Research Headlines - Making society more active through government policy

Health and life sciences - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 02:00
Modern lifestyles can make it challenging to exercise daily. While doing more takes individual resolve, governments can lend a helping hand by building environments and by providing access to facilities that can help make physical activity part of the daily routine. The EU-funded REPOPA project took research about physical activity to real-life policymaking to make a more active society a reality.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Insights tying bone cells to rheumatoid arthritis

Health and life sciences - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 02:00
An EU-funded project has generated new insights into the causes and development of rheumatoid arthritis, directing efforts towards earlier detection, prevention and the idea of inducing tolerance to this chronic and debilitating disease. Follow-up reearch includes new studies to further explore this 'tolerance' challenge and progress on a new antibody detecting device.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Giving MS sufferers a better quality of life

Health and life sciences - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 02:00
Although significant progress has been made in recent years in developing medication that slows the progression of multiple sclerosis, there has been little effort to treat the daily symptoms of the disease. The EU-funded MS Fatigue_Therapy project is doing just this, measuring fatigue and investigating potential treatments.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Cracking the shell secret to help shellfish farmers

Health and life sciences - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:00
Shellfish are a significant source of food, yet we know very little about how they make their shells and how environmental factors affect them. The EU-funded CACHE project is finding out how shellfish produce their shells, how this production varies according to their environment, and what this means for the future of shellfish farming.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Community engagement drives Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

Health and life sciences - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 02:00
To ensure the right person takes an Ebola trial vaccine at the right time in Sierra Leone, an EU-industry funded project is employing a combination of low-tech and high-tech community engagement strategies. Today, 450 adults and 96 adolescents are successfully enrolled in a two-stage vaccine trial.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Using science to select prize pigs

Health and life sciences - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 02:00
The EU-funded MARKTHEPIG project is using pioneering genetic research techniques to uncover why particular physical traits occur in certain pigs. The project is expected to advance precision livestock breeding techniques and could lead to a more profitable yet sustainable EU pig-breeding sector.
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Research Headlines - Weighing the evidence: insights from European childhood obesity study

Health and life sciences - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 02:00
Child obesity is not a challenge families can tackle on their own, say EU-funded researchers. Following a five-year study involving thousands of children, they conclude that governments must do more to help.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Brain mapping techniques aim to improve epilepsy diagnoses

Health and life sciences - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:00
Novel computing tools and advanced algorithms developed by EU-funded researchers are leading to next-generation electroencephalography technologies to help doctors map brain activity and diagnose disorders faster and more accurately.
Categories: European Commission

Success Stories - Robots interact with children to help with their diabetes

Health and life sciences - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 02:00
Diabetes is a serious challenge for many children and teenagers. Their well-being depends on various decisions that they have to take throughout the day. Can electronic games be of any help?
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Scientists get closer to natural blue pigment

Health and life sciences - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 02:00
Demand for natural pigments in the cosmetic and food industry is high, but most blue pigments used in cosmetics and food are still artificial. THE EU-funded BIOVADIA project increased understanding of marennine, the blue pigment in blue diatoms. Research continues and could eventually feed into diverse applications, including use of the pigment and diatoms in cosmetics, medicine and agriculture.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - A new approach to tackling drug-resistant bacteria

Health and life sciences - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 02:00
An EU-funded project has found a potential new way to target drug-resistant bacteria, and it is hoped that the initiative's drug discovery platform will lead to more ground-breaking discoveries - with the potential to save lives.
Categories: European Commission

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Events - eStandards Final Conference - 26-27 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Health and life sciences - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:00

The eStandards consortium is pleased to announce the eStandards Final Conference. This two-day event will take place in Brussels hosted by CEN TC251 at the CEN-CENELEC premises, Avenue Marnix 17, on June 26-27, 2017.

You are invited to think of a global eHealth ecosystem where we all enjoy timely safe and informed health anytime anywhere and interoperability assets fuel creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation.

In this eStandards conference, you will be part of in-depth discussions on the future of eHealth Standards that really impact the digital future of health. We will present the core elements of the final eStandards roadmap and discuss the way to create a new generation of eHealth standards that nurture Trust and Flow, strengthen Europe’s voice, and enable co-creation in interoperability with trusted dialogs on health, costs, and plans to meet great expectations for large-scale eHealth deployment.

eStandards that help move forward with large-scale eHealth deployment in Europe, stepping forward from current best practices and employing the tools of the digital age will be discussed in four focus areas: (e) patient summaries for emergency and unplanned care (b) identification of medicines (c) chronic disease management (d) european reference networks for rare diseases Stay tuned!

Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Anti-bacterial gel fights infection in knee and hip replacements

Health and life sciences - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 02:00
EU-funded project develops special coating for bone implants that cuts the risk of infection and minimises the need for further surgery, potentially benefitting thousands of patients across Europe.
Categories: European Commission

Success Stories - Test identifies best treatment for respiratory tract infections

Health and life sciences - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 02:00
An EU-funded project has developed new tests to quickly determine whether a respiratory tract infection is viral or bacterial and whether it shows resistance to antibiotics, helping doctors prescribe the right treatment for patients while curbing the overuse of such life-saving drugs.
Categories: European Commission

Success Stories - How robots can enhance the lives of Europe's elderly citizens

Health and life sciences - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 02:00
Seventy-nine year old Isabel Neto shares her home with Hugo, a robot that's been designed to improve the quality of life for elderly people living alone. How, and to what extent, is that possible?
Categories: European Commission

Success Stories - Could a 'smart mirror' replace your doctor for disease diagnosis?

Health and life sciences - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 02:00
When you look into a Wize Mirror, it looks back at you. It is a prototype of a smart mirror that detects disease symptoms.
Categories: European Commission

Events - Biopharma meets IT: PERMIDES MatchMaking Lunch in Heidelberg - 12 July 2017, Heidelberg, Germany

Health and life sciences - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 02:00

On 12 July, biopharma SMEs and IT SMEs are invited to a matchmaking lunch at Heidelberg’s Technology Park.

Up 15 biopharma companies can pitch their project ideas and needs, followed by the presentation of up 15 IT companies highlighting their services and references.

The matchmaking with potential partners will be facilitated by a 1:1 speed-dating format. PERMIDES (Personalized Medicine Innovation through Digital Enterprise Solutions) is a H2020 project organized by 3 biopharma and 3 IT clusters from Germany, Austria and Norway.

The project aims at bringing together European SMEs from the biopharmaceutical and IT sector to develop of novel digital solutions addressing challenges along the biopharma value chain.

Biopharma SMEs can benefit from innovation vouchers with a value of up to EUR 60,000 and IT SMEs can benefit from this funding via collaborations with one or more biopharma partner.

PERMIDES offers travel support (max. 200€ for national, max. 1.800€ for international travels) for SMEs participating in the workshop.

Categories: European Commission

Success Stories - Smart Fashion: What do our clothes say when they talk to us?

Health and life sciences - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 02:00
What we wear says something about our personality - but what if our clothes and accessories could also tell us about our health? A smart shirt prototype can keep track of how much the wearer eats or drinks. Soft textile sensors in the collar monitor the neck muscles to inconspicuously detect swallows.
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