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
A sticky solution against beef bacteria
Scientists are targeting disease-causing bacteria present on cows’ skin as an attempt to prevent them from contaminating beef meat, and from posing a threat to consumers’ health.
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.
Europe fends off alien species
To help decision makers mitigate the consequence of alien plant and animal invasion, an EU-wide database maintains a black list of these unwelcome biological invaders.
Food Bug Forensic Tracking
Detective-style high-tech methods are being used in meat factories to trace harmful microbial contaminants.
Profile: Kieran Jordan "Defeating food bug with killer viruses"
By targeting the listeria bacteria he is seeking how to improve the safety of our foods
Genetic testing in the steak-house
DNA analyses may help select the best breeds by predicting how beef will taste once it reaches our palate
Take your medicine – or is it just food?
A new database of information on food ingredients will help clarify the fuzzy boundary between food supplements and herbal medicines across Europe
Gluten doppelgänger in the baking
Gasp of relief for people affected by coeliac disease: new ingredients that make gluten-free products tasty and highly-nutritious are expected to soon become available with the help from a food innovation network
Curbing mercury pollution in nature
A new report estimates that 70% of the European ecosystem is endangered by mercury pollution, a good proportion of which comes from dental repairs. Without further EU policy action and research, reducing such pollution may not be easy
Dr. Simon Elliott: “A new nanotechnology application to manufacture a one terabyte USB stick in the near future”
Dr. Simon Elliott from the Tyndall National Institute in Ireland is coordinating the EU research project REALISE and working on the next generation of USB flash memories. Rare earth oxides have been introduced to improve their storage capacity
Different approaches to increase the storage capacity of flash memories
There is a big demand for flash memories that can store even more data. However, it is now necessary to use new materials and technologies to improve flash memories and researchers worldwide are trying different approaches to achieve this aim. The project REALISE has developed a material and a ...
Boosting Memory Chips
Moore’s law predicts that the number of transistors on a silicon chip will double approximately every two years. Thanks to nano technology a similar acceleration is observed in data storage capability of memory chips b y CORINNA L UE CKE
How do nanoparticles impact our environment and us?
We are seeing an increased availability of nanoparticle-containing products on the market. During production, use and disposal they affect both our environment and us. Sometimes the interactions are remarkable
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)