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This edition of CORDIS Express looks at some of the EU-funded projects exploring new therapies, tests and treatments to tackle prostate cancer. [read more]
Cytotoxic T lymphocytes are the armed soldiers of our immune system. They circulate throughout the body blood vessels searching for infected or transformed cells, seeking to destroy them. However, how these lymphocytes actually reach and attack liver cells infected by the hepatitis B virus (known as HBV) has remained unknown for long. Prof. Guidotti and Dr Iannacone have now captured, in real time and from the inside, the body's immune response during the various stages of an HBV infection of liver cells.Crawling sentinels with lethal tentacles [read more]
Source: European Research Council
Mass production and packaging in factories is already highly automated these days, but the same cannot be said for logistics. Movements of raw materials and finished products still depend heavily on manual labour. However, EU-funded research on Automatic Guided Vehicles means this is about to change over the next decade – and could create thousands of new jobs. [read more]
Most wind energy comes from turbines 150 metres above ground level. Winds at this altitude are however weak and intermittent, with most wind farms operating at only 25 - 30% of their capacity. EU-funded researchers have developed a prototype wind energy system that works at much higher altitudes, where winds are stronger and more constant, increasing electricity production dramatically. A commercialised product is in the pipeline. [read more]
HEROIC researchers have developed a roadmap towards the sustainable and safe use of chemicals, combining environmental and human risk assessments. [read more]
On Sunday 19 April 2015, at the ERC workshop Funding Opportunities in Europe for Creative Minds From Anywhere in the World taking place at the AACR, three of them will be sharing their experience with ERC funding. Discover their research projects, three different approaches that can make the difference in cancer research, three new ways to advance the scientific knowledge on cancer origin and development. [read more]
Source: European Research Council
Jianru Cao, First Secretary of the Mission of China to the EU, spoke at the recent CHAIN-REDS conference on Chinese research initiatives and the EU. [read more]
The information day and brokerage event is targeted at all stakeholders interested in the Science with and for Society Programme of Horizon 2020. Science with and for Society will help build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility. [read more]
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. today joined with Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in Brussels, along with Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea, to announce the first trans-Atlantic mapping survey to take place under the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. [read more]
A prize of €3 million will be awarded to the person or team that develops the best material to reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas, the European Commission announced today. The aim is to improve air quality in cities and reduce the serious health risks posed by particulate matter (PM), the air pollutant which has the most severe impact on health. [read more]