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24/10/2014 - 16:26
Much as we try to evade it, age catches us all. But are there ways to reverse or slow down the ageing process at a cellular level? An international project examining the biological changes that occur inside our bodies looked at the role of stem cells in organs and tissues, which could lead to a radical new understanding of ageing. Read more
24/10/2014 - 16:10
The European Union (EU) has maintained a very rich scientific and technological relationship with its largest neighbouring country, Russia. In fact, since 2005, both the EU and Russia have committed to creating a “Common Space on Research, Education and Culture”. The BILAT-RUS and ERA.Net RUS projects are two key initiatives for developing this “Common Space”. Both projects have strived for durable partnerships and bilateral research programmes between the EU and Russia. Read more
21/10/2014 - 19:40
Is a cancer treatment working? Often doctors won’t know for months. By developing a new technique that quickly reveals a tumour through its metabolic consumption of glucose, an EU-funded project has reduced that delay. This gives doctors precious time in which to switch to a more effective treatment if necessary – potentially saving lives. Read more
21/10/2014 - 16:52
Tsunamis are not very frequent events, but they can have a terrible impact on human life and on the economy of a country. They occur as a result of earthquakes, usually at the bottom of the sea. But at present such earthquakes cannot be foreseen. Read more
21/10/2014 - 13:53
EU-funded researchers have produced groundbreaking proposals to prevent railway suicides and reduce service disruption. The proposals, if adopted, could not only save lives, but also money and time for both railway companies and passengers, they say. Read more
16/10/2014 - 14:21
Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture. Feeding the world without damaging the environment is the focus of World Food Day 2014 – and the goal of several EU-funded research projects. Read more
13/10/2014 - 13:39
Flight trials have demonstrated technology that gives aircraft fast connectivity to multiple data sources. While passengers get fast internet, pilots and flight computers can access real-time air traffic information and communicate more easily with the ground and other planes. And it is the first research project in Europe to demonstrate a new wireless protocol developed specifically for the air industry. Read more
13/10/2014 - 11:50
It takes a brave person to step outside their comfort zone. Scientist Gillian Hendy is braver than most. She left a job and postponed a wedding in Ireland to do research at the world-renowned Langer Lab (USA). During her time there, she has learnt whole new biological processes, braved hurricanes, and thanks to hard work could well have found a material that can speed up nerve regeneration in damaged limbs. Read more
13/10/2014 - 11:42
The demand for wood products and services is increasing worldwide due to economic and climate policy driving forces. It is therefore imperative for experts in forestry research to develop a common framework which could facilitate interactions between different areas of expertise and the exchange of scientific knowledge. Read more
13/10/2014 - 11:19
Sun-fired pollution-eating nano-fibres, novel night-vision devices, super waterproofing materials … these are just some of the applications that award-winning Hungarian scientist Dr Imre Miklós Szilágyi came up with in his EU-supported nano-science project exploring new materials and techniques at the molecular level. Read more