Taking the bite out of snake venom

More effective treatments for snakebites that afflict millions of people worldwide every year are emerging from EU research. By  Michael Allen In November 2023, police in the southern Dutch city of Tilburg issued an alert about an “extremely venomous” snake that was two metres long and had escaped from its confines. The green mamba was … Read more

High stakes: the Arctic test of sustainable development

EU researchers are helping policymakers reconcile competing demands in a region full of natural resources, beauty and tradition. By  Bárbara Pinho Above the Arctic Circle in Finland’s municipality of Inari, the largest and most sparsely populated region of Finnish Lapland, leading sources of income are tourism and the cold-climate testing of cars, tyres and components. The … Read more