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16 September 2014
Bioeconomy
Reducing pesticides and boosting harvestsReducing 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.  

16 September 2014
Bioeconomy
Free ecosystem services for better cropsFree 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.  

09 September 2014
Bioeconomy
Microbes clean up the oceansMicrobes 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.

08 September 2014
Environment
Ridding the sea and land from toxic plastics fragmentsRidding 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

08 September 2014
Bioeconomy
Speeding up nature’s oil spill cleanersSpeeding up nature’s oil spill cleaners

Bacteria in the sea slowly break up oil naturally. But artificially providing them with thriving growth conditions could accelerate oil spill mop-ups. 

02 September 2014
Health
New drug tackles transplant complicationsNew 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 September 2014
Health
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 them to patients

02 September 2014
Health
New treatment against transplantation complications testedNew treatment against transplantation complications tested

A class of biotechnology drugs called monoclonal antibodies is now being tested in clinical studies to treat an unmet medical need post-transplantation, called delayed graft function

28 August 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 technologies in public buildings

19 August 2014
Environment
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.

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