Stem Cells: A Genetic Perspective
Stem Cells: A Genetic Perspective Embryonic or neural stem cells are key tools for future studies on Parkinson’s disease or other degenerative diseases. So far, the only way to obtain embryonic stem cells implied the destruction of an embryo.
A rescue for spinal cord injuries?
A rescue for spinal cord injuries? Spinal cord injuries cause myelopathy or damage to white matter or myelinated fiber tracts that carry signals to and from the brain. It also damages gray matter in the central part of the spine, causing segmental losses of interneurons and motorneurons.
Tackling Paraplegia
Tackling Paraplegia Reconstructing the neuronal circuitry of a damaged spine looks like a much closer goal now.
Calculating Fertility
Calculating Fertility We don’t really seem to know all that much about the organ we all come from.
Heat from the Centre of the Earth
Heat from the Centre of the Earth Geothermal energy has always been used by man, but it wasn’t until the late 19th century that geothermal energy was “rediscovered” and used on an industrial scale.
Growing Ecologic Buildings
Growing Ecologic Buildings Reducing the energy requirements of buildings is an absolute priority in Europe. The energy demonstration project SARA has developed several public-access eco-buildings in France, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, UK and Uzbekistan.
I Drive with your Waste
I Drive with your Waste In Lille, France, buses are running on biogas produced from organic waste. Twenty-eight research partners gathered together to exploit waste for transportation system in Lille (France), Göteborg and Stockholm (Sweden), Haarlem (The Netherlands) and Rome (Italy).
Preventing Diseases
Preventing Diseases These last years, insect or rodent borne human diseases have been reappearing in Europe. These diseases have serious health, ecological and political consequences. The reasons behind these outbreaks are only partially known.
Satellites Against Skin Cancer
Satellites Against Skin Cancer Sun is bad for our skin. Even if we are aware of this, it is hard to resist wanting a suntan. For this reason, melanoma occurrences have been rising steadily in Europe since 1930.
A Third Eye for Rescuers
A Third Eye for Rescuers Fire brigades will soon have access to a safety system which is able to accurately detect and locate people that may be trapped in debris after, for example, an earthquake.
Harnessing Solar Energy
Harnessing Solar Energy One good way of helping the environment is to put what we call ‘solar panels’ onto the roofs of buildings. When the sun is shining these panels trap the rays and turn it into electricity and heat.
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