Featured projects

E.g., 24-06-2018
E.g., 24-06-2018
  • Understanding cancer progression to improve treatment

    19/01/2017
    As Europe's population ages, cancer has become the leading cause of death. Therapeutic targeting - changing the activity of a protein or nucleic acid with a stimulus - is of limited use because of the complexity of cancer: changes take place within the tumour cell itself, but also in the cell's microenvironment. An EU-funded project will increase understanding of cancer progression and provide the basis for new, targeted approaches.
    Image of syringe and molecules
  • Sailing towards market-ready, low-energy, zero-emission ships

    18/01/2017
    Using a range of new technologies, EU-funded researchers are on a mission to create greener ships. They plan to cut fuel use and CO2 emissions by 25%, and other emissions (sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter) by 100%.
    Image of pipes leading into the sea
  • Pooling expertise for better research in life and biomaterial sciences

    17/01/2017
    EU-funded PhD programme INCIPIT is pooling expertise from different research institutes and non-academic partners, providing innovative training and transferable skills to researchers in the fields of life and biomaterial sciences.
    Image of scientists looking at molecules
  • Discover the unknown

    13/01/2017
    How can we explore the inside of a volcano? What are the conditions in caverns deep beneath the earth surface? FET Open project Phoenix seeks to get information about places where humans have no or only extremely difficult access
  • Creating the computing experts of the future

    11/01/2017
    What do research on personalised medicine, work towards safer aircraft, understanding turbulence and unravelling the structure of matter have in common? They all require high performance computing (HPC). An EU-funded project is creating the experts we will need to find the answers to these and other global questions using HPC.
  • A possible treatment for severe sepsis undergoes clinical test

    05/01/2017
    EU-funded project SEPCELL will conduct a clinical trial of a stem cell treatment for patients with severe sepsis caused by a severe form of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. The trial is one of a series of steps in assessing whether the treatment is safe and efficacious for patients with this life-threatening disease.
  • A FEAT of earthquake research

    22/12/2016
    The sudden earthquakes that hit the headlines can be catastrophic. However, much slower ruptures release energy more safely. An EU-funded researcher is identifying how these little-understood slow ruptures occur, their precursory signals and how they are linked to fast earthquakes - information that could one day help develop early warning systems.
    Image of seismograph
  • A targeted approach to treating osteoarthritis

    22/12/2016
    Nanocarriers are tiny substances that can be used to transport other materials, such as drugs, to specific areas of the body. The EU-funded TARGETCARE project plans to use them to treat joint and intervertebral disc diseases - improving patients' mobility and quality of life.
    Image of xray scan of body
  • An in-depth look at the EU's response to transboundary crises

    22/12/2016
    How should the EU respond to ongoing and future crises? The EU-funded research project TransCrisis seeks to advance understanding of the EU's capacity to handle transboundary emergencies.
    Image of hands touching in a circle
  • Diamonds could help slow climate change

    22/12/2016
    Researchers are building a diamond-based device that can remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and transform it into valuable chemicals, including fuel.
    Image of industrial chimney with smoke

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