Biogas from animal waste in need of maturity
Biogas-based energy could solve both the environmental concern of agricultural waste and reduce dependency of fossil fuels, particularly in Eastern Europe, albeit at a steep production cost
Nanosilver in textiles – friend or foe?
Antimicrobial silver nanoparticles may enable people to use textiles in an environmentally more sustainable way, even though a question mark remains on their potential risks
Functional foods from the sea
The prebiotic potential of seaweed derived nutriments has to be further confirmed before marine nutritional supplements flood the shelves of our health shops
Lars Ove Dragsted: can an apple a day really keep the doctor away?
Studies of the bioactive compounds found in apples aim to uncover compounds that have an ability to prevent or alter the risk of serious ailments such as diabetes and heart disease.
Clare Hall – who are the trusted sources of food safety information?
The public perception of who can provide safe food evolves all the time and is culturally dependent, whereas people have preferred information channels they’d like to rely on to gain food safety information.
From the horse's mouth: experts views from across Europe
In this special topic issue, youris.com analyses the current horse meat scandal from a wider perspective. It reports the opinions of a broad variety of experts from across European countries affected by this fraud, namely Romania, Poland, France and the UK.
Slow headway for food safety
Despite the availability of new and preventive methods against foodborne diseases, their uptake throughout the entire chain of food production appears to be slow.
Lilliput forests, global certification
As global demand for timber certified as being sustainable is growing, European small forest owners are still reluctant to gain certification. But increasing economic advantages may shift their position.
Food Bug Forensic Tracking
Detective-style high-tech methods are being used in meat factories to trace harmful microbial contaminants.
On the heels of eels
By using big brother style tracking technology, scientists have now resolved some of the mysteries of eel migration
A new approach of civic participation seeking to help determine the future food and health research aims to support the adoption of healthy eating habits
Big Brother Watching Teens’ Diet and Play
A new pan-European project aims to find the determinants of eating behaviour and physical activity of adolescents replaced in the family context
The battle of the bulge
Deciphering satiety signals from the gut to the brain, could help devise smart food designed to communicate feeling of fullness to the brain, and thus help fight obesity
Dr. Uffe Bundgaard-Jørgensen: “Nanotechnology researchers need to approach investors to reach the market”
Dr. Uffe Bundgaard-Jørgensen serves as a link between scientists and investors. He calls himself a rare animal who has been on both sides of the fence. With this experience he knows how both entrepreneurs and investors think and can tell how their meeting can become smoother
Nanotechnological innovations can improve water purification
Research teams are trying different approaches within the nanotechnological field to improve water membrane technologies. One of these is to improve water purification by using nature’s own water-transporting channels, aquaporins. However, constructing suitable membranes for industrial processes ...
Uncertainties surrounding nanoparticles aimed for medical use
Nanomedicine holds a lot of promise, but many questions remain before nanoparticles (NPs) can be widely used in this field. Reports revealed adverse effects in different models, but the effects in humans are unclear
Nano Filtered Water
Scientists of the Technical University of Denmark have developed a new filter to obtain ultra pure water which consists only of H2O molecules. All minerals, carbon compounds or gas molecules are filtered out by this special membrane by CORINNA LÜCKE (Sep. '10)
The Magic Touch
A new prosthetic hand developed at the University of Lund, Sweden, gives hope to amputees to regain hand mobility and touch feeling . (Sep. '09)
Saving our Cultural Heritage
Parchment, made from partially-tanned animal skin, has been used since the 2nd century B.C. and it undergoes the irreparable damage caused by time. (Dec. '07)