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22 July 2014
Health
Twins help progress and diagnosis of rare MyastheniaTwins help progress and diagnosis of rare Myasthenia

Myasthenia Gravis is a rare autoimmune disease which leads to a fatigability of various muscles. Scientists know about the progress and symptoms, but not the actual cause of this disease. Now fourteen pairs of identical twins joined the EU funded medical project “Fight-MG”, to help find the cause and for a better treatment of the patients.

22 July 2014
Health
Sonia Aknin-Berrih: How rare models suggest new treatment strategiesSonia Aknin-Berrih: How rare models suggest new treatment strategies
Elucidating the many possible causes of a rare auto-immune disease called Myasthenia Gravis could help point towards possible treatment for such disease 
22 July 2014
Health
Network of experts join forces to fight rare diseaseNetwork of experts join forces to fight rare disease

Support from a network of leading researchers across Europe specialised in a rare auto-immune disease with unmet medical needs could help test several novel treatments

16 July 2014
Society
Andris Ambainis – The mathematics of quantum computingAndris Ambainis – The mathematics of quantum computing

Quantum computers are thought to be in line to revolutionise research due to their enormous data crunching capabilities, which will force banks to change their encryption systems.

14 July 2014
Energy
Roberto Sanz and Álvaro Corredera - Control systems: a new solution for low energy buildingsRoberto Sanz and Álvaro Corredera - Control systems: a new solution for low energy buildings

Energy generation and management technologies are both essential to optimise energy efficiency when designing new buildings 

10 July 2014
Energy
Turkish hospital retrofitting makes sustainable energy use case studyTurkish hospital retrofitting makes sustainable energy use case study

A hospital in Aydin, Turkey, will serve as a test case to demonstrate that it is possible to reduce its energy consumption by 50%, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, with retrofitting solutions

09 July 2014
Environment
Polar zone ozone and UV exposure, under closer scrutiny than everPolar zone ozone and UV exposure, under closer scrutiny than ever

The most-detailed atmospheric observation system available to date finds applications in forecasting ozone and UV emissions in the Arctic and Antarctic 

06 July 2014
Bioeconomy
Microbes – The New Bioplastic FactoriesMicrobes – The New Bioplastic Factories

European scientists are experimenting with bacteria and algae and turn them into bioplastic factories. Their vision: these microorganisms should produce a large portion of our plastic materials without any petroleum.

04 July 2014
Environment
The road to sustainable tuna aquacultureThe road to sustainable tuna aquaculture

Domesticating Atlantic Bluefin Tuna may help meet the food industry’s demand for this endangered species. However, making such an endeavour sustainable is a challenging task.   

04 July 2014
Health
What are the challenges in implementing a European patent?What are the challenges in implementing a European patent?

There are many challenges for the implementation of a European patent.