Groundbreaking research reveals origins of high-energy cosmic particles

Researchers at Tohoku University have discovered that mellow supermassive black holes play a significant role in the origin of high-energy cosmic particles.

UK to further support of international neutron research centre

The UK government, alongside the governments of France and Germany, has agreed to maintain their support of a world-leading neutron research centre for a further ten years.

Groundbreaking steps towards the direct detection of dark energy

Researchers have determined the possibility that dark energy – the mysterious force that causes the Universe to accelerate – has been detected.

Evidence towards a ‘new physics’ beyond the Standard Model of particle physics

Towards a ‘new physics’: calculations made by scientists at the University of Bonn support the hypothesis that the Standard Model of physics should be extended.

The collecting of motion related and physiological field data quickly

The Movesense sensor platform brings new tools for tracking movement and body physiology in research projects. Movesense is an open sensor development platform from the Finnish sports watch brand Suunto. The platform allows researchers and scientists to tailor research specific...

Smart cotton against chemical weapons

Dr Mohamed M Chehimi explains how catalytic fabrics can be developed to destroy chemical weapons and warfare agents. Chemical weapons constitute a real danger (or lethal threat) for humanity. Despite the recommendations of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical...

Towards a better understanding of age-related neurodegeneration

Researchers at the University of Manchester outline the role of prominent metabolic dysregulation in age-related neurodegeneration in the human brain – a metabolic basis for dementia with potential therapeutic implications. In this article, we provide an overview of recent discoveries...

The Education and Fiscal Citizenship Project in the Lusophone area

ISCAL and IDEFF Professor Clotilde Celorico Palma outlines the measures being taken in Portugal to improve citizens’ awareness of the social function of taxation through the Education and Fiscal Citizenship Project. Fiscal Education consists of a method of teaching and...

Accurate Monitoring of Cardiovascular Activity

Abdelhak M Zoubir and Michael Muma of Germany’s Technische Universität Darmstadt, discuss robust signal processing and accurate monitoring of cardiovascular activity in the service of human wellbeing. Signal processing encompasses the fundamental theory, applications, algorithms, and implementations of processing information...

A trailblazer for therapeutics

EUSA Pharma discusses its innovative approach to sourcing multi-use oncology therapeutics, enabling patients to embrace life and proving a clear competitor in the therapeutics market. EUSA Pharma is a rapidly growing commercial stage oncology company, focused on bringing innovative drugs...

A new method to map the dopamine system in Parkinson’s patients

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has developed a new imaging method to examine the dopamine system in the brain of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter responsible for the control of movements. The...

Value-based management in long-term healthcare

A multidisciplinary team of Portuguese researchers is developing a value-based management model to be applied in long-term healthcare units. Countries all over the developed world are currently struggling to cope with increasing healthcare costs. In the specific case of long-term...

Functionalising drug development and treatment selection for solid tumour cancers

BioMarker Strategies introduces SnapPath®: a fluidics-based diagnostic system that enables automated and standardised ex vivo interrogation of live solid tumour cancers. The pharmaceutical industry is rapidly moving beyond the development of single-target agents guided by single-biomarker tests to the development...

A STRONG approach to sports science R&D

The Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, Health and Human Development at the University of Beira Interior, Portugal, explores sport sciences research and development. The Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development (CIDESD)...

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