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Closer connection to nature may affect child's health via breastmilk

Green environments in residential areas impact the composition of sugar molecules in breastmilk

20-Jan-2023

A new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland, examined the association between the residential green environment and the individual oligosaccharide profile in the mother’s breastmilk. Oligosaccharides are sugar molecules that are the most common component in breastmilk after lactose ...

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Nanoplastics can move up the food chain from plants to insects and from insects to fish

Novel, metallic fingerprint-based technique to detect and measure nanoplastics in organisms

14-Sep-2022

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that lettuce can take up nanoplastics from the soil and transfer them into the food chain. The concern about plastic pollution has become widespread after it was realised that mismanaged plastics in the environment break down into smaller ...

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Gerresheimer partners with MedTech start-up Adamant Health to revolutionize treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Gerresheimer participates in seed-round of the Finnish MedTech company and university spin-off

15-Jun-2022

Gerresheimer AG and the Finnish start-up Adamant Health Oy partner up to develop a life-changing solution for millions of people worldwide suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The measuring technology and platform in development will address one of the biggest impediments in treating symptoms of ...

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Coffee from lab?

Sustainable coffee grown in Finland

24-Sep-2021

VTT has successfully produced coffee cells in a bioreactor through cellular agriculture. The innovation can help to make the production of coffee more sustainable. The first batches produced by VTT in a laboratory in Finland smell and taste like conventional coffee. With increasing demand and ...

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Bio-based coating for wood outperforms traditional synthetic options

Researchers turn a non-toxic residue into wood coating that resists abrasion, stain, and sunlight.

27-Jul-2021

Due to the global efforts to meet sustainability standards, many countries are currently looking to replace concrete with wood in buildings. France, for example, will require that all new public buildings will be made from at least 50 percent wood or other sustainable materials starting in ...

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An exceptional approach to solving the plastic problem convinced investors

Woodly Ltd. has raised EUR 3 million in growth funding

01-Jun-2021

Woodly Ltd., Finnish developer of wood based plastic, has raised EUR 3 million in growth funding for the commercialisation and internationalisation of their product innovation. “In recent years, plastic has become a bogeyman, the use of which many would like to abandon altogether, or at least ...

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The invisible killer lurking in our consumer products

10-Feb-2021

Our consumer products, such as food, cosmetics and clothes, might be filled with nanomaterials - unbeknownst to us. The use of nanomaterials remains unregulated and they do not show up in lists of ingredients. This is a cause of concern since nanomaterials can be more dangerous than COVID-19 in ...

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Scientists use bacteria as micro-3D printers

Technique creates highly customized structures that could be used in regenerative medicine

16-Nov-2020

A team at Aalto University has used bacteria to produce intricately designed three-dimensional objects made of nanocellulose. With their technique, the researchers are able to guide the growth of bacterial colonies through the use of strongly water repellent - or superhydrophobic - surfaces. The ...

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The combination of plant-based particles and water forms an 'eco' super-glue

25-Feb-2020

In a study published in Advanced Materials, researchers at Aalto University, the University of Tokyo, Sichuan University, and the University of British Columbia have demonstrated that plant-derived cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) can form an adhesive that fully integrates the concepts of ...

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Tailor-made carbon helps pinpoint hereditary diseases and correct medication dosage

New method expands knowledge of carbon-based materials

18-Nov-2019

Sensors manufactured with carbon-based materials can provide uniquely accurate and real-time information on hereditary diseases or the concentrations of drugs in the body. In addition to medicine, carbonaceous materials are used in batteries, solar cells and water purification. Other elements, ...

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