Research Headlines - Controlling light at the nanoscale thanks to graphene

Health and life sciences - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 02:00
Graphene, an atomically thin lattice of carbon, has many exceptional properties. An EU-funded project is developing ways to use this unique nanomaterial efficiently in novel optical technologies with potential applications in medical imaging, biosensing, signal processing and computing.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Mathematical modellers focus on mouse lens

Health and life sciences - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 02:00
EU-funded researchers have created the first-ever full simulation of the growth of the lens within the eye of a mouse. It has given insights into how the lens develops and the formation of cataracts.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Boosting the fight against drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals

Health and life sciences - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 02:00
An EU- and industry-funded project has built an extensive public-private network to speed up the development of treatments to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause infections in intensive care units, helping address a major issue for hospitals.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Faster, cheaper chemical reactions in miniature

Health and life sciences - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 02:00
Microfluidic bioreactors allow chemical reactions to take place on a very small scale, saving time, money and materials. An EU-funded project has developed microfluidic bioreactor technologies that could lead to a wide range of applications, including innovative medicines.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - EU-Africa... Time to unwrap compatible biobanking!

Health and life sciences - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 02:00
As more and more people travel and global warming paves the way for diseases to spread, human health and welfare are no longer the preserve of single countries, regions or even continents. European researchers teamed up with African partners to bridge the gap in biomedical research and biobanking practices between the regions. Its biobank-in-a-box is now ready to be unwrapped.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Neurodiversity - understanding the legal and social impacts

Health and life sciences - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 02:00
Are neurological conditions like Asperger's syndrome and autism the new frontier of inequality and discrimination? The EU-funded NEDBELS project is investigating the legal and social challenges society faces if it is to be more inclusive of those with such neurological disorders - a concept known as 'neurodiversity'.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Enabling young researchers to pursue careers in biomedicine

Health and life sciences - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 02:00
An EU-funded project is enabling young European biomedical researchers to organise annual scientific symposia, career days and outreach activities. The aim is to connect them with prominent scientists and give them the skills and experience to advance their own careers.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Collaborating against cancer: research drives knowledge sharing

Health and life sciences - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 02:00
Leading European institutes are combining their know-how to advance research into tumour biology, establishing an EU-funded network that promises to contribute to the development of new treatments, insights and technologies to combat cancer.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - New multidisciplinary research centre in Sweden and Denmark

Health and life sciences - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 02:00
A loan backed by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and the European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS) research centre. Its powerful neutron beams will open up opportunities for researchers in a range of disciplines.
Categories: European Commission

Events - European Health Challenges: The role of imaging technology in addressing key biomedical questions of the future - 25 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Health and life sciences - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 02:00

The White Rose Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York are home to some of the top European Centres in Advanced Imaging and Microscopy studying at a macromolecular level the impact of disease on individual cells, using a wealth of first class equipment to conduct world leading biological research.

Hear our panel of experts present their cutting edge research on the use of advanced imaging in the design of new medicines for the future. For the first time, imaging at near atomic level produces amazing pictures of cells actively dividing, incredible detail of organ damage eg to the lungs and investigation of how cells behave when attacked by a virus.

Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Nature and humanity: a revival of the fittest?

Health and life sciences - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 02:00
The EU-funded DIGE project is exploring what happens when a traditional, practical knowledge of plants and animals unified, eroded or centralised by a dominant group, and the impacts on natural resources, health, economies and the well-being of local communities.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Faster diagnosis for patients with serious infections

Health and life sciences - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 02:00
A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank is helping Spanish start-up STAT-Dx develop automated molecular diagnostic tests. Such tests slash the time it takes to detect and treat serious gastrointestinal and respiratory infections in patients in emergency departments and intensive care units.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - A philosophical toolkit for medical ethics

Health and life sciences - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 02:00
Doctors often face ethical dilemmas in their work. One issue is medical complicity - indirectly doing wrong by supporting others' wrongdoing. An EU-funded project has been developing an ethical framework to help doctors make difficult decisions.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Combined vaccine strategy targets both hepatitis C virus and HIV

Health and life sciences - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 02:00
An EU-funded project developed a simple, affordable and effective vaccine strategy to prevent the incidence of both hepatitis C virus and HIV-1. This could significantly increase the life expectancy of people receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Real-time cell imaging technique could transform research

Health and life sciences - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 02:00
An EU-funded team of scientists from Spain, Germany and Denmark is investigating a radical new MRI-based technique for ultra-detailed, real-time imaging of living cells. Results could transform cancer research, neuroscience, biophysics - and more.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Could nanotechnoloy 'rewire' an injured spinal cord?

Health and life sciences - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 02:00
Innovative equipment has been developed to help patients regain control of limbs despite an injury that stops the transmission of signals through the spinal cord. But what if this transmission could actually be re-established? An EU-funded project is working on an innovative implant, but there is still a very long way to go.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Protecting children from dangerous chemicals

Health and life sciences - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 02:00
EU-funded researchers are striving to create a safer and healthier world for future generations by accurately assessing the risks of chemicals associated with developmental disorders, sexual development and growth and metabolism in children.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - New breast screening technology can spot hidden cancer tumours

Health and life sciences - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 02:00
An EU-funded project has advanced breast cancer detection to uncover tumours that are difficult to spot and frequently missed by current technology. The technology could help to save lives and avoid unnecessary biopsies.
Categories: European Commission

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Research Headlines - A crystal-clear way to make crucial drugs more affordable

Health and life sciences - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 02:00
Monoclonal antibodies have emerged as a powerful weapon in the fight against a variety of diseases, including several types of cancer - but producing them remains a costly process. Crystallisation is the way forward, say EU-funded researchers working on an innovation that could make it easier, greener and far more affordable.
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