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Supporting trees in the inner city: the case for structural soil

The fact that trees have difficulties surviving in urban environments is not a surprise. Urban areas are rarely designed with trees in mind. Trees are...

A universal tool to share knowledge about animal gene banks

Gene banks keep a range of biological material: gametes, embryos, DNA, somatic tissues, biological fluids. They represent a major investment for research institutions as...

Personalised skin tissue therapy underway

More than 50 million people suffer from skin defects every year in the world, and require surgical intervention to restore skin function and appearance. The...

Innovation and Adoption: Use of precision technologies on farms

The demand for meat is projected to increase. This is a result of continuous increase in the global population and the rise in per...

Sustainable intensification of agriculture in Europe

What are the available tools to achieve the sustainable intensification of agriculture in areas of already intensive agriculture? Cristina Cruz, of the BioClub Project,...

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology develops calorimetric techniques to advance battery...

Dr Carlos Ziebert of The Battery Safety Center at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s (KIT) Institute for Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics (IAM-AWP)...

Side-products from the forest and wood processing industry as petroleum substitute

Bark is an important side-product of the wood processing industry. Due to the high moisture and ash content of the bark, combustion for energy...

Governing nano-risk in the semiconductor industry

An increasing number of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are entering the market in everyday products spanning from healthcare and leisure to electronics, cosmetics, energy, agriculture,...

Asthma is incurable, unless…

The challenges to finding a cure to asthma According to the World Health Organization, asthma currently affects 300 million people worldwide and will reach 400...

KU Leuven: Neuroplasticity, Movement and Ageing

Professor Stephan Swinnen of KU Leuven, Belgium, links behavioural sciences and neurosciences to study movement and neuroplasticity Professor Stephan Swinnen’s movement control and neuroplasticity research...

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