Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Research & Development News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Research & Development News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

Why haven’t bioplastics taken over the world?

As a global call from many public figures, such as David Attenborough, to reduce plastic waste. It begs the question, why isn’t there a...
Discover the £10 million (~€11.1 million) available through Innovate UK for SMEs

Discover the £10 million (~€11.1 million) available through Innovate UK for SMEs

Innovate UK opens call for innovation loans for SMEs, where businesses can now apply for a share of £10 million to work on highly...
Propelling more science and technology startups to commercial success

Propelling more science and technology startups to commercial success

Cambridge serial entrepreneur and VC Dr Hermann Hauser is spearheading a multibillion European initiative designed to propel more science & technology startups to commercial...

Neuroscience research: how to ensure reliability for neuroimaging datasets

According to the paper published in Nature, large scale datasets are needed for neuroscience research to study individual differences. The paper focuses on how to...
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Neurodevelopmental communication disorders: how lateralisation of speech in the brain works

A breakthrough has been made in understanding the lateralisation of speech in the brain, and how this affects neurodevelopmental communication disorders. The study on how...
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Furthering fundamental physics by studying plasma

Professor Tiberiu Minea outlines plasma as the reaction of matter receiving high energy and describes studies taking place at the Laboratory of Physics of...
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How does the brain process colours and shapes? explaining overlapping visual circuits

Researchers from the Salk Institute have discovered how the human brain processes colours and shapes using overlapping visual circuits. The researchers used imaging technology and genetically expressed sensors...
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The European Innovation Council advisory board appoints Ireland’s chief scientist

Ireland’s chief scientist Mark Ferguson will lead the advisory board of the European Innovation Council, which is also funding Irish SMEs. The European Innovation Council...
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Induced pluripotent stem cells: iPS cell research for incurable diseases

Dr Makoto Ikeya discusses his work at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) at Kyoto University and explains how induced pluripotent...
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“The flying dead”: the infected cicadas with a psychoactive fungus similar to hallucinogenic mushrooms

A new study from West Virginia University discovered that a psychoactive fungus containing similar chemical to hallucinogenic mushrooms in infected cicadas. The infected cicadas are described as...

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