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Does Too Much Hygiene Cause Diabetes?
Does Too Much Hygiene Cause Diabetes? The incidence of auto-immune diseases like type 1 diabetes and allergies has risen dramatically in developed countries over the past fifty years .
Vallo Tillman: the hygiene hypothesis is not yet a theory
Vallo Tillman: the hygiene hypothesis is not yet a theory The so-called hygiene hypothesis claims young children need to get in contact with a number of relatively benign pathogens to develop a robust immune system .
Kids can be too clean
Kids can be too clean Are allergies and so-called autoimmune diseases, like type 1 diabetes, likely to be caused by a lack of exposure to relatively benign pathogens in early childhood? This theory is referred to as the hygiene hypothesis.
Jani Kivioja – Graphene: not just a Geek Gamble
Jani Kivioja – Graphene: not just a Geek Gamble Graphene FET Flagship is an ambitious European project focused on the eponymous new wonder material. Graphene, a one-atom thick layer of carbon, is light, transparent and strong, whose characteristics have yet to be fully discovered.
More forest biodiversity for less money?
More forest biodiversity for less money? Making decisions related to forest conservation is no mean feat. Particularly, when a cost/benefit analysis is combined with integrating social and institutional impact at local and national scale.
Diana Tuomasjukka: taking care of forest futures
Diana Tuomasjukka: taking care of forest futures European forests are expected to supply us with woodchips, paper and timber but also harbour biodiversity and access for recreational activities.
When energy-saving becomes a game
When energy-saving becomes a game Householders do not always know how much energy they consume. To help improve their awareness, the EnergyLife app was developed through BeAware , a EU funded project, led by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), in Finland.
Chemicals pollutants threaten health in the Arctic
Chemicals pollutants threaten health in the Arctic People living in Arctic areas can be more sensitive to pollutants due to their genetics , says researcher Arja Rautio at the Centre for Arctic Medicine in the University of Oulu , Finland.
Ari Asmi: Air pollution, another factor in global warming
Ari Asmi: Air pollution, another factor in global warming Ari Asmi talks to youris.com about the link between aerosols and global warming. His expertise stems from his previous role as coordinator in an EU funded project called EUCAARI .
Heat trading warms up
Heat trading warms up Liberalising the heat market is, in theory, possible. It would operate in the same way that enables owners of domestic-scale wind turbines, or any other electricity producer, to sell surplus into the grid and draw power from the network.
Nano Foil Brightens Screen
Nano Foil Brightens Screen Engineers of the European research project NaPanil have modified the glass surfaces on the micrometric and nanometric scale in order to control the path of the light.A unique innovation that could soon become part of our daily lives.
A nanotech solution controlling the path of light
A nanotech solution controlling the path of light Researchers have modified surface structures by making nanometer scale patterns, with the help from a technology called nanoimprinting. Nanoimprinting is a high through-put and low cost method that produces these patterns through the use of a stamp.
Regenerating the Ear and the Eye
Regenerating the Ear and the Eye Finnish researchers have designed tiny nano-particles which can deliver a specific drug to cells of the inner ear. Once brought into position, this drug helps to repair damaged cells .
Boosting Memory Chips
Boosting Memory Chips In each generation cycle memory chips get smaller and less expensive, but can hold more data. They are used in USB memory sticks, personal computers, video consoles and many other electronic devices.
Sponge Metal Ships
Sponge Metal Ships Lighter ships mean more freight, less trips and therefore less fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Veikko Hintsanen, a captain from Finland, and the researchers from Fraunhofer have designed a “Bioship” based on the new material.
A new material to cut the weight of ships by 30%
A new material to cut the weight of ships by 30% The new material is lighter than water and has a high stiffness . Within seconds a cube made from aluminum starts to inflate into the shape of a sponge under the impact of heat.
Breaking the vicious cycle of antibiotic resistant bacteria
Breaking the vicious cycle of antibiotic resistant bacteria Bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections are remarkably resilient and can develop ways to survive drugs meant to kill or weaken them.
Power from the Islands
Power from the Islands In the spring of 2004, construction began on what is probably the most revolutionary project Högsåra in Finland has ever seen. This initiated a very special type of island adventure.
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