The SESAME project aims to build the very first synchrotron particle accelerator in the Middle East. It just received EUR 5 million funding from the EU, and the new machine, which should be operational in 2016, is under construction in Jordan. It is an ambitious tool for science in the region… but also for peace.
A multi-billion-euro partnership between the EU and the pharmaceutical industry in Europe plans to target the top diseases, as identified by the World Health Organization (WHO), over the next decade.
Dr Tim O'Higgins, coordinator of the EU-funded KnowSeas project, based in Oban, Scotland, argues that implementation of the EU Integrated Maritime Policy will require a delicate balance between the use of Europe’s seas and conservation of the maritime ecosystem.
Extremophile bacteria have adapted to survive inhospitable niches.
A better understanding of sleep pressure could advance therapies.
Sleep expert says that around 10 % of people are at risk of insomnia and employers should invest in therapy for those affected.