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Research Headlines - Better drug design: bioengineering and chemical synthesis duo

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

(image) The EU-funded SWEETOOLS project aims to improve our understanding of the role of sugars in human biology. Exploring optimised versions of biosynthesised proteins combined with chemically synthesised drugs could help the development of novel biomedicines and vaccines targeting, for example, influenza.



Research Headlines - Cracking the shell secret to help shellfish farmers

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Shellfish are a significant source of food, yet we know very little about how they make their shells and how environmental factors affect them. The EU-funded CACHE project is finding out how shellfish produce their shells, how this production varies according to their environment, and what this means for the future of shellfish farming.



Research Headlines - Preserving sponge grounds in the North Atlantic

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

(image) EU-funded research into North Atlantic sponge grounds aims to discover unique sponge ecosystems. This should improve understanding of such ecosystems functioning, help predict threats, ensure their sustainable use and assess their links to human well-being.



Research Headlines - Scientists get closer to natural blue pigment

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Demand for natural pigments in the cosmetic and food industry is high, but most blue pigments used in cosmetics and food are still artificial. THE EU-funded BIOVADIA project increased understanding of marennine, the blue pigment in blue diatoms. Research continues and could eventually feed into diverse applications, including use of the pigment and diatoms in cosmetics, medicine and agriculture.



Research Headlines - Model approach to organic fish farming

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Organic aquaculture production is much in demand, but some traditional fish farmers may need guidance on how to make the switch. The ECOFISH project is developing a model and guide that provide just that, helping to set producers on the path to sustainability and added value.



Success Stories - 'Electric' bacteria can purify sewage water - fast

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

(image) Harnessing bacteria that produce electricity and break down organic waste, a European research project is developing a new, environmentally friendly way to purify sewage water in small communities.



Success Stories - Killer bug could deliver medicines

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

(image) A bacterium that causes pneumonia is being redesigned to act as a 'cell doctor' that detects and treats disease from inside the human body.



Success Stories - A fresh splash for Aquaculture

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

(image) In a fish farm in the west of Scotland around 1,000 tons of salmon are bred every year. Marine biologists think today’s European aquaculture can become more imaginative, more profitable, more efficient and more sustainable.