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Dr. Philippe Bergonzo “Deteriorated photoreceptors can be activated through nanodiamond retinal prostheses”
Dr. Philippe Bergonzo “Deteriorated photoreceptors can be activated through nanodiamond retinal prostheses”
The European Dreams Project team is currently developing a new generation of retinal prostheses that haven’t been tested on humans yet.
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 .
Nanosized diamonds enable progress in retinal prostheses
Nanosized diamonds enable progress in retinal prostheses
An artificial device in the form of a retinal prosthesis can replace dead photoreceptor cells by electrically stimulating the remaining neurons. Two examples of retinal prostheses are digital camera-type electrode arrays and photodiode arrays .
Nano Powered Cars
Nano Powered Cars
In the last five years 25 European research institutions have joint forces to develop a rechargeable battery which uses lithium nano-particles.
Progress in the development of rechargeable batteries through nanotechnology
Progress in the development of rechargeable batteries through nanotechnology
A significant challenge for researchers in the field of rechargeable batteries is to construct batteries which can be charged and discharged quickly with only minimal energy capacity loss .
Specialized invisible needles make us see surfaces at the nanoscale
Specialized invisible needles make us see surfaces at the nanoscale
A cantilever is a very thin single needle currently used for quality control at the nanoscale, but to improve and speed up the process scientists are developing an array of needles, a cantilever array, functioning simultaneously.
Hydrogen: The Green Fuel Of The Future
Hydrogen: The Green Fuel Of The Future
Together the engineers worked on the fuel cell propulsion system by upgrading the air supply, integrating a humidification system, redesigning the hydrogen supply line and developing a hydrogen sensor concept.
European research looks into sustainable solutions for an innovative high quality bus system
European research looks into sustainable solutions for an innovative high quality bus system
In a hotel lobby in Madrid we meet Umberto Guida. The 46-year-old works in Brussels for the International Association of Public Transport.
What changes will nanoelectronics <br>bring to our lives?
What changes will nanoelectronics
bring to our lives?
In nanoelectronics , miniaturised electronic circuits are integrated on semiconductor chips where the basic element is the transistor. The size of the transistors produced is under 100 nm.
Prof. Alain Privat: "Reconstructing the neuronal circuitry of a damaged spine looks like a much closer goal now"
Prof. Alain Privat: "Reconstructing the neuronal circuitry of a damaged spine looks like a much closer goal now"
During the European-funded RESCUE project they also proved that, by cultivating these cells in vitro, they can give not just neuron themselves, but also vitally important glial cells such as oligodendrocytes and astrocytes, which provide nourishment and help to control neuronal activity.
Will the fuel cell vehicle live up to all the hype?
Will the fuel cell vehicle live up to all the hype?
To reduce the vehicle impact on the environment many companies are introducing new technology. Fuel cells came into the spotlight last year when leading vehicle manufacturers said they expect to introduce a few hundred thousand fuel cell vehicles (FCV’s) to the market beginning in 2015.
Cystic Fibrosis: A European Cause
Cystic Fibrosis: A European Cause
It strikes mainly children and young adults by causing abnormal fluid transport mainly in their lungs, pancreas and intestine. At its most advanced stage, cystic fibrosis still leaves no alternative other than lung transplant.
The Fish that Protects Your Life
The Fish that Protects Your Life
More than half of all deaths in Europe are caused by cardiovascular disease, and 80% of all these are due to atherosclerosis.
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).
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