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

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

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

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

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.
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Research Headlines - Tools for better pancreatic cancer surgery

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.
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Research Headlines - How slime is breaking the biosensor mould

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

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.
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Research Headlines - Different brain disorders, similar psychosocial problems

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

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.
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Research Headlines - Early intervention and nutrition key to fighting dementia

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.
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Events - CompBioMed Conference 2019 - 25-27 September 2019, London, UK

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00

The conference is organised by the Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine (CompBioMed), aimed at nurturing and promoting the uptake and exploitation of high performance computing within the biomedical modelling community.

Located at the Institute of Engineering and Technology London: Savoy Place, the CompBioMed Conference 2019 will combine a venue with innovative catering and spectacular views of the River Thames with an exciting programme of relevant symposia and world-renowned plenary and invited speakers, proposed and secured by our International Organising Committee.

In addition to the conference, we have an associated event at the London Science Museum.

Categories: European Commission

Events - Save the date! Open Info Day, Horizon 2020 - 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' - 3 July 2019, Brussels (Charlemagne building), Belgium

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 02:00

With the principle of 'better health for all' at its core, Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 1 (Health, demographic change and wellbeing) focuses on:

    •  personalised health and care •  infectious diseases and improving global health •  innovative and sustainable health systems •  decoding the role of the environment (including climate change) for health and wellbeing •  digital transformation •  cybersecurity in health and care

Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 work programme for 2020 (2020 Health calls) will be expected to offer calls for proposals with an overall budget of about €650 million. Funding opportunities will be presented at the Open Info Day on 3 July.

Registrationss will open shortly on this website.

Related to the Open Info Day, but as a separate event, the EU-funded project Health-NCP-Net 2.0 is organizing a free of charge Partnering Event on 4 July in Brussels which is meant to assist you in finding the right project partners for the upcoming 2020 Health calls.

Registration via the NCP website will open shortly.

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Research Headlines - Enhancing radiotracers for better disease diagnosis

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 02:00
Biomedical imaging has revolutionised medicine, granting doctors a window into miniscule molecular and cellular processes inside the body. An EU-funded project helped to expand the view, developing innovative radiochemistry concepts and techniques that could lead to earlier diagnosis of diseases - saving lives.
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Research Headlines - Viral gene therapy could treat incurable disease

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00
EU-funded researchers have conducted the first successful trials of an innovative gene therapy to treat a rare and debilitating metabolic disorder, using a small and innocuous virus as a carrier for genetic information to correct the functioning of liver and muscle cells.
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Research Headlines - Greener chemical processes for a sustainable industry

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00
The EU-funded ENACT project has used a combination of computer simulation and experimental validation to develop more efficient and sustainable chemical processes for the energy and pharmaceutical sectors - good for the environment, health, and the EU's competitiveness.
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Research Headlines - Greater specialised support for multinational clinical trials

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00
Multi-country clinical trials have significant advantages but the practicalities of setting them up and managing them can be daunting. An EU-funded project involving 23 countries contributed to the ongoing development of an infrastructure that offers hands-on support and boosts Europe's capacity for life-saving research.
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Research Headlines - 'Nano-vehicle' to deliver life-saving drugs

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00
Many modern drugs are less effective than they could be because they are blocked by the body's own defences. EU-funded researchers have devised ways to bypass these barriers to get drugs to where they are needed.
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Research Headlines - Making healthcare better connected

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00
Wearable sensors for at-home rehabilitation or detection of an irregular heartbeat... An EU-funded project is training students to transform healthcare in today's hyperconnected world, helping them harness the power of technology to keep patients out of hospital, cut costs and even save lives.
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Research Headlines - Creating more responsive, intuitive prosthetics

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00
Using advances in electronics and software, a team of EU-funded researchers is developing new ways to control upper limb prosthetics. Their goal is to improve and facilitate the everyday lives of amputees.
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Research Headlines - Drug therapy tailored to your genes

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00
Your response to a drug depends, in part, on your genetic make-up. An EU-funded project is developing a system to help doctors take into account a patient's genotype when prescribing treatment, for safer and more effective therapy.
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