Research Headlines - Conscious awareness... Think about it!

Health and life sciences - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 02:00
What is conscious awareness? An EU-funded study went looking for answers to this eternal question using advanced technology. The findings provide insight into what motivates or interests people, and the perception process behind powerful neurological drivers of human behaviour.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Understanding the power of art on the brain

Health and life sciences - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 02:00
The power of a painting to trigger myriad emotional and cognitive responses has been recognised throughout history. But how and why art has such a profound effect on our brains is a mystery that is only now starting to be unravelled, thanks to EU-funded research.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - E-health solutions to support cancer rehabilitation

Health and life sciences - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 02:00
Active rehabilitation has emerged as a powerful tool in cancer care. However, its full potential to help restore survivors' functional capacity, boost their quality of life and possibly even reduce the risk of recurrence has yet to be tapped. EU-funded researchers are looking into e-health solutions to take the technique another step further.
Categories: European Commission

Events - ICPerMed Conference 2018 'Personalised Medicine in Action' - 20-21 November 2018, Berlin, Germany

Health and life sciences - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 02:00

The first ICPerMed Conference 'Personalised Medicine in Action' will take place on 20-21 November 2018 at the dbb forum in Berlin, Germany.

The main focus of this conference is to present best practice examples of successful implementation of personalised medicine approaches. This is complemented by high-level keynote talks addressing different aspects of personalised medicine.

The conference will start in the morning of November 20 at 9:00 AM and will finish on November 21 at 2:00 PM.

Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - A more efficient way of designing proteins

Health and life sciences - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 02:00
Thanks to the algorithms that are being developed by an EU-funded project, scientists have an easier time finding the information they need to more efficiently design new proteins that can be used, for example, in the development of new medicines.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - New light on sub-Saharan nutrition research

Health and life sciences - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 02:00
Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa still suffer from high rates of malnutrition, despite international efforts to address the issue. An EU-funded project brought together African researchers and stakeholder organisations to define research priorities that could improve results and strengthen the continent's capacity in this field.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Assistive technology offers a helping hand

Health and life sciences - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:00
An EU co-funded research network is working on pioneering assistive technologies which can support independent living and enable choice among those diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and/or autism, in a bid to improve their quality of life.
Categories: European Commission

Events - 3rd Innovation Sessions - Healthcare Systems and Future Therapies - 4 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Health and life sciences - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:00

With the participation of the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, the Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP), in cooperation with the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP), the Portuguese Agency for Innovation (ANI), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Eupportunity, would like to invite you to participate in the third “Innovation Sessions” event, a space to present and debate perspectives on innovative sectors.

The 2018 edition of the Innovation Sessions will focus on Healthcare Systems and Future Therapies. The Innovation Sessions bring together key actors from the European Institutions and main stakeholders from both public and private sector, in an interactive format in view of stimulating the debate and developing partnerships.

The event will take place at the European Economic and Social Committee, in Brussels, from 12h30 to 18h00, including a networking cocktail.

Registration required until 15 May 2018

Categories: European Commission

Events - SC1 Consortium Building Workshop - 18 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Health and life sciences - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:00

The Lithuanian Liaison Office (LINO) together with the Czech Liaison Office (CZELO) are pleased to invite you to the SC1 Consortium Building Workshop around selected topics of the upcoming 2019 calls of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 (SC1- Health, demographic change and wellbeing), which will take place on 18 May 2018 in Brussels at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania (Rue Belliard 41 - 43).

The objective of this hands-on event is to prepare ground for consortia building: to give opportunity to discuss concrete cooperation possibilities, to exchange the expertise and learn from each other.

Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Advanced 3D models improve breast cancer detection

Health and life sciences - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:00
An EU-funded project is developing advanced three-dimensional computational and physical models of breast tumours, providing the medical community with powerful new instruments to tackle breast cancer. The initiative will reveal the possibilities for improved diagnostic techniques for detecting a disease that affects one in eight women in Europe at some point in their lives.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Anti-mosquito innovation boosts malaria battle

Health and life sciences - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:00
In the long-running fight against malaria in Africa, current anti-mosquito measures are reaching their limits. An EU-funded project has developed new ways to protect people and prevent the spread of the potentially fatal disease.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - A breath of FRESH AIR for tackling lung diseases

Health and life sciences - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 02:00
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is now the third leading cause of death worldwide, particularly in low-income settings. EU-funded researchers are working to improve outcomes for populations across the world by ensuring the implementation of best practice based on scientific evidence.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Tapping the full potential of Europe's health data

Health and life sciences - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:00
An EU and industry-funded project is helping researchers tap into Europe's treasure trove of electronic health data, saving them time and money in their quest to cure and develop better drugs for debilitating diseases. The effort has already led to promising findings linked to Alzheimer's and obesity.
Categories: European Commission

Events - UKRO Conference 2018 - 21-22 June 2018, Southampton, United Kingdom

Health and life sciences - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 02:00

Each year the UK Research Office organises a two-day conference aimed primarily at European Liaison Officers, European research managers, Research Councils and policy makers.

The 2018 edition will take place from Thursday 21 until Friday 22 June at the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton, UK. The UKRO Conference 2018 will include a number of expert speakers, predominantly from the European Commission and its Executive Agencies in Brussels, but also from the UK Research Councils.

EU funding practitioners and evaluators will also help to inform and stimulate discussions with the participants. Registration is now open!

Book your place before 20 April 2018 for the early bird rate.

Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Trialling tailored treatments for colorectal cancer

Health and life sciences - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 02:00
An EU-funded project completing pan-European clinical trials on a molecular approach to bowel cancer diagnosis and treatment marks a further step towards personalised and better medical care for patients - potentially saving lives.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Faster future vaccine design

Health and life sciences - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 02:00
Glycoconjugate vaccines provide highly effective protection against disease. But so far, they have been developed by time-consuming trial and error. Now, an EU-funded project is building up knowledge and skills to better design these vaccines in a bid to bring treatments to patients faster and keep European pharmaceutical innovation competitive.
Categories: European Commission

Events - Open Research Data to Support Sustainable Health Initiatives - 24 April 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Health and life sciences - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 02:00

The open science platform - Frontiers - is pleased to announce its second Data Services Workshop organized in collaboration with the EU Horizon 2020 projects OpenMinTed and OpenUp, in which Frontiers is a full partner, and SwissCore, the Swiss contact office for European research, innovation and education in Brussels.

This year’s workshop focuses on the application of open research data to support sustainable health initiatives. Drawing lessons from recent successes in the use of big data and artificial intelligence in data-intensive health research, it aims to discuss policy challenges and actions necessary in Europe to unleash the full potential of open research data in health for the benefit of society.

The event features panelists from leading institutions and companies specializing in this data-driven health research, together with representatives from academic libraries, patient advocacy, research funders, universities and the European Commission.

Categories: European Commission

Events - Open Research Data to Support Sustainable Health Initiatives - 24 April 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Health and life sciences - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:00

The open science platform - Frontiers - is pleased to announce its second Data Services Workshop organized in collaboration with the EU Horizon 2020 projects OpenMinTed and OpenUp, in which Frontiers is a full partner, and SwissCore, the Swiss contact office for European research, innovation and education in Brussels.

This year’s workshop focuses on the application of open research data to support sustainable health initiatives. Drawing lessons from recent successes in the use of big data and artificial intelligence in data-intensive health research, it aims to discuss policy challenges and actions necessary in Europe to unleash the full potential of open research data in health for the benefit of society.

The event features panelists from leading institutions and companies specializing in this data-driven health research, together with representatives from academic libraries, patient advocacy, research funders, universities and the European Commission.

Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Medicine: a view from the Andes

Health and life sciences - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 01:00
What are health, illness and healing? An EU-funded project focusing on indigenous communities in Ecuador is exploring traditional perceptions and the ways in which other cultures affect them. New insights could help inform the design of policies to support migrant or marginalised populations from traditional backgrounds.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Counting carbs from smartphone photos of food

Health and life sciences - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 01:00
Have you ever taken a photo of your meal in a restaurant? Aside from sharing what you are eating with friends on social media, this habit could significantly improve your quality of life if you suffer from diabetes, thanks to an innovative smartphone app developed by an EU-funded project.
Categories: European Commission

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