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21/08/2014 - 14:30
Looking in the mirror in the morning can help us assess when we are under the weather. Now researchers are using modern technology to capture information about physical appearance to assess the state of health of elderly people. Read more
21/08/2014 - 13:37
The MSCA is launching its second edition of the MSCA prizes for past and current FP7 Marie Curie Fellows. The deadline for application is 21 September 2014. Read more
20/08/2014 - 16:11
Asthmatics already know that certain weather conditions can leave them short of breath. If sufferers of this and other diseases had access to an alert system warning of environmental conditions that could put them at risk, lives might be saved. The EO2HEAVEN project has done the groundwork for such a system. It is already in use to some extent in Germany, South Africa and Uganda. Read more
19/08/2014 - 19:04
HighTech Europe team has created a pioneering network to channel scientific and technological advances to benefit the European food sector. Read more
14/08/2014 - 02:00
Europe takes a leading role in combatting climate change, cutting its emissions and helping forge global consensus to address the problem. European action on this front includes research to learn more about weather systems across the planet, as two recent European Union (EU)-funded projects show. Read more
13/08/2014 - 16:36
The role of the media in guaranteeing that citizens have the information and tools they need to fully engage with democratic processes has been put into the spotlight in recent years. While the freedom of journalists and media organisations to report the truth has largely been taken for granted in democratic societies, new challenges and difficulties are raising new questions about how these freedoms can remain resilient. Read more
13/08/2014 - 12:26
The European Union (EU)-funded project SEXUAL SELECTION has shed light on why shorebirds reverse parenting roles, with males carrying out the child-care duties. The study reports that an imbalance between the number of males and females triggers the change - when there is a higher ratio of males to females. The research is the first supporting the idea that sex ratio plays an important part in the evolution of role reversal in shorebirds, which could have implications for humans as well. Read more
11/08/2014 - 17:35
ImpactMin project team developed new methods and tools for monitoring the environmental impact of mining using remote sensing. Read more
11/08/2014 - 16:55
Many lung cancer patients have trouble breathing – and if they can’t be cured, the struggle for air can become a relentless ordeal. Pulmonary stents – tubes inserted in the lung – can help. EU-funded researchers are taking this technique another step ahead with a new type of stent designed to improve and potentially extend the lives of people going through the final stages of the disease. Read more
11/08/2014 - 14:21
Forest-based industries have long been a significant part of the European economy, converting wood into pulp, paper, cardboard, energy and a range of other wood-derived products. However, the side-streams of these industries contain a potential treasure-trove of valuable materials which have not been fully exploited so far. These materials include precious compounds known to have anti-cancer properties, which have in effect been discarded as waste. Read more