Research Headlines - Metamaterials: revolutionising modern medicine

Health and life sciences - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 02:00
The EU-funded ABIOMATER project is developing new metamaterials with properties that can be changed remotely using a magnetic field. This could revolutionise biomedicine and biotechnology, particularly in the fields of optical devices, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, to name but a few.
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Research Headlines - BLUEPRINT for research success in blood disease therapy

Health and life sciences - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 02:00
The EU-funded BLUEPRINT project has generated extensive epigenome data on healthy and diseased blood cells, developed new analysis methods and uncovered new information on how the innate immune system works.
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Success Stories - More sustainable, healthier wine? We'll drink to that!

Health and life sciences - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 02:00
EU-funded researchers have developed new yeast strains, providing winemakers with sustainable options to control vine pests, reduce the use of potentially harmful sulphite preservatives, and create new wine products - including fresh flavours and lower alcohol varieties.
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Research Headlines - Combing through the Polycomb clues

Health and life sciences - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 02:00
How are cell identities created and maintained? How do cells develop? How do they respond to disease? EU-funded scientists are piecing together the puzzle tying certain proteins to DNA in an effort to stamp out cancer and other diseases.
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Success Stories - The robotics helping stroke patients regain balance

Health and life sciences - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:00
Re-learning how to walk normally is an essential part of rehabilitation, especially for patients who have suffered a stroke. In Slovenia, the University Rehabilitation Institute in Ljubljana is testing a unique robot that not only helps people to walk again but also to regain a sense of balance.
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Research Headlines - Reducing harmful emissions from diesel locomotives

Health and life sciences - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:00
The EU-funded ENSPIRIT project is developing an innovative emission abatement system capable of reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution levels and meeting stringent new regulations on particle matter.
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Research Headlines - Screening technology detects cancer in single DNA molecule

Health and life sciences - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:00
A novel approach to analysing DNA for signs of mutation and disease is leading to highly accurate tests for early-stage cancer, antibiotic resistance and genetic disorders, potentially revolutionising diagnostic medicine and saving lives.
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Research Headlines - Making society more active through government policy

Health and life sciences - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 02:00
Modern lifestyles can make it challenging to exercise daily. While doing more takes individual resolve, governments can lend a helping hand by building environments and by providing access to facilities that can help make physical activity part of the daily routine. The EU-funded REPOPA project took research about physical activity to real-life policymaking to make a more active society a reality.
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Research Headlines - Insights tying bone cells to rheumatoid arthritis

Health and life sciences - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 02:00
An EU-funded project has generated new insights into the causes and development of rheumatoid arthritis, directing efforts towards earlier detection, prevention and the idea of inducing tolerance to this chronic and debilitating disease. Follow-up reearch includes new studies to further explore this 'tolerance' challenge and progress on a new antibody detecting device.
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Research Headlines - Giving MS sufferers a better quality of life

Health and life sciences - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 02:00
Although significant progress has been made in recent years in developing medication that slows the progression of multiple sclerosis, there has been little effort to treat the daily symptoms of the disease. The EU-funded MS Fatigue_Therapy project is doing just this, measuring fatigue and investigating potential treatments.
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Research Headlines - Cracking the shell secret to help shellfish farmers

Health and life sciences - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:00
Shellfish are a significant source of food, yet we know very little about how they make their shells and how environmental factors affect them. The EU-funded CACHE project is finding out how shellfish produce their shells, how this production varies according to their environment, and what this means for the future of shellfish farming.
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Research Headlines - Community engagement drives Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

Health and life sciences - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 02:00
To ensure the right person takes an Ebola trial vaccine at the right time in Sierra Leone, an EU-industry funded project is employing a combination of low-tech and high-tech community engagement strategies. Today, 450 adults and 96 adolescents are successfully enrolled in a two-stage vaccine trial.
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Research Headlines - Using science to select prize pigs

Health and life sciences - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 02:00
The EU-funded MARKTHEPIG project is using pioneering genetic research techniques to uncover why particular physical traits occur in certain pigs. The project is expected to advance precision livestock breeding techniques and could lead to a more profitable yet sustainable EU pig-breeding sector.
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Research Headlines - Weighing the evidence: insights from European childhood obesity study

Health and life sciences - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 02:00
Child obesity is not a challenge families can tackle on their own, say EU-funded researchers. Following a five-year study involving thousands of children, they conclude that governments must do more to help.
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Research Headlines - Brain mapping techniques aim to improve epilepsy diagnoses

Health and life sciences - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:00
Novel computing tools and advanced algorithms developed by EU-funded researchers are leading to next-generation electroencephalography technologies to help doctors map brain activity and diagnose disorders faster and more accurately.
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Success Stories - Robots interact with children to help with their diabetes

Health and life sciences - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 02:00
Diabetes is a serious challenge for many children and teenagers. Their well-being depends on various decisions that they have to take throughout the day. Can electronic games be of any help?
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Scientists get closer to natural blue pigment

Health and life sciences - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 02:00
Demand for natural pigments in the cosmetic and food industry is high, but most blue pigments used in cosmetics and food are still artificial. THE EU-funded BIOVADIA project increased understanding of marennine, the blue pigment in blue diatoms. Research continues and could eventually feed into diverse applications, including use of the pigment and diatoms in cosmetics, medicine and agriculture.
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Research Headlines - A new approach to tackling drug-resistant bacteria

Health and life sciences - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 02:00
An EU-funded project has found a potential new way to target drug-resistant bacteria, and it is hoped that the initiative's drug discovery platform will lead to more ground-breaking discoveries - with the potential to save lives.
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