My-AHA (my Active and Healthy Ageing) project aims to reduce frailty risk by improving physical activity and cognitive function, psychological state, social resources, nutrition, sleep and overall well-being.
FrailSafe will combine state of the art information technologies and data mining techniques with high-level expertise in the field of health and ageing. The project is funded by the European Research programme Horizon 2020 and will last three years.
The EU-funded LEMCOTEC project used a technological approach to build a more efficient aero-engine, helping to ensure Europe's aviation sector not only reaches its ambitious carbon emission targets, but exceeds them.
A Nordic-French Event will be organized on 12-13 May, 2016, at the premises of the Research Council of Norway, to present and discuss the upcoming H2020 calls on rare diseases in the 2017 call from the Societal Challenge 1 – Health, demographic change and wellbeing programme.
The objective is to generate more H2020 applications targeting these calls. The seminar is open to all parties interested in rare diseases.
The objectives of the brokerage event are to present the 2017 topics of the European Union’s NMBP Work Programme 2016 – 2017 of the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020” and to prepare future co-operations between participants.
Registration is now open for the Info Week on Societal Challenge 2 Calls 2017,which will take place on 27-29 June 2016 in Brussels. Registration will close on 10th June, or earlier if the maximum capacity is reached before the closing date.
Acetylsalicylic acid, most commonly known as aspirin, was already part of the Egyptian pharmacopeia, used also in ancient Greece and in the Middle Ages to break fevers. Taken all over the world to kill pain and reduce inflammation, today aspirin helps to prevent heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. Its emerging role in preventing and treating cancer is on the rise too. But how does this drug act on your blood cells? ERC grantee Prof Valerie O’Donnell works on the answer.
A ground-breaking anthropological discovery took place in East Africa, where ERC Advanced grantee Dr Marta Mirazón Lahr and her team have been studying human origins. At the excavation site in Nataruk in northern Kenya, they have stumbled upon a real archaeological rarity – the earliest historical evidence of warfare.
Researchers supported by the ERC have sampled magmatic gases derived from the Earth's mantle in the Eifel region in Germany. Their analysis of xenon, a rare and inert gas, sampled in bubbling mineral water could bring new insights into the origin of volatile elements, water and gases, that allowed life to develop on Earth.