Considering a career in particle accelerators? One woman’s success story

Dr Sandra Biedron, Research Professor at the University of New Mexico and former Argonne physicist, spoke to The Innovation Platform’s Georgie Whitworth to discuss...

The power of particle accelerators as research infrastructures

Dr Sandra Biedron, a Research Professor at the University of New Mexico and former Argonne physicist, spoke to The Innovation Platform’s Georgie Whitworth to...

The Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility: The high-intensity frontier

The Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility is set to be a source of unprecedented fluxes of neutrons and radioactive nuclides. High-intensity neutron beams and large...

Groundbreaking research reveals the speed of magnetising a material

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Lancaster University, have discovered the speed of magnetising a material.  The research team consisted of scientists from...

The evidence for noise-induced cardiovascular disease

Thomas Münzel MD, of Johannes Gutenberg University, sets out the evidence behind traffic noise-induced cardiovascular disease and suggests how it could be mitigated. The global burden of disease has shifted within the last decades from communicable, maternal, perinatal, and nutritional...

The Image Data Resource – publishing big image data online

Jason Swedlow, Open Microscopy Environment, University of Dundee, UK, discusses publishing big image data online. Access to primary research data is vital for advancing science. It facilitates the validation of existing observations and provides the raw materials to build on...

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...

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...

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