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21/11/2014
A completely new antibiotic to help combat drug resistance has been discovered by EU-funded researchers. It is now in clinical trials in collaboration with a world-leading pharmaceutical company. Read more
21/11/2014
A detailed picture of European weather patterns over the past decades is now emerging thanks to an EU-funded project to re-analyse historical records. The results will help governments plan for climate change by better understanding past trends and extreme events. Read more
19/11/2014
Soft robotics technologies are becoming a major focus of robotics and hold great promise to become a cutting-edge for the development of systems for a wide range of new applications especially in those areas previously forbidden to rigid robots. RoboSoft is a FET Open Coordination Action that aims to bring together and consolidate the soft robotics community to enable the accumulation and sharing of crucial knowledge needed for scientific and technological progress in this field. Read more
19/11/2014
EU-funded researchers have developed a concept for a novel satellite-based navigation network to improve traffic flows and safety along Europe’s congested maritime and inland waterways. Through the exchange of vessel data, the network could help reduce accidents and enable European ports to increase efficiency. Read more
17/11/2014
When it comes to renewable energies, wind and solar power have already become staples of our electricity mix. Wave and tidal energy could be next in line. EU-funded researchers are already making waves, aiming to help industry cut costs and increase reliability with innovative decision-making software. Read more
13/11/2014
Professor Michela Chiappalone is a neuroscientist at the Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). She is also the coordinator of the BRAIN BOW FET Open project aiming to connect in vitro neuronal assemblies to an artificial system for restoring the lost neuronal functionality. In this interview she tells us about her experience, as a researcher involved in a FET project. Read more
13/11/2014
Can we crack the code used by neurons to encode and transmit information? Can we use our knowledge of the neural code to improve the communication between brain and machines? These are the questions that SI-CODE addresses, aiming to make a big leap forward in improving the understanding of the code used by neurons to transmit information with potential applications in innovative brain machine interfaces (BMIs). Read more
12/11/2014
Using digital machining, companies can turn a digital design into an object with the click of a mouse. An EU-funded project has come up with a new and innovative way to do this, bringing the technology within reach of smaller companies with limited budgets. Read more
06/11/2014
Chronic neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's, are all characterised by an inflammatory reaction within the brain. Until now, some of the factors behind this reaction have been unclear; however a European research fellow has identified a molecular system that contributes to the mechanisms regulating the progression of neurodegeneration. This could potentially lead to new therapeutic treatments to effectively combat the condition. Read more
05/11/2014
An EU-funded project has mapped the possible outcomes of upcoming global negotiations to curb greenhouse gas emissions – from success to failure. The project’s work aims to help leaders achieve a new global pact on how to limit global warming to agreed targets – good for the environment and our future well-being. Read more

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