New tools for nuclear astrophysics experiments

Professor Arthur Champagne, from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, describes a new accelerator facility for...

Researchers develop new 3D photodetector modelled on a spider’s web

Innovators at Purdue University, USA, have modelled a 3D photodetector on the structure of a spider’s web for biomedical imaging. Purdue researchers used the structural...

New technology to improve the extraction of thorium

A Russian research consortium has improved the technology used in the alkaline extraction of thorium, increasing the sustainability and safety of nuclear power. The consortium...

Research engineers create a sustainable, organic redox flow battery

Researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University, have created an organic redox flow battery, with a large capacity to store energy from...

Developing live, attenuated vaccines against foot-and-mouth

Professor Martin Ryan, Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, explores the positive impact that live, attenuated vaccines pose for combatting foot-and-mouth disease. Following the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the UK, a series of reports were written by government commissions and...

New targets and novel biomarkers in cardiometabolic diseases

Dr Yu Wang, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at the University of Hong Kong and State Key Laboratory Hong Kong, on the discovery of novel biomarkers. After obtaining her PhD degree in Proteomics and Biomedical Sciences...

Better measures of consciousness and a tale of cultural loss

Human Brain Project researchers are working to develop new ways of measuring consciousness in order to help doctors to make decisions on treatment and care. Measuring consciousness can be critical in the clinical setting, but current tools are relatively crude....

Spin electronics without magnetic fields: resonating low-moment magnetic materials at THz frequencies

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin, the Helmholdz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the company Swissto12 attack the problem of efficient generation and detection of low-power THz radiation with clever, highly spin-polarised compensated ferrimagnets. Society’s...

The challenges of Complex Trait Genetics

Professor Danielle Posthuma speaks to Innovation News Network about her work at the Complex Traits Genetics lab. Professor Danielle Posthuma is statistical geneticist at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam and VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VU), Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam. The...

Microwave plasmas meet graphene

Dr Elena Tatarova presents the primary advantages of using microwave plasmas as a disruptive ‘green’ alternative for the production of high quality graphene and its derivative N-graphene at a large scale. Graphene, an atom-thick hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms, exhibits...

The Max Planck Institute: Organic electronics and blue phosphorescent materials

Dr Denis Andrienko, from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, speaks to Innovation News Network about organic electronics, including a discussion of his work on blue phosphorescent materials. A group leader in the theory group at the Max Planck...

The Therapeutic Ultrasound Network for Drug Delivery and Ablation Research

Professor Gail ter Haar, leader of the Therapeutic Ultrasound Team at The Institute of Cancer Research, UK reflects on the impressive potential of therapeutic ultrasound and the barriers to its widespread clinical adoption. Most people will be familiar with the...

Accelerating the production of advanced nanomaterials in Europe

Delft start-up VSPARTICLE is dedicated to boosting nanomaterials research in Europe via its VSP-G1 technology – a fast, easy, and accessible way of automating the production of advanced nanomaterials that all researchers can use. VSPARTICLE is on a mission to...

Green chemistry – challenges and opportunities

Dr Audrey Moores, of the Department of Chemistry at McGill University, discusses some of the challenges in green chemistry today and how her team is working to overcome them. Dr Audrey Moores’ research group at McGill University, Canada, works at...

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