The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - comprising some 3,000 scientists worldwide - recently came forward with its 4th assessment of global climate change.
Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize has increased the awareness of one of the most pressing issues of our time, global climate change.
A team of EU-funded researchers has worked out the structure of a membrane protein, which is responsible for transmitting messages from the outside of the cell to the inside.
The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN; formerly the Central and Eastern European Harm Reduction Network - CEEHRN) has warned of a hidden hepatitis C epidemic.
Nordic countries, with the notable exception of Denmark, have the highest cancer survival rates in Europe, according to a study published in The Lancet Oncology journal.
The chemical composition of stars that host planets has persuaded astronomers that planetary debris falling onto the outer layer of the star produces a detectable effect in a dwarf star.
Helping the blind to see is the driving force behind the researchers of the EU-funded EVI-GENORET (European Vision Institute - Functional Genomics of the Retina in Health and Disease) project.
The complex mechanism of this ancient astronomical clock has been reconstructed thanks to high-resolution X-ray tomografy analysis.
By using the RNA interference technique (RNAi) for which the American scientists Andrew Fire and Craig Mello won the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology this year, a German team led by Alexander Pfeifer of the University of Bonn has been able to prolong the life expectancy of mice infected with Scrapie.
A team of Israeli and American linguists described a new Sign Language spontaneously originated over a span of 70 years in a Beduin village in Negev's desert. Al Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language offers a unique opportunity to study the birth of a language in real time.