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Improving Milk Quality from the Farm to the Table - Professor Ronald Erskine, Michigan State University

July 19th, 2019



The US dairy industry has undergone major restructuring over the past couple of decades, with growing herd sizes and an increased reliance on labour from outside the family. These changes have brought about new …

Protecting the Brain - Dr Mary Logan Dr Sean Speese, Oregon Health and Science University

July 19th, 2019


  Our nervous system has such an important function in our body that neurons have their own bodyguards. Known as glial cells, they protect brain cells against injury and prevent damage. Dr Mary Logan and Dr Sean Speese, …

An Education in Sustainability Achieving a Climate-Neutral University – Dr Oliver Opel, West-Coast University of Applied Sciences

July 12th, 2019


Dr Oliver Opel of the West-Coast University of Applied Sciences in Germany reports on how Leuphana University was transformed into a climate-neutral and environmentally sustainable campus. In the face of accelerating …

Unsustainable global consumer demands drive primate extinction – Dr Alejandro Estrada and Dr Paul A Garber

July 12th, 2019


Global market demands for forest-risk commodities such as soy, palm oil, beef, rubber, metals, minerals, gemstones and fossil fuels from Central and South America, Africa and Asia have increased significantly over the …

Combatting Corrosion in Heating and Cooling Systems - Dr Oliver Opel, West-Coast University of Applied Sciences

July 4th, 2019


Water heating and cooling systems have become incredibly efficient in recent years, but unfortunately, their pipes and components provide ideal …

Tailoring Cannabis to Create Medicine for the Masses - Dr Andrea E. Holmes, Precision Plant Molecules

June 28th, 2019



Cannabis is a plant that remains largely stigmatised, along with people who consume or condone it. However, Dr Andrea Holmes and her colleagues at …

Traditional Equilibrium Models Lead to Inaccurate Predictions - Dr Yousef Haseli, Central Michigan University

June 28th, 2019


Equilibrium is the cornerstone of industrial chemical processes, especially when optimising chemical production. But what if the equilibrium models that engineers use to predict product yields under different conditions …

A New Model for Developing Students’ Deep-Learning Skills – Dr Yianna Vovides, Georgetown University

June 21st, 2019


Online education has recently experienced a surge in popularity, and this trend is set to continue. Through online learning, individuals who are …

Harnessing Genetics for Sustainable Fruit Production – Dr Vladimir Orbovic, University of Florida

June 21st, 2019


People are becoming increasingly aware about the health benefits of eating a diet that’s rich in fruit and nuts. However, farmers are struggling to meet the increasing demand, due to crop damage caused by climate change …

Astym Therapy – A Novel Treatment for Painful Scar Tissue

June 21st, 2019


Scar tissue formed after surgery or injury often ends up being painful and limiting movement for patients. Although there are a number of possible …

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