Research Headlines - New processes for safer medicines

Health and life sciences - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 02:00
The EU-funded CORE project is helping to develop safer, more effective medicines by improving the processes pharmaceutical companies use to separate mirror-image pharmaceutical molecules, which will boost the industry's efficiency and competitiveness.
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Research Headlines - New dual-action weapon in war against antibiotic resistance

Health and life sciences - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 02:00
An organic molecule composed of simple sugars could become a potent weapon in the fight against rising antibiotic resistance, according to EU-funded researchers who have developed a novel, targeted drug-delivery technique to treat deadly tuberculosis and other lethal pathogens.
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Research Headlines - Seeking better treatments for endometriosis patients

Health and life sciences - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 02:00
EU-funded researchers are studying the molecular mechanisms behind endometriosis in the hope of finding new treatment options for the millions of women around the world who suffer from the chronic inflammatory disease.
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Research Headlines - New cameras to make X-rays safer for patients

Health and life sciences - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:00
CT scans have revolutionised the fight against human illness by creating three-dimensional images of the body's inner workings. Such scans, however, can deliver high doses of radiation. Now EU-funded researchers have built special cameras that limit radiation while delivering images vital for patient health.
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Research Headlines - Taming terahertz radiation for novel imaging applications

Health and life sciences - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 02:00
An underexploited band of the electromagnetic spectrum is set to enable new imaging systems that are capable of peering into complex materials and the human body, thanks to innotivative research in an EU-funded project.
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Research Headlines - Energy-saving nano-surfaces inspired by nature

Health and life sciences - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 02:00
More efficient, longer-lasting machine and vehicle components, improved medical implants and novel fluid control technologies are just a few of the potential applications emerging from an EU-funded project inspired by the unique ways in which the skins of some animals interact with water.
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Horizon Europe - Commission launches work on major research and innovation missions for cancer, climate, oceans and soil

Health and life sciences - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 02:00
Today, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas officially launched the work on five major European research and innovation missions that will be part of Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme.
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Research Headlines - Biomaterial breakthrough offers hope to diabetes patients

Health and life sciences - Thu, 07/04/2019 - 02:00
A special capsule that shields transplanted insulin-producing cells from a recipient's immune system represents a cost-effective improvement in treatment for diabetes patients. The biomaterials developed and put through preclinical trials by an EU-funded project could also have other applications, such as repairing organs.
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Research Headlines - Research to help battle breast cancer

Health and life sciences - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 02:00
The ability to control key forces that drive biological functioning would be a boon for a number of medical fields. With a focus on breast cancer, an EU-funded project is bringing together different research communities to work towards understanding and controlling cellular mechanics.
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Research Headlines - Population-scale DNA test paves way to personalised medicine

Health and life sciences - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 02:00
Estonian citizens could become significantly healthier following the launch of a pioneering nationwide DNA testing programme. The aim is to provide tailored treatment, preventive care and lifestyle advice, building on the work of an EU-funded project that is making personalised medicine effective and affordable for all.
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Research Headlines - Applied nanotechnology to improve cancer monitoring

Health and life sciences - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 02:00
An EU-funded project is supporting innovative nanotechnology research, with a platform for improved cancer monitoring among its successes. This promises earlier and more cost-effective detection of cancers and can guide individualised therapeutic approaches.
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Research Headlines - New lab seeks supramolecular solutions for gene therapy

Health and life sciences - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 02:00
A new EU-funded laboratory in Romania has given researchers a head start in applying the insights of supramolecular chemistry to biomedical applications such as gene therapy, tissue engineering and drug delivery.
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Research Headlines - Fast, life-saving tests for small labs

Health and life sciences - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 02:00
Finnish firm Mobidiag has received a EUR 25-million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to accelerate development and commercialisation of its fast, life-saving tests for small laboratories. The support, provided under the European Fund for Strategic Investments, adds to a previous EUR 15 million EIB loan extended under the InnovFin Infectious Diseases Finance Facility under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme.
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Research Headlines - Boosting mobility for better health

Health and life sciences - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:00
The sedentary nature of modern life has had a noticeably detrimental effect on both physical and mental health. An EU-funded project has highlighted how to boost the wellbeing of Europeans by linking transport and health policies.
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Research Headlines - Implanted capsule promises long-term relief from Type 1 diabetes

Health and life sciences - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 02:00
People suffering from Type 1 diabetes are set to benefit from an innovative therapy being developed in an EU-funded project that promises to restore the body's ability to regulate blood sugar via a small bioengineered implant.
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Events - PECUNIA Satellite Workshop - registration open - 17 July 2019, Basel, Switzerland

Health and life sciences - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 02:00

The H2020 project PECUNIA (ProgrammE in Costing, resource use measurement and outcome valuation for Use in multi-sectoral National and International health economic evaluAtions) is organising an interactive workshop on validating the methodological approach developed in the course of the project and on drawing up a roadmap for the further work plan. Health economists with interest and expertise in economic evaluations and costing studies are invited to join this Satellite Workshop.

PECUNIA is a collaborative effort to develop standardised multi-sectoral costing and outcome assessment methods and tools for health economic evaluations that are harmonized across different countries and economic sectors.

It aims to tackle the healthcare challenges of an ever-growing and rapidly ageing population in the EU by developing new standardised, harmonised and validated methods and tools for the assessment of costs and outcomes in European healthcare systems.

Comparing and exploiting data across different countries and sectors, PECUNIA aims to provide direct comparable solutions to improve chronic and mental healthcare in all EU health systems.

Programme and registration for the workshop: www.eventbrite.com/e/pecunia-satellite-workshop-tickets-60201953664

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Research Headlines - Brain-controlled prosthetics - from science fiction to reality

Health and life sciences - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 02:00
EU-funded researchers and industrial partners are developing a system that allows a person to control the movement of a prosthetic hand simply by thinking of commands. A patient recently underwent surgery to implant some of the project's ground-breaking technologies.
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Research Headlines - Network advances research on infectious animal diseases

Health and life sciences - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 02:00
Infectious animal diseases represent a serious threat to farm animals as well as to humans' public health. An EU-funded project is building a transnational network of bio-containment research facilities, industry partners and international organisations that allows for safe research on high-risk pathogens causing highly contagious animal diseases.
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Events - Young Researchers Event: Ebrains - A platform for collaboration in digital neuroscience - 9 July 2019, Belgrade, Serbia

Health and life sciences - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 02:00

The human brain is a multi-level and highly complex system that produces, processes and transmits information in an incomparable manner.
Researchers and scientists from all over the world strive to decode the mechanisms underlying this unique system.
The European Human Brain Project plays a pioneering role in neuroscience research, uniting experts from various fields in the aim to build a collaborative platform for computational neuroscience.

This event is open to the entire scientific community but especially targets early-career researchers.

The programme provides an overview of interdisciplinary efforts towards collaboration for the advance of digital neuroscience and offers ample opportunities for participants to exchange information and knowledge with peers as well as renowned experts.

Registration deadline: 14 June 2019

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Research Headlines - Microscope-on-a-chip focuses on super-resolution viewing

Health and life sciences - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 02:00
An EU-funded project is developing a super-resolution microscope small enough to fit on to a computer chip that can be used to see changes in living cells in real time. Potential applications include a wide range of science and research fields, as well as consumer goods, with the innovation potential to strengthen European industry.
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