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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
04/11/2014
The European Union (EU)-funded project PLASTICITYINAMPUTEES has provided new insights into the ability of the brain to rewire its connections following the loss of a hand. The research work is expected to pave the way towards the development of rehabilitation techniques for both residual and intact limbs. Read more
04/11/2014
The European Union (EU)-funded research project MusselsAlive has created better methods for handling, transporting, storing and reducing waste in the mussel industry. In particular, the team has developed new holding systems that can help keep the mussels fresher for longer on their journey to the consumer. Read more
03/11/2014
The European Union (EU)-funded project MultiTERM has brought together highly qualified scientists to create “smart materials”, such as skin and bone substitutes, to replace and repair damaged tissues. The EU’s rapidly rising elderly population stands to benefit from these materials that include gels, artificial skin and cartilage. Read more
03/11/2014
In the race for new markets, electronics manufacturers have to produce ever smarter and more streamlined devices. An EU-funded project helps companies achieve this more cheaply and with less waste – a boost to their competitiveness. Read more
03/11/2014
An EU-funded project brought together industry and scientists to develop pioneering ways for industrial robots to be more accurate, significantly reducing the time and cost of machining processes. Software and know-how from the project is already generating new business for Europe’s robotic industry. Read more
03/11/2014
Teams of social scientists and engineers are studying different areas of Latin America in an EU-funded project to discover how political processes, community engagement and appropriate technologies combine to deliver clean water and sanitation. The aim is to use the research to help deliver clean water and sanitation to local communities currently without adequate access. Read more
03/11/2014
An EU-funded project has developed cross-border research clusters, designed to help European countries combine their knowledge and resources to tap funding opportunities and better tackle climate change. Read more
01/11/2014
The EU-funded AMPERE project has analysed various projected scenarios on climate change and its effects on society and found that taking action sooner rather than later reduces the costs of mitigation. Read more

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