Research Headlines - World-first test to reduce post-surgery risks to brain health

Health and life sciences - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 02:00
Any surgical procedure can be risky, especially for older people. To minimise the dangers, EU-funded researchers have developed the world's first personalised test to assess the risk of patients developing post-surgical sensory and cognitive disorders, allowing doctors to choose the safest treatment.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Lab-grown neurons pave way for precision medicine

Health and life sciences - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 02:00
Using neurons grown from stem cells, EU-funded researchers are revealing more about mutations that lead to autism, schizophrenia and intellectual disability which researchers hope will lead to new drug targets for personalised medicine.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Stopping the spiral from ADHD into depression and obesity

Health and life sciences - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:00
EU-funded researchers are investigating the causes and consequences of ADHD with the aim of improving the lives of patients and reducing their risk of developing linked disorders such as depression and obesity.
Categories: European Commission

Press Centre - EU-funded scientist among Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine

Health and life sciences - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 02:00
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2019 has been awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Cutting alcohol consumption in middle-income countries

Health and life sciences - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 02:00
WHO reports show that more than 3 million people died from alcohol-related illness in 2016, yet low-cost interventions to measure how much people drink can lead to major reductions in heavy consumption. The EU-funded SCALA project promises significant results by introducing some of these techniques in Latin America.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - An app to keep elderly heart patients active and independent

Health and life sciences - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 02:00
Older people recovering from cardiac problems regularly miss out on life-changing rehabilitation. An EU-funded project has harnessed new technology to include this often-forgotten population.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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.
Categories: European Commission

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