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06/05/2015
You can’t see it, you can’t touch it, nor is it something you could hear, taste or smell. Dark matter is all around us, and its mass produces measurable gravitational effects. Other than that, it interacts with the visible universe even less than previously thought, according to the results of recent EU-funded research. Read more
22/04/2015
Language is at the heart of everyday communication. But we don’t all understand language in the same way, with prior information, age and cognitive ability playing a key role. An EU-funded network is studying how people in different ability and age groups perceive language. Its projects are developing tools and training software that could help people with disorders like autism communicate better. Read more
24/02/2015
The European Union (EU)-funded project PRO-NEST has paved the way towards novel therapies to prevent prostate cancer, which is the third most common cause of cancer for males in Europe. New diagnostic tests and treatments to curb the disease are now in the pipeline, and expected to become available within the next 10 years. Read more
06/02/2015
Possible applications of traditional Chinese medicine in cancer treatments have been identified thanks to EU-funded research. The research team targeted some 100 compounds exhibiting potential anticancer activity. These are now being assessed through further research. Read more
06/02/2015
An EU-funded project has expanded our understanding of what causes high blood pressure. The results will help to treat people at risk and reduce heart disease – the number one killer in the world. Read more
09/01/2015
Bridges are an integral part of today's road and rail transport network, but maintaining them puts significant strain on public finances. The EU-funded project Long Life Bridges has found a way to keep them safe at lower cost. It has also built a prototype of a device designed to extend the lifetime of bridge cables. Read more
07/01/2015
Biofouling - or biological fouling - is the build-up of plants, algae and other marine organisms on wet surfaces, which can corrode and damage objects such as ships, pipes, and bridge supports. The issue has long defied engineers and scientists. The EU funded research project SEACOAT has developed a novel green technology that applies special coatings on vulnerable surfaces to control biofouling. Read more
19/12/2014
An internal clock determines many of our bodily functions. The same is true for tumour cells, EU-funded research suggests. This discovery could point the way to a more efficient, personalised approach to cancer treatment. Read more
19/12/2014
Climate change poses new challenges for farmers, and for the scientists who try to predict its effects. An EU-funded researcher has developed a computer model for better predictions of environmental impacts on crops and communities. Read more
16/12/2014
Just as the internet revolutionised the way we use mobile devices, the ‘connected car’ has the opportunity to transform the driving experience. CARMESH, a European Union (EU)-funded Marie Curie project, took the first steps towards a seamless integration of digital life into the car. Read more

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