Top 10 most-read news articles 2016 Wageningen University & Research

Top 10 most-read news articles 2016 Wageningen University & Research

It's that time of the year again. This is our list of most-read news articles in 2016:
  • August 10, 2016
    A breakthrough in combating malaria with odour-baited trap for mosquitoes
    The use of a newly-developed mosquito trap incorporating human odour has resulted in a 70% decline in the population of the most significant malaria mosquito on the Kenyan island of Rusinga. After the introduction of the odour-baited traps on the island the proportion of people with malaria was 30% lower among those living in houses with a trap compared to people living in houses who were yet to receive a trap. The study was published today in The Lancet, a leading scientific journal. Prof. Willem Takken led the three-year study with Wageningen University & Research scientists and researchers from the Kenyan International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).
    A breakthrough in combating malaria with odour-baited trap for mosquitoes
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  • October 13, 2016
    NTU Ranking 2016: Wageningen again best agricultural university in the world
    Wageningen University is the best agricultural university in the world according to the National Taiwan University Ranking 2016. UC Davis and Cornell University are placed second and third.
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  • August 25, 2016
    Nutrition app for consumers helps scientists gain new knowledge
    Wageningen University and Research centre launches the FoodProfiler app today. This app provides information on who, what, when, why and how food is eaten. After completing their profile, users see what type of eater they are as well as the areas they should pay attention to.
    Nutrition app for consumers helps scientists gain new knowledge
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  • February 17, 2016
    Wageningen publishes method for selecting plants with better photosynthesis
    Scientists from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands have developed the first ever method for accurately and simultaneously measuring the photosynthesis of nearly 1,500 plants over the course of several weeks. The method can help plant breeders more reliably select plants with an efficient photosynthesis. The scientists published the method – which uses a high-tech image analysis robot called the Phenovator, designed by WUR – in the scientific magazine Plant Methods. In addition to photosynthesis, the robot also measures the growth and movements of plants throughout the day and night. Besides plant breeding research, the equipment has major potential for fundamental scientific research into the improvement of photosynthesis in plants.
    Wageningen UR publishes method for selecting plants with better photosynthesis
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  • November 15, 2016
    Keuzegids 2017: Wageningen University & Research named best Dutch university for twelfth consecutive time
    Wageningen University & Research has once again been ranked the best university by the Dutch university information guide Keuzegids. Nearly all of Wageningen's Bachelor’s programmes received the 'Top Programme' designation, with a score of 76 or higher. Of particular note is the explicit mention of Wageningen's combination of outstanding education and excellent research.
    Keuzegids 2017: Wageningen University & Research named best Dutch university for twelfth consecutive time
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  • September 9, 2016
    WUR: forget the CAP and involve all stakeholders in a Common Agriculture & Food Policy
    The insight that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) needs to be revised is widespread. Most stakeholders emphasise the need for sustainability instead of a focus on agricultural productivity goals. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) takes it one step further during the Mansholt Lecture in Brussels today. The CAP should be developed into a broader Common Agriculture & Food Policy. This is needed to cope with five major challenges of society: food and nutrition security & safety, climate change & water and energy use, ecological impacts, healthy diet for a lifelong healthy lifestyle, and inequality. These challenges cannot only be solved by the farmers, but also need the commitment and behavioural change of all the other players in the food chain, including the consumer. From breeding to eating, so to say.
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  • January 7, 2016
    Insects are a sustainable source of omega-3
    Insect oil is a possible new source of the healthy omega-3 fatty acid. Insects make fatty acids by nature and can live on organic waste. Wageningen University examines which insects can best be used for oil and what their optimal diet should be.
    Insects are a sustainable source of omega-3
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  • September 2, 2016
    Dinner of Mars and moon vegetables well received
    A lovely dinner from ‘Mars’. The first meal ever based on vegetables grown in Mars and moon simulant soils provided by NASA was prepared and heartily consumed on Tuesday the 30th of August. Students of Rijn IJssel Vakschool and Wageningen University prepared the meal and served it to guests at the hotel ‘De Nieuwe Wereld’ (The New World).
    Marsdiner Wageningen UR
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