Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing

17/01/2017
What’s your action plan? If you are planning to run the marathon or just go for a walk, chances are that your approach is completely different. We want to give you some ideas on how to increase your outreach and learn from successful EU-funded projects. Read more
Image of test tubes with fluid
17/11/2016
Implantation of a prosthesis involves complex surgery conducted in a sterile environment. Still, sometimes implants get infected with dangerous bacteria. The consequences can be very serious. Why does this happen and what can be done to prevent it? Read more
From 10/05/2017 to 12/05/2017
The coming eHealth Week 2017 will discuss topics such as 'Cross-border exchange of personal health data: from policy to practice' and 'European Reference Networks: how digital health helps'. Read more
01/12/2016
Via Ignazio Silone, 60035, Jesi, Ancona (Italy)
On 1 December the final event of the Leonid project will take place. This project received funding through the SME Instrument of Horizon 2020 and developed a so far successful diagnostic device for lung cancer. Read more
Summary of the Personalised Medicine Conference 2016
27/10/2016
The Personalised Medicine Conference 2016 attracted 600 participants on site and over 2000 online. The report addresses the broader policy perspective and challenges by showcasing both integrated healthcare models in Member States and business approaches which involve patients more directly in their healthcare. Read more
21/10/2016
The European Union, through the Horizon 2020 programme, is investing €45 million in research to combat the outbreak of the Zika virus disease and other emerging infections transmitted by mosquitoes. The significant funding from the EU's research and innovation programme will support research on treatments, diagnostics and vaccines, as well as better risk assessment for Zika. Read more
20/10/2016
Researchers of the EU-funded Sound of Vision project have won the Best Paper Award at XXI CIM, the 21st Colloquium on Music Informatics. The project is working on digital solutions that create and convey an auditory representation of the surrounding environment. This could assist visually impaired people. Read more
Picture of stethoscope
03/10/2016
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Early detection can prevent heart failure and other complications, but screening is currently time consuming. EU-funded researchers are looking to change this with a cost-effective tool capable of detecting a patient’s risk of heart failure from their saliva. Read more
AirPROM lungs
01/09/2016
The EU-funded AirPROM project has demonstrated how an integrated approach, involving computer modelling, measurement and clinical validation, can accelerate the development of new therapies and improve existing methods. The outcome is a new asthma pill that has the power to dramatically reduce the severity of the condition. Read more
PAL robot
24/08/2016
The PAL project and its eHealth and mHealth tools (a social robot, its avatar and an app) provide support to children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and their parents. The project already received a lot of positive feedback, according to project coordinator Rosemarijn Looije in her blog post. Read more

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