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24/02/2015
The European Union (EU)-funded project PRO-NEST has paved the way towards novel therapies to prevent prostate cancer, which is the third most common cause of cancer for males in Europe. New diagnostic tests and treatments to curb the disease are now in the pipeline, and expected to become available within the next 10 years. Read more
24/02/2015
This January, a new Horizon 2020 project was launched to harness the power of challenge prizes and ICT to serve as catalyst for social progress in Europe. Read more
24/02/2015
The development of an advanced pan-European raw material database is helping mining companies identify untapped sources, thus reducing our reliance on imports. In addition, new cleaner processing technologies promise to make Europe’s mining industries more competitive, creating jobs. Read more
24/02/2015
Thriving settlements on Mars, mining operations on the moon, exploration teams heading out into the universe — humankind may one day be able to establish a presence far beyond its home planet. The EU-funded SR2S project strives to remove one of the main obstacles by developing a magnetic shield to protect astronauts from radiation in deep space. Read more
23/02/2015
The decoding of our genetic material has opened up new frontiers in clinical care. Now a landmark EU-funded project has developed cutting edge DNA sequencing that could make cancer diagnosis and treatment significantly more effective and affordable – helping to save lives. Read more
23/02/2015
An EU-funded research project has developed highly-sensitive detectors to monitor corrosive atmospheric pollutants in museums and archives. The detectors warn when preventative action is needed to protect Europe’s cultural artefacts – and heritage – before they are damaged by corrosion. Commercial success has followed the project and funded follow-up research on new applications, from vehicle corrosion to the paper industry. Read more
23/02/2015
The sea is an important resource for us all. We rely on it for much of our diet. In many cases, our livelihoods depend on it. Robust marine ecosystems are vital both for a healthy planet and also for general human wellbeing. Read more
From 10/03/2015 to 11/03/2015
Brussels, Belgium
Horizon 2020 has started, a new game with new rules. What are the experiences so far? What has improved? What new obstacles and challenges have appeared? Are there already best practices we can learn from? Read more
23/02/2015
Across Europe, researchers are trying to reduce the impact of neurodegenerative diseases on sufferers and society alike. An EU-funded project has set out a roadmap to better coordinate this work – helping scientists target the right research areas and access the best resources. Read more
23/02/2015
An EU-funded project is attempting to validate a prototype test designed to predict which combination therapy would best suit individual patients with colorectal cancer, the most common form of cancer in Europe. The test is expected to lengthen the life expectancy for those with this aggressive form of cancer by indicating the most effective treatment combination for individual patients. Read more

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