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Molecular science: The importance of sustainable manufacturing of chiral amines

Francesco Mutti, Professor of Biocatalysis at the University of Amsterdam’s Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) highlights an aspect of molecular science that concerns the sustainable manufacturing of chiral amines

BRoTHER: A network for digitalisation in biobanking to promote personalised medicine

Christoph Brochhausen(1), Judita Kinkorova(2), Karl-Friedrich Becker(3), Dalibor Valik(4), Ondrej Topolcan(2)detail the marvellous work of BRoTHER, a network for digitalisation in biobanking to promote the use of personalised medicine
renewable energy promotion

Renewable energy promotion: From wind to green gas

The Horizon 2020 project STORE&GO focuses on the remarkable potential of power-to-gas and synthetic methane as forms of renewable energy
distributed business networks

Distributed business networks can enhance public-private collaboration

Markus Hautala, Head of Blockchain solutions at Tieto argues that blockchain technology allows us to create more democratically governed distributed platforms and avoid vendor lock-in
local industrial strategy

Swindon & Wiltshire’s emerging Local Industrial Strategy

Paddy Bradley Director of Swindon and Wiltshire LEP lifts the lid on the organisation’s emerging Local Industrial Strategy
supplier payments

The public sector can set the example on supplier payments

In the wake of the Carillion bankruptcy, there is an opportunity for the public sector to set a new global standard for supplier payments, argues David Brown, CPO and co-founder of Previse.
UK government departments

Digital transformation done right for UK government departments

Peter Miller explains how Visionist helped the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) transform their digital capabilities, processes and people.
Affordable building material

Cocoboards: Affordable building material made from coconut husks

Dr Frédéric Pichelin, Head of Institute for Materials and Wood Technology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences tells us about an intriguing and affordable building material made from coconut husks, called Cocoboards that can be used to support social housing
plant cold hardiness

Agricultural Research: Plant cold hardiness in a changing climate

Michael Wisniewski and David Livingston III from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) share their expert thoughts on the topic of plant cold hardiness in today’s changing climate
didgital innovation

Digital innovation in diabetes: From health promotion to integrated care provision

Prof Dr Freimut Schliess, Director of Science & Innovation at the Profil Institut für Stoffwechselforschung GmbH shares his views on data-based solutions for diabetes.
thermal management

Advancing the thermal management and safety of batteries by calorimetry

Dr Carlos Ziebert at IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center of KIT outlines how research and testing in calorimeters is essential to improve the thermal management and safety of batteries
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The regenerating spiny mouse and its potential for human therapy discovery

Discovering cures for human diseases or how to recover from damage or trauma to tissues is the fundamental goal of medical researchers, but it is a daunting task. Nevertheless, recent studies have shown the remarkable potential of the spiny mouse in addressing these crucial issues
green hydrogen

Norway aims for 1000 hydrogen trucks by 2023

The need for large scale projects to accelerate the transition from fossil to zero emission for heavy duty vehicles is put under the spotlight in this fascinating profile by Vegard Frihammer the visionary leader of Greenstat, a Norwegian company focusing on Green Hydrogen
deposit return systems

Recycling: The ‘return-to-retail’ model for deposit return systems

Truls Haug, Country Manager, UK Collection Solutions at TOMRA details the ‘return-to-retail’ model for deposit return systems
radioiodine in the environment

Radioiodine in the environment: The importance of natural organic matter

Peter H. Santschi, Regents Professor at the Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University – Galveston discusses radioiodine in the environment, focussing on the importance of natural organic matter
video game industry

Advancing the video game industry with blockchain technology

B2Expand, headed up by CEO Manon Burgel, is making an important contribution to advancing the video game industry with blockchain technology, as this profile details
High-resolution face completion

High-resolution face completion with multiple controllable attributes

New technology is helping computer systems learn to accurately fill in the gaps in high-resolution facial images – and offer users multiple options for customisation.
Maternal education

Maternal education and Specific Language Impairment in children: Not a robust relationship

It has long been held that a mother’s education is a key factor in the development of their child’s language. However, the link may not be as strong as previously thought, writes Mabel L Rice

Type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity, what is the link?

Chester Medical School explores the pathogenesis of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (T2DM) with novel approaches.
Endocrine Disruptors

The European Commission roadmap: Towards a More Comprehensive EU Framework on Endocrine Disruptors

Alberto Mantovani of Italy’s Istituto Superiore di Sanità assesses the European Commission’s efforts to develop a comprehensive and concise regulatory framework for endocrine-disrupting chemical substances.

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