Research Headlines - Versatile nanoparticles take aim at complex bone diseases

Health and life sciences - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 02:00
Multifunctional nanoparticles being developed by EU-funded researchers are set to revolutionise treatments for complex bone diseases, enabling novel therapies for hundreds of millions of people worldwide suffering from bone cancer, bacterial bone infections and osteoporosis.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Understanding human and parasite interactions

Health and life sciences - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 02:00
Whipworms are soil-transmitted parasitic worms that infect about 700 million people in the tropics and sub-tropics. An EU-funded project worked to better understand its interactions with human epithelial and immune cells, in the hope of identifying new treatment possibilities and alleviating suffering.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Bioactive scaffold regenerates arteries from within

Health and life sciences - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 02:00
EU-funded biotechnology researchers have developed a novel treatment for atherosclerosis, the narrowing and hardening of arteries that is the leading underlying cause of death and disability in Europe.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Be bold and be passionate: Nobel physicist's message to young scientists

Health and life sciences - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 02:00
Nobel Laureate Gérard Mourou helped create the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever generated by humankind, opening up new areas of research and leading to breakthrough medical and industrial applications. EU funding has supported his ongoing work, contributing to a remarkable career which he hopes will serve as an inspiration to budding scientists.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Sensitive magnetometer gets a speed boost

Health and life sciences - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:00
An EU-funded project has demonstrated how highly sensitive magnetometers can be adapted to make faster and more precise measurements than was once thought possible - an example of Europe’s new focus on quantum technologies.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Jellyfish: out of the ocean and on to the menu

Health and life sciences - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 02:00
Sun, sea, sand and... jellyfish. Beach holidays have become a risky pursuit as jellyfish populations have exploded in warming seas worldwide in recent years. But thanks to EU-funded researchers, these gelatinous blobs could become a valuable resource - as food, ingredients in medicine and cosmetics, and even as a means to counter pollution.
Categories: European Commission

Events - 3rd HBP Curriculum Workshop Series – New Horizons in Brain Medicine: From Research to Clinics - 3-5 July 2019, Innsbruck, Austria

Health and life sciences - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 02:00

The aim of this interactive workshop is to introduce and deepen the understanding of brain medicine for non-specialists with the most recent advances in research of neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Lectures and tutorials by international experts will report the state of the art of research and treatment of brain diseases.

Hands-on examples and practical tools and methodologies will be presented during a visit to lead laboratories at Medical University Innsbruck.

A student brainstorming session will be organised to allow exchange about concepts and methods. Application is open to the entire student community and early career researchers, regardless of whether they are affiliated with the Human Brain Project or not.

All early-career scientists are encouraged to participate and it is aimed to achieve equal representation of all sexes.

Application deadline: 29 May 2019

Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - More accurate testing for diagnosing dementia

Health and life sciences - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 02:00
Cognitive evaluation is a major pillar of detection and diagnosis of neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia. An EU-funded project has helped enhance the effectiveness of cognitive tests, benefiting patients, their families and society.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - New vistas for survey charting Europe's topography of age

Health and life sciences - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 02:00
If you want to know how Europeans experience retirement and age, why not ask them? A research infrastructure named SHARE has been doing just that, collecting a wealth of data for studies that produce invaluable insights for policymakers. An EU-funded project has expanded the scope of this biennial survey.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - A fast, accurate and life-saving approach to diagnosing sepsis

Health and life sciences - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 02:00
EU-funded researchers have developed three innovative devices that will help doctors to diagnose sepsis more quickly and with greater precision, save lives and improve patients' chances of recovery from the deadly disease.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - CAR-T cell therapy advances treatment for multiple myeloma

Health and life sciences - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 02:00
Multiple myeloma is a rare and incurable type of cancer that affects cells in the bone marrow called plasma cells. An EU-funded project is using revolutionary cell technology to tackle multiple myeloma, developing a viable and commercially attractive treatment for it and other rare diseases.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Faster rare anaemia research

Health and life sciences - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 02:00
An EU-funded project has developed a blood-cell analysis device that helps doctors and scientists better understand the causes and mechanics of rare forms of anaemia - potentially speeding up the development of new treatments adjusted to the needs of patients with these diseases.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Fast, life-saving tests for small labs

Health and life sciences - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 02:00
Finnish firm Mobidiag has received a EUR 15-million loan extended by the InnovFin Infectious Diseases Finance Facility under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme. Provided by the European Investment Bank, the loan is accelerating the development of fast, life-saving tests for small laboratories.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Improving disease detection through ultra-high-field MRIs

Health and life sciences - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 02:00
The widespread adoption of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revolutionised clinical medicine, and the revolution has not stopped. Scientists in an EU-funded project are exploring ways to make MRIs even more effective - aiming to help patients get the best possible treatment through early disease detection.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Tools for better pancreatic cancer surgery

Health and life sciences - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 02:00
Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death. Technology from an EU-funded project could guide surgery to remove pancreatic tumours and target post-operative radiotherapy to cancerous cells, improving patients' chances of survival.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - How slime is breaking the biosensor mould

Health and life sciences - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 02:00
An EU-funded project is using slime mould to produce accessible sensing devices with a wide range of applications, including environmental monitoring and health - helping European industry become more competitive in the growing biosensor device market. The devices can also be used for citizen science applications.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Discovery of biomarkers brings new hope for heart health

Health and life sciences - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 02:00
Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, but identifying those at high risk remains difficult. EU-funded research has helped identify new biomarkers that will improve diagnosis and lead to new and better treatment options.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Different brain disorders, similar psychosocial problems

Health and life sciences - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 02:00
A wide variety of conditions can affect the brain, complicating patients' interaction with the world around them. Although the psychosocial difficulties faced by people living with such illnesses are often underestimated, an EU-funded project has revealed they are often similar across a wider range of mental disorders. Thus, more general and cross-cutting approaches can help to mitigate a wide range of common disease-associated psychosocial problems. Greater awareness of this should help improve patient care.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Novel drug delivered direct to brain may halt Parkinson's

Health and life sciences - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 02:00
A clinical study led by EU-funded researchers is administering a promising Parkinson's drug to the first human patients - delivering it directly to the brain using an innovative drug device.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Early intervention and nutrition key to fighting dementia

Health and life sciences - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00
EU-funded researchers have shown that a daily medical nutrition drink can help to stabilise everyday cognitive and functional performance in elderly people.
Categories: European Commission

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