Hope emerges for women with debilitating hormonal disorder 

Recent research findings may help ease an illness that causes enlarged ovaries. By Vittoria D’Alessio When Emelyne Heluin of France was diagnosed at the age of 17 with a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with cysts, her symptoms included weight gain, hair loss, fatigue and pain. She was forced to quit her longtime hobbies … Read more

Shining light on an aggressive brain cancer

EU research is uncovering ways to treat a deadly tumour on the rise around the world. By  ANTHONY KING Brain surgeons need steady hands as well as cool heads. Now they’re getting a helping hand from researchers in Europe to fight a fatal type of brain cancer called glioblastoma. A Danish biotechnology company named FluoGuide led … Read more

To tackle wildfires, researchers in Europe team up with frontline forces

The EU is seeking to limit growing threats from blazes through the use of satellites, artificial intelligence and unmanned aerial vehicles. By  JACK MCGOVAN Picture the following scene on the French island of Corsica: a local fire service uses a special surveillance camera to detect smoke in the area, quickly declare the outbreak of a blaze … Read more

Clothing manufacturers aim to get fashionable with greener practices

Clothes made from recycled textiles are emerging in Europe, highlighting new business opportunities that also reduce the industry’s environmental footprint. By  SOFIA STRODT Two textile plants in southern Finland point to the future of the industry. At the sites in Espoo and Valkeakoski, pre-treated textile waste is turned into a cellulosic fibre that looks and feels … Read more

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