Monthly Archives: September 2017

Regenerating tissues with gene-targeting molecules

A synthetic DNA-targeting molecule could pave the way for tissue regeneration. Stem cells can be triggered to change into heart muscle cells by a new method involving synthetic molecules. The…

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms

 A report, Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis, launched today by WHO shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

International Cooperation Agreement between Nepal and CERN

The Government of Nepal and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed an International Cooperation Agreement concerning scientific and technical cooperation in high-energy physics and related areas in Geneva on September 19, 2017.

First steps: returning humanity to the Moon

ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Humans have not returned since Apollo 17 departed in 1972.

The ESA 500: fostering start-up companies to use space technology on Earth

Thousands of new jobs and boosted local economies are the direct results from ESA’s investment in young companies through its business incubation centres, which have now hosted more than 500 start-ups.

An eye for high explosives

Fluorescent polymer points the finger at traces of explosive devices. Bomb plots could be thwarted with the help of a portable system for detecting traces of high explosives using fluorescent…

Engineered Therapy for Blood Clotting Disorder Shows Early Promise

An investigational treatment that mimics a key clotting enzyme is effective, safe, and may one day eliminate the need for blood products for people with the rare, life-threatening blood disease…

Celebrating Herschel’s legacy

This delicate image showing the intricacies of interstellar bubbles and wisps reveals great turmoil in the W3/W4/W5 complex of molecular clouds and star-forming regions. It was taken by ESA’s Herschel Space…

Citizen scientists scour Madison area for invasive jumping worms

From Fitchburg to Governor’s Island and Monona to Middleton, teams of volunteers dispersed across the Madison area Sept. 10 in search of small, pink, wriggling invaders: jumping worms. Hunched over…

Galileos set to fly on Ariane 6

Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets – ESA’s first contract to use Europe’s new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between…

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