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What’s in an aggregate? Therapeutic intervention in Huntington’s
Naoko Tanese from New York University School of Medicine outlines their work around Huntington’s disease (HD) and new targets for therapeutic intervention
New protein plastics for a future sustainable society
Mikael Hedenqvist, Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides a fascinating glimpse into research on the development of protein plastics The polymeric materials division at the Royal Institute of Technology, has been doing research and development of protein plastics since the late 1990’s, often together with the group headed...
Combining large corporations’ market reach with start-up innovation power
Imec’s programme manager Sven De Cleyn explains how imec.istart helps boost start-up innovation in large corporation markets
Acute leukemia – driving toward precision and targeted medicine
Eigil Kjeldsen from Aarhus University Hospital gives an expert perspective on the drive towards precision and targeted medicine for acute leukaemia
Extreme muscle plasticity or novel myogenic precursors in skeletal muscle
Graciela A. Unguez, Professor of Biology at New Mexico State University sheds light on skeletal muscle in vertebrate animals
How CCS can help to eliminate CO2 emissions through the storage of carbon dioxide
Adaptivity and Digitalisation Enables Learner Centred Learning
A couple of seasoned experts from TU Chemnitz explore digitalisation and individual learning progress, in this informative profile
Asset management in rail: cognitive computing
CEO of ZNAPZ, Marcel Van Velthoven provides a compelling perspective on how cognitive computing can assist asset management in rail
GaN on Si: An example of the links between academic research and innovation in...
GaN is a young semiconductor material full of promises for research and development, in the view of Director of Research at the CNRS, Fabrice Semond Semiconductor material represents a market of more than $350billion. It is largely dominated, in terms of market, by silicon. However, there are other semiconductor materials,...
Sexual selection theory and research
Dr Mollie Manier from the Department of Biological Sciences at The George Washington University lifts the lid on the arena of sexual selection theory Charles Darwin developed sexual selection theory to explain why the peacock should possess such splendid tail feathers, despite what must be a disadvantage against predators. He...
The Champion of Regenerative medicine – the Axolotl
Professor Malcom Maden of the Department of Biology & UF Genetics Institute unveils his thoughts on the fascinating world of regenerative medicine The fundamental goal of regenerative medicine is to be able to regenerate complex tissues of the human body that have been damaged by trauma or chronic disease. How...
The future of the Danish Ministry of Health
Jonathan Miles from Open Access Government explored the work the Danish Ministry of Health does to improve health policy across the country The Danish Ministry of Health was officially established in June 2015 and is responsible for all healthcare policies in Denmark. Once an independent ministry when first launched in...
Rationalising the UK government estate through the Government Property Unit
The Government Property Unit aims to streamline the public-sector estate and generate better value for money from its assets, as OAG discovers The Government Property Unit (GPU) was set up in 2010 as part of the Cabinet Office to get better value for money from the public sector’s extensive property...
Günther H. Oettinger, the current European Commission
Günther H. Oettinger European Commissioner in charge of budget and human resources European Commission The latest statistics show eight million jobs created in the European Union since the current European Commission took office. At the same time, over the past two years the EU’s economic growth has surpassed that of...
Why should we trust science?
Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation recently unveiled his thoughts in a speech on the whether we trust science itself Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation depicted a scene to illustrate exactly what the problem is concerning trusting science today. During his speech on 26th September...
The key role of the aviation sector in the UK economy
Graham Bolton, Chairman of the British Aviation Group provides an insight into the role of the aviation sector within the UK economy The aviation sector plays a key role in the UK economy, contributing some £20 billion per annum to the economy and directly supporting around 230,000 jobs. The national...
Living with Leukaemia
Bethany Torr, campaigns and advocacy officer at Leukaemia Care introduces ‘Leukaemia’ and its different forms and explains how people live with the disease Leukaemia’ is an umbrella term for cancers of the white blood cells – ‘leuk’ means white and ‘aemia’ refers to a condition of the blood. 26 people are...
Dutch health targets for the future
The aims for Dutch health and Netherland’s place in Europe from the Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sport are explored here by Open Access Government The Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sport promotes better health and wellbeing at home and internationally. It is currently leading the Dutch government’s bid...
Offering Certainty in an Uncertain World – The future of Agile in Government Services
It’s hard to be Agile in Government. Within an elected government delivery is expected to mirror a published manifesto. Do something different, and the words ‘U-turn’ threaten within the corridors of power.
Swedish research and education is at the forefront of change
The work of Swedish Minister for Research and Education, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, is profiled by Open Access Government in this compelling article