Research Headlines - Novel approach to empowering women with disabilities

Health and life sciences - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 01:00
Women with disabilities have more difficulties than their male counterparts in finding employment and joining in community life. The EU-funded RISEWISE project is working to identify clear directions for research towards improving the social and economic integration of disabled women.
Categories: European Commission

Events - Brain Research & Tech: How can Horizon Europe improve human brain health and performance? - 6 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Health and life sciences - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 01:00

Understanding and healing the human brain is one of the most exciting challenges of the 21st century. For centuries we have been attracted by the mystery of thought and consciousness, but it is only now that we have the technical and scientific foundation to advance.

Is consciousness fundamental for the emergence of thought? Will Artificial Intelligence need to be conscious? And can we repair our mind once it has been damaged?

Addressing these questions requires boldness, is necessarily interdisciplinary and needs close coordination amongst scientists, clinicians, industry partners and policy makers. In Europe, we decided to accept this challenge and push the frontiers of our knowledge through efforts such as the European flagship Human Brain Project, the European Open Science Cloud, and our investments in High Performance Computing…

But how will we succeed? Aix-Marseille University - AMU, a European leader in brain health and technology, responds together with its scientific and industrial partners across the continent.

Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Human-machine cooperation in healthcare

Health and life sciences - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 01:00
People are increasingly interacting with intelligent technology, as the real and digital worlds become intertwined. An EU-funded project is working to bring new forms of human-machine collaboration into real-life educational settings for healthcare providers that will benefit students, trainers and patients.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Tasty and nutritious food for senior citizens

Health and life sciences - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 01:00
As a person ages, their appetite and physical capacity to eat can diminish. To prevent malnutrition among senior citizens and make eating a pleasure for them, an EU-funded project has developed tasty fruit- and vegetable-based foods adapted to their health needs.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Personalised medicine for disease prevention

Health and life sciences - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 01:00
Medical practitioners are increasingly adopting a 'personalised medicine' (PM) approach involving individually tailored patient care. An EU-funded project is fostering collaboration on PM research and training, with special emphasis on the prevention of chronic diseases.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - A roadmap for wider access to scientific results

Health and life sciences - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 01:00
Open science and new technology, which make research findings freely available to everyone, have revolutionised academic research. An EU-funded project has proposed solutions and recommendations to ensure scientific discoveries are communicated as widely as possibly for the benefit of other researchers, industry and society as a whole.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Creating a culture of excellence in cardio assessment

Health and life sciences - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 01:00
Young researchers are gaining top-level training and exposure to the latest in image-based heart monitoring, assessment and disease diagnosis, thanks to an EU-funded collaboration between industry, clinics and researchers that could lead to better outcomes for cardiovascular patients.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - EU and Indonesian researchers coordinate on community healthcare

Health and life sciences - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 01:00
With a focus on strengthening maternal healthcare service to rural Indonesia, researchers with the Eijkman Institute, in partnership with the EU-funded REACHOUT project, have developed new training manuals geared specifically towards volunteer community health workers.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Empowering research into devastating insect-borne diseases

Health and life sciences - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 01:00
Researchers are gaining unprecedented access to mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies and the diseases they carry, thanks to a groundbreaking EU-funded initiative that pools resources, technology and expertise to counter the world's most devastating insect-borne pathogens.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Infrastructure to accelerate vaccine development

Health and life sciences - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 01:00
An EU-funded project is developing infrastructure to support innovation and accelerate the development of new vaccines. This will enhance European competitiveness in this field and bring major societal benefits.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Designer proteins for new bio-tech applications

Health and life sciences - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 01:00
An EU-funded project has developed a technique to design and synthesise highly stable proteins. The approach enables proteins to be made from scratch, tailored to carry out specific tasks for advances in fields such as biomedicine and biotech - boosting Europe's competitiveness.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Particle physics tools to push the boundaries of knowledge

Health and life sciences - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 01:00
Detectors at the accelerators of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) help answer big questions about the Universe and support advances in fields such as medical technology. An EU-funded project is fostering collaboration on detector development to boost such scientific progress.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Global network of research infrastructures promotes bioimaging technologies

Health and life sciences - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 01:00
Advanced imaging technologies are revolutionising biological and biomedical science. An EU-funded project enabled researchers worldwide to better access cutting-edge biological and medical imaging technologies, to accelerate the great societal benefits this technological revolution will provide.
Categories: European Commission

Events - Successful R&I in Europe 2019 - 10th European Networking Event - 14-15 February 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany

Health and life sciences - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:00

For the tenth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects.

The series of events has been a great success with over 2600 participants since 2009. The networking event will be structured in parallel workshops focussing on seven topics:

    • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM) • Energy • Circular Economy • Life Sciences • Transport • Innovative Public Procurement (PCP/PPI)

Giving a short presentation (ideas and/or results) or finding a partner by talking to decision-makers opens doors for new research and innovation projects in Europe with a focus on Horizon 2020.

Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Coordinated global virus collection to boost disease control

Health and life sciences - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:00
Virus collections are vital resources for understanding the basis of diseases and formulating control strategies. An EU-funded project is developing an easily accessible global archive of pathogens - a way of boosting research into protecting human and animal health.
Categories: European Commission

Health - Commission establishes €100 million partnership to boost research into rare diseases

Health and life sciences - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:00
Millions of Europeans suffering from one of the many rare diseases will have a new hope for improved diagnostics and better treatments and care, resulting in enhanced quality of life. This is thanks to a new research partnership launched by the European Commission.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Boosting our defence against deadly Klebsiella pneumoniae

Health and life sciences - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:00
With a better understanding of how Klebsiella Pneumoniae evades our body's immune system, researchers with the EU-funded U-KARE project are developing new treatments based on boosting our defences against the potentially deadly disease.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - New insight into how the brain develops

Health and life sciences - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:00
Humankind has always had a fascination with the brain - how it develops, how it works and how things can go wrong. By tracking a neuron's path through the brain, neuroscientists with the EU-funded MOMECODE project have given us new insight into how the brain develops.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Demystifying immunity in the bladder

Health and life sciences - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 01:00
The EU-funded UPECBCG project set out to study the bladder's immune system, with the aim of advancing our understanding of UTI and bladder cancer to improve treatment of these diseases.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Rogue 'protein factories' point to potential cancer treatments

Health and life sciences - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 01:00
Cells are packed with proteins, encoded by the recipes in our genes. An EU-funded researcher has discovered key differences in protein production between healthy cells and tumours, revealing exciting potential avenues for the development of future cancer treatments.
Categories: European Commission

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