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Reducing pesticides and boosting harvests
AgricultureReducing pesticides and boosting harvests

Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides. Adapting different eco-friendly methods they are able to boost harvests and open up a new chapter in sustainable farming.  

Free ecosystem services for better crops
AgricultureFree ecosystem services for better crops

European scientists are developing a web-based tool for farmers so they can see what is available in terms of ecosystem services.  

Microbes clean up the oceans
BiotechnologyMicrobes clean up the oceans

Oil spills and plastic waste are polluting our oceans – destroying marine life and contaminating beaches. Now scientists are exploring how they can get microbes to degrade these substances more effectively and thus reduce the pollution in the sea.

Ridding the sea and land from toxic plastics fragments
BiotechnologyRidding the sea and land from toxic plastics fragments

New ways identified to tackle the presence of small fragments of plastics in the environment, to prevent toxic chemicals absorbed into them from entering the food chain

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Mary Reilly – fast-tracking rare disease drug candidates’ approvalMary Reilly – fast-tracking rare disease drug candidates’ approval Giving drug candidates a special orphan status gives pharmaceutical companies incentives to bring ...
, 02 Sep 2014
Energy
Noemí Jiménez and Carolina Grau – solving the energy challenge in public buildingsNoemí Jiménez and Carolina Grau – solving the energy challenge in public buildings A new project explores a new path to reduce energy consumption by combining latest sustainable building ...
, 28 Aug 2014
Bioeconomy
Einar Eg Nielsen – Genetically tracking farmed fish escaping into the wildEinar Eg Nielsen – Genetically tracking farmed fish escaping into the wild Newly developed genetic tools may help distinguish wild fish from those escaped from farms, providing a boost for sustainable and environmentally friendly aquaculture.
, 19 Aug 2014
Energy
Ali Vasallo - Towards near-zero energy consumption at district levelAli Vasallo - Towards near-zero energy consumption at district level Citizens living in near-zero energy districts will make significant savings and benefit from an ...
, 31 Jul 2014
Energy
Retrofitting showcase on a Belgian high-schoolRetrofitting showcase on a Belgian high-school A show case performed in Liege, Belgium, demonstrates how to turn a high school into an energy ...
, 30 Jul 2014
Mobility
Airbags for ships save lives, environment and cargoAirbags for ships save lives, environment and cargo Innovative rapidly inflating balloon technology could keep damaged ships afloat.

, 23 Jun 2014
Health
Picking the right virus candidate for gene therapyPicking the right virus candidate for gene therapy A promising new approach to gene therapy for neurodegenerative diseases makes use of an unexpected virus as the agent of delivery.

, 20 Jun 2014
Health
Healing bone defects using regenerative medicineHealing bone defects using regenerative medicine Regenerating bones based on a mixture of tissue engineering approaches is coming of age.

, 17 Jun 2014
Environment
Greater granularity on anthropogenic emissionGreater granularity on anthropogenic emission Improved estimates of anthropogenic emissions contribute to better overall air quality forecasts, thus allowing people to manage health conditions associated with air cleanliness.

, 13 Jun 2014
Health
Physical work, not the main cause of intervertebral disc degenerationPhysical work, not the main cause of intervertebral disc degeneration Intervertebral disc degeneration can result in back pain.

, 03 Jun 2014
Bioeconomy
Reducing pesticides and boosting harvests
Reducing pesticides and boosting harvests
Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides.
, 16 Sep 2014
Bioeconomy
Microbes clean up the oceans
Microbes clean up the oceans
Oil spills and plastic waste are polluting our oceans – destroying marine life and contaminating beaches.
Health
New drug tackles transplant complications
New drug tackles transplant complications
To reduce the number of discards and thus make more kidneys available, researchers and medical scientists from the European consortium MABSOT have created a new drug called OPN-305 to reduce inflammation of the donor organ after transplantation.
, 02 Sep 2014
Health
Science against caries
Science against caries

Antibodies against caries-producing bacteria could be the ultimate drug to prevent tooth decay, says Charles Kelly

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Health
Health communication 2.0
Health communication 2.0

With the Internet, patients find more information than anyone can possibly read. We need to select what is significant,
says Natasha Martineau

Health
Fighting food addiction
Fighting food addiction

Over-eating should be treated as a brain disorders, and we desperately need new drugs for it, says Suzanne Dickson

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