular communication that is not based on chemical signals (such as e.g. neuro-transmitters, hormones, or kairomones) but on physical signals like electric current, electrostatic fields, and acoustic or electromagnetic waves. Why is there so little known about NCCC in life sciences? Has it to...

The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology & Nutrition

Studies related to animal nutrition encompasses the metabolism and utilisation of nutrients and biologically active substances from feeds, the improvement of the health-promoting qualities of poultry, pork, and lamb meat, as well as the symbiotic microorganisms colonising various sections of the digestive tract.

BRConard Consulting Inc

Climate change is one of the world’s toughest challenges. Despite evidence from both sides to debate the magnitude of the problem, the evidence overwhelmingly supports that climate change is real and accelerating. In order to tackle the problem, experts believe that change is needed – within society.

AG: Health Analysis

The economic crisis forced healthcare budgets to be reduced throughout Europe, putting pressure on officials trying to tackle major health challenges. With an ever growing population, addressing these challenges has become a key priority. Health and social care is a key policy throughout Europe, and whether it be the...

Department of Virology -TU Munich

Non-chemical cell communication (NCCC) refers to cellular communication that is not based on chemical signals (such as e.g. neuro-transmitters, hormones, or kairomones) but on physical signals like electric current, electrostatic fields, and acoustic or electromagnetic waves. Why is there so little known about NCCC in life sciences? Has it to...

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