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  • Therapeutic Properties of Nitric Oxide
    Moisés Luzia Pinto
    University of Lisbon
    Cardiovascular problems are among the more important causes of death in many European countries....
  • Rafts in Our Cells: A New Role for Lipids in the Molecular Organization of Life
    Rodrigo de Almeida
    University of Lisbon
    Lipids are vital components of the membrane that envelop each living cell and include such...
  • From Light to Electricity . . . Through Chemistry!
    Carlos Serpa
    University of Coimbra
    As I enjoy this sunny day, I think to myself: is it possible to use the sun’s entire radiation...
  • Chemistry Against Crime
    Pawel Koscielniak
    Jagiellonian University in Krakow
    The general public believes that the largest role in combating crime is that of the police,...
  • Fishing for Mycotoxins in Food
    David Siegel
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    An example of European consumer protection policy boosting scientific progress. Usually encountered...
  • Blood Thinners: A Double-Edged Sword
    Krzysztof Szczubiałka
    Jagiellonian University in Krakow
      Blood clotting, medically called haemostasis or coagulation, is a very complicated process...
  • Tree-Like Molecules for a Solar Future
    Paola Ceroni
    University of Bologna
    Humankind is facing energy and climate crises because of the massive consumption of fossil fuels...
  • Studying lactic bacteria to tackle drug-resistant pathogenic cells
    Matthieu Masureel
    Université Libre de Bruxelles
    In the early nineties, a team of Dutch researchers discovered a microscopic pump in some bacteria...
  • Eco-Friendly Residues Could Help Plants and Reduce Dietary Deficiencies
    Lourdes Hernández Apaolaza
    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM)
    Image: Experimental setup, with the results for zinc shown. Zinc lignosulfonates showed a better...
  • Intracellular calpain activity: a pointer to disorders of the ageing brain?
    Zoltán Bánóczi
    Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
    Calpain enzymes are precision instruments; they are like a surgeon’s scalpel whereas enzymes found...