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To prevent cardio-metabolic diseases, the European Commission has decided to fund an eHealth research project that will develop a so called "Wize Mirror": a self-monitoring system with the external appearance of a mirror. It will guide you towards a healthy lifestyle. "Your face reveals key information about your health and wellness." [read more]
European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 March 2014 The European Commission has awarded the European Capital of Innovation ("iCapital") prize to Barcelona (Spain) "for introducing the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens". [read more]
Report of the Expert Group on Public Sector Innovation [read more]
Current research shows reducing our current salt intake to six grams per day could prevent nearly six per cent of strokes. But the onus is as much on food manufacturers, as well as consumers, to be less heavy-handed with the salt. And that is precisely what the PROCURED project seeks to achieve. Quality validation date: 2014-03-11 [read more]
EU-funded researchers have developed scented mattresses with built-in heating and cooling functions, all meant to improve the quality of sleep. And they are moving these new products to market. [read more]
Clinical trials to test new drugs, devices or treatments are not only expensive, they are also risky for the test subjects; animals or humans. Solution: Perform the tests using high-quality and reliable computer simulations. The EU has granted nearly € 1 Million to the Avicenna project to make this possible. [read more]
Saskia Biskup, CEO of CeGaT in Germany, was yesterday honoured as the overall winner of this year's EU Prize for Women Innovators at the opening of the 2014 Innovation Convention. The award recognises Saskia's outstanding innovation achievements in research into neurodegenerative diseases, as well as her immense success in taking the results through to market. The work of Saskia and her team has allowed her company, CeGaT, to grow into a leading biotech company for diagnostic gene panels and has meant a major step forward in diagnosing patients with rare diseases. Quality validation date: 2014-03-11 [read more]
A range of hi-tech sensors that can measure food intake and activity in order to assess obesity risks is to be funded by the European Union. Obesity causes 2.8 million deaths around the world each year. [read more]
It's a bright sunny day off the south-west coast of Ireland. A team of local marine researchers have taken their boat out to check on their seaweed farm. The algae they planted just a few months ago have already grown into an impressive underwater plantation. [read more]
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 March 2014 Important notice: Depending on their intended use, vaccines can broadly be grouped into preventive vaccines (which are administered to healthy persons, to protect them against infectious diseases) and therapeutic vaccines (which are given to treat persons with a disease). [read more]