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Friday, 11 February 2011

11. Conference: The role of technology in achieving extended life years

A conference entitled 'The role of technology in achieving extended life years' will be held on 1 March 2011 in Vienna, Austria. This event will examine the human life cycle and the role of technology in adding to it. Presentations and discussion will examine the scientific, end user, and private sector perspective and introduce key European projects underway in this area. Individual speech topics are set to include: - 'Braid: Bridging research in ageing and information technology development'; - 'Ambient Assisted Living Forum'; - 'The importance of new technologies for therapy checkup in geriatric patients'; - 'Involving older people in tec.. [read more]

12. FP7 - ERA-NET videos - ASPERA video added

ASPERA: Implementation of Astroparticle Physics European Coordination. People are increasingly interested in understanding more about such fundamental questions such as "What is dark matter?", "What is the origin of cosmic rays?" or "What is the nature of gravity?". Astroparticle physics aims to answer these very questions through scientific research. [read more]

Friday, 28 January 2011

13. All EU countries highly involved in fostering public transnational R&D collaboration

All EU Member States are highly involved in the ERA-NET scheme, the EU main initiative for fostering public transnational R&D collaboration. This is the main finding of the report "Mapping ERA-NETs across Europe: overview of the ERA-NET scheme and its results", published 21 January 2011 by the JRC's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS). ERA-NET facilitates ministries and public research agencies working together to coordinate research policies and to develop joint calls and research programmes. ERA-NET can be divided into 'ERA-NET actions' that provide a framework for actors implementing public research programmes to coordi.. [read more]

Monday, 24 January 2011

14. Research Headlines - Quebec researchers join ERA-NET NEURON

Quebec-based researchers have joined two projects funded under the NEURON initiative, a Coordinated Action funded under the ERA-NET scheme of the FP6. The Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec, which signed up to NEURON in 2009, said cooperating with European partners effectively helps the Canadian province gain a stronger foothold in the mental health research field. [read more]

Friday, 14 January 2011

15. Research Headlines - Ageing at the forefront of European research

Researchers are helping Europe, and the EU in particular, meet the challenges imposed on the region by an ageing population and declining birth rates. They are also tackling how fragmentation is affecting the impact and efficiency of international and interdisciplinary research efforts. Thanks to ERA-AGE 1 and 2, Europe is providing answers to issues that weigh heavily on the minds of everyone. [read more]

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

16. FP7 - New page: ERA-NET news

Follow the news on ERA-NET here. [read more]

17. FP7 - New page: ERA-NET videos

The page contains short videos on the iMERA and ERASYSBIO projects but more will be added very soon. [read more]

Thursday, 16 December 2010

18. Research Headlines - An EU research programme that is made to measure

Metrology refers to the science and application of measurement, and it impacts on our lives in countless ways. Today, Europe's metrologists are working together in the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP), which receives 50% of its funding through the FP7. Through the EMRP, they are helping to address the grand challenges facing the world today in diverse fields such as the environment, energy and health. [read more]

Monday, 08 November 2010

19. Research Headlines - Alzheimer's-linked protein can travel into brain, study shows

Researchers have discovered that tissue from outside the brain that contains misfolded beta-amyloid protein can travel and 'infect' the brain. Pathological protein deposits have been strongly linked to the genesis of the neurodegenerative disorder called Alzheimer's disease. [read more]

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

20. Research Headlines - Rewarding research excellence

Two young scientists have received the first ever Excellent Paper in Neuroscience Award, an initiative of the ERA-NET NEURON project (Network for European Funding for Neuroscience Research). NEURON received EUR 2.7 million under the ERA-NET scheme of the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) to better coordinate national research funding programmes and funding activities in Europe in the field of disease-related neurosciences. [read more]

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