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Avatars help schizophrenia patients silence tormenting voices

People with schizophrenia are volunteering for a European research project to help the control and perhaps even silence the tormenting voices in their heads by confronting a computer avatar of…

People with schizophrenia are volunteering for a European research project to help the control and perhaps even silence the tormenting voices in their heads by confronting a computer avatar of…

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New ray of hope for premature babies

A Milan hospital is testing new optical technology to monitor the flow of oxygen in the brain of premature babies.

A Milan hospital is testing new optical technology to monitor the flow of oxygen in the brain of premature babies.

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Replacing animal testing with cultured human cells

Animal testing raises sometimes violently passionate debate and opposition, but for medical research surely it is sadly unavoidable? Perhaps not for much longer if European scientists' research bears

Animal testing raises sometimes violently passionate debate and opposition, but for medical research surely it is sadly unavoidable? Perhaps not for much longer if European scientists' research bears

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The future of food technology

In a special edition of Futuris, we investigate how scientists and engineers are helping farmers and food entrepreneurs across Europe.

In a special edition of Futuris, we investigate how scientists and engineers are helping farmers and food entrepreneurs across Europe.

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An old technology revisited to save lives at sea

Monitoring the Mediterranean to save the lives of drifting refugees is currently a hit-and-miss affair, needing an expensive armada of vessels to ensure lives are saved. But there are never enough shi

Monitoring the Mediterranean to save the lives of drifting refugees is currently a hit-and-miss affair, needing an expensive armada of vessels to ensure lives are saved. But there are never enough shi

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Could optical fibre sensors save lives?

When driving on a road embankment, we hope that it won’t collapse under the wheels of our vehicle, but how certain can we really be?

When driving on a road embankment, we hope that it won’t collapse under the wheels of our vehicle, but how certain can we really be?

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Scientists fear deep-sea mining

Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare

Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare