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07/05/2015
Lung cancer is the leading killer of all cancers worldwide. The outcome depends heavily on when the disease is diagnosed. But therapeutic strategies are also key, and those currently available are only making modest inroads into mortality rates. The EU-funded project WINTHER set out to improve methods for predicting the efficacy of drugs in cancer patients in a ground-breaking new approach to targeted therapies. Read more
07/05/2015
A group of European ambulance services, academic healthcare research bodies, hospitals and other healthcare organisations will design and build a 21st century prototype emergency ambulance vehicle which will allow frontline clinicians to provide more high-level patient care on-scene, and thus help reduce the number of unnecessary hospital transports currently made by ambulance services across the EU. Read more
06/05/2015
Effective, evidence-based policy-making requires contributions from various sources. So-called ‘knowledge brokering instruments’ can boost the sharing of the necessary information and knowledge between stakeholders, policy and science. Choosing water policy as the focal point, the EU-funded project PSI-CONNECT put knowledge brokering activities to the test. Read more
06/05/2015
Sewage may not look like a particularly precious resource, but it is home to phosphorus and other products, such as metals and biogas. EU-funded researchers are developing and demonstrating more efficient ways to extract these, turning waste into a valuable and renewable resource, creating new opportunities for companies and reducing its impact on the environment. Read more
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
05/05/2015
An EU-funded project is developing tasty, nutritious and filling food to help people control their weigh. Among the project’s contributions so far – it has created a screening platform that allows researchers to collect data on food elements that satiate appetites. The approach provides an opportunity for food manufacturers to create new, competitive products for the market. Read more
05/05/2015
EU-funded researchers have created a unique database and screening tools to monitor the levels of contaminants in seafood and their effects on consumer health. Coupled with rapid screening tools, their work promises to greatly improve the food safety of each fish, shellfish and mollusc on European dinner tables. Commercial application of the screening tools is potentially on the table. Read more
04/05/2015
How can we guarantee the integrity of existing buildings while continuing to develop urban spaces? Professor Debra Laefer's ERC-funded project tackles fundamental problems at the interface between new engineering undertakings and building conservation. The research team will draw on a largely unmined data source to create a system to predict the degree of damage likely to be sustained by buildings as a result of tunnelling. Read more
29/04/2015
The consortium of Demo ShopInstantShoe project presented the results in Villena, Spain, at Calzamedi’s facilities. A new adjustable female shoe based on a new memory shape composite leather/nithynol material, is now available! The new material allows fitting the shoe to the foot shape, after getting anthropometric measurements through the Shopintantshoe portable scanner and modifying it through the “Shoptool”, a machine that completes the process directly into the shop. Read more
29/04/2015
Strong and reliable authentication is key in our digital society. The existence of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs), the technology that implements the electronic fingerprint of devices, has been demonstrated by the PUFFIN FET project in standard devices. The applications for mobile phones are now implemented by its SME partner Intrinsic-ID. Read more

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