Table of contents
Outer appearance, inner self
Envelope and frontier, our skin protects us, betrays our emotions, displays our ethnic or cultural origins, and is part of our seduction toolkit.
A worrying spectre
Skin cancers are becoming more lethal by the year. Alongside the necessary preventive measures, research is offering promising new therapies.
The skin: meeting-place of medical specialties
Status report on European dermatology by Lars French and Martin Röcken, both experienced dermatologists, and both at once clinicians and researchers.
Research in the skin
A leading force in the cosmetics world, L’Oréal invests massively in basic research. With impressive advances in the public health to its credit.
Without him, the structures of European Research would probably not be where they are today. Spotlight on former French research minister Hubert Curien.
EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA
Focus on the European Research Area, a cornerstone of the Lisbon process, but for many still an obscure European initiative.
The state of knowledge on endocrine disruptors, pollutants that alter the hormonal functions of humans and most animals.
Has Africa joined the already bulging ranks of CO2 emitters? Or could it instead take advantage of its absorption capacity?
For Chris Ewels, research is a living adventure that uses the most innovative communication tools. Just look at the Nano2Hybrids European project, in which he is an enthusiastic partner.
Recycled tyres to replace virgin rubber in high added value products. Instructions for use.
Do firms handle their ‘corporate performance’ image factors well? Not really, according to RESPONSE project researchers
IMAGE OF SCIENCE
Dang'cing Sol'Art Flowers, an installation of around 1 000 flowers, combining 12 different colours and including a photovoltaic solar mechanism.