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03/10/2014 - 17:51
Most start-up enterprises face growing pains in their early years as scarce resources limit their ability to scale up fast enough, forcing them to operate at the periphery of the market. The European Union (EU)-funded project OrgGrowth is currently addressing this issue by finding ways for new ventures to better manage their scarce resources in the current economy, thus helping improve their chances of success. Read more
03/10/2014 - 17:42
In most European countries migration is particularly managed at the national level. The European Union (EU)-funded project, MIGRATION POLICY, has challenged the way in which research on migration studies is almost exclusively focused on national models and perspectives. The Marie Curie research fellow has shown that regional and city authorities are taking more responsibility in managing migration, thus helping change the way Europeans relate to their governments. Read more
03/10/2014 - 02:00
Boosting your activity levels and doing strength and balance exercises significantly reduces your risk of fractures and falls if you are over 60, according to experts of the ProFouND project - the Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination, a European Commission-funded network aiming to provide the best falls prevention advice to help prevent falls among older people across Europe. Read more
01/10/2014 - 17:13
Conclusions of RoboLaw project on Regulating Emerging Robotic Technologies in Europe: Robotics facing Law and Ethics have been presented at the workshop 'Upcoming issues of EU law', organised by the JURI Committee of the European Parliament Read more
29/09/2014 - 15:23
In the food industry, a cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain that ensures and extends product shelf life. This chain is vital as 60% of the food we eat needs to be kept in cool temperatures to stay fresh. Despite its obvious need, refrigeration uses 8% of all energy and is responsible for 2.5% of greenhouse gas emissions globally. Reducing this energy use and its resulting emissions is crucial. Read more
26/09/2014 - 21:42
How much can we really predict about the impact of climate change on groups of animals, plants, and natural habitats? The EU-funded Ecochange project turned to fossil records to investigate how species respond to even minor changes. Scientists can use this research to design ways to protect biodiversity from climate change. Read more
26/09/2014 - 20:37
Research on stem cells is providing great hope for alleviating a wide range of previously untreatable diseases and injuries. However, in this rapidly evolving field it can be difficult for patients, teachers and the public at large to find reliable, up-to-date information. Read more
26/09/2014 - 20:23
As far as medical research has come towards treating illness and injury, doctors and technicians have yet to develop an artificial hand that can give amputees the sensation of having a natural hand. This could be on the verge of changing. A team of EU-funded researchers has invented a prosthetic hand that has all the basic features of a real hand, and that amputees can actually feel. Read more
26/09/2014 - 17:53
Just like humans, plants have an internal 24-hour clock known as the circadian rhythm. This innate timer helps them regulate their different metabolic processes by synchronising them with the Earth’s day and night cycle. It is also of the utmost importance for healthy plant growth, the European Union (EU)-funded project TiMet (or ‘Linking the clock to metabolism’) has now shown. Read more
26/09/2014 - 17:25
Europe is home to a high proportion of the world's leading animal breeding organisations. Research being carried out by an EU-funded QUANTOMICS project is helping these breeders to remain competitive in global markets. Read more