By-products from the beer industry can be used in agriculture to improve soil quality and increase crop yields, according to a study published by a team of Spanish researchers (1).
Archive for May 2021
A new algorithm combining data from quick memory quizzes and a simple blood test can predict with great accuracy which patients will develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future, according to
Intermittent fasting seems an effective way to improve long term memory retention and generate new nerve cells in adult mice, according to a study from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology
If biodiversity continues to decline in freshwater environments at the current rate – which is higher than the extinction event that killed off the dinosaurs – the damage may take
EU report supports changes in legislation with the potential to allow gene editing in agriculture (1). However, the debate is ongoing, and organic farmers want to continue to label products
Weedkiller glyphosate blocks the symbiotic relationship between bacteria and insects, according to a new study published in Nature (1). Insects exposed to glyphosate no longer receive essential compounds, like amino
New Genomic Techniques (NGTs): the European Commission Opens the Door. An Historical Challenge for French EU Presidency.
On April 29, 2021, the European Commission (EC) opened the debate on the regulatory status of New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) in the European Union (EU) by publishing a position paper.
World awaits for temporary relaxation of intellectual property rights to vaccines against COVID-19
Contrary to the position of the pharmaceutical industry, the procedures of forced transfer of licences should not be treated as a violation of patent rights, as they are, to a
Old antibiotic colistin may hold the key to treat superbugs, reveal researchers from Imperial College London, UK (1). Researchers finally unveil how this antibiotic can punch holes and destroy some
In the midst of the Farm to Fork (F2F) debate and the renegotiation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Scientist gives the floor to Pierre Pagesse, one of