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When putting themselves in harm's way to help others, rescue services are not always best protected from the potential danger they face. Researchers from the SAFEPROTEX project have taken a new approach in the development of high-quality protective clothing for emergency workers who might face multiple hazards (adverse weather, heat, chemicals, flammable liquids etc.) without compromising their ability to react in emergency situations. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
Jorg Schulz is a baker in Germany who has found a new, cool and money-saving way of baking his bread. "The NanoBak Technology, which we developed, is a new system of humidification, in which very small droplets are created via ultrasound, which then deliver humidity mainly to fermentation and proving chambers in bakeries," he explained. [read more]
$10,000 is up for grabs for the best ideas on overcoming the current barriers and innovative new business models and policies related to information and communications technology (ICT) enabled growth and jobs in the EU. The Commission is crowdsoucing information and novel ideas in this field to update and follow up on the Digital Agenda Europe. [read more]
The vision of JPI HDHL is that in 2030 all Europeans will have the motivation, ability and opportunity to consume a healthy diet from a variety of foods, have healthy levels of physical activity and the incidence of diet-related diseases will have decreased significantly. As part of the next phase of Joint Programming, the Implementation Plan will be launched at the 2nd international conference of JPI HDHL. The focus of our 2nd conference will be on the chances and barriers of this second phase. The conference will bring together around 200 stakeholders and partners: like researchers, national and international policy makers, NGO’s, industry, other JPI’s and Research Infrastructure Initiatives. [read more]
Source: Research & Innovation Events
EU-funded researchers are seeking to determine how stem cells derived from adult fat tissue can activate the regeneration of cartilage. If successful, their work could lead to effective new treatments for millions of osteoarthritis sufferers. [read more]
A JRC co-authored article published yesterday in Nature Climate Change investigates the financial risks posed by large-scale floods across the EU. The authors advocate increasing adaptation efforts, which should focus on enhancing flood protection measures and risk financing mechanisms in a harmonised way. [read more]
Since the 1980s, China has gone through a period of unprecedented economic reform and growth. It has opened its doors to global trade and international commercial agreements allowing it to become a major player in the global economy. The ICT sector has risen as a pillar of the Chinese economy. Quality validation date: 2014-02-28 [read more]
The market for bio-products or bio-based goods has grown sharply over the past few years as consumers embrace foods, fuels, medicines and other products made from renewable biological resources. However, the emerging appetite for bio-products is being held back by bottlenecks in manufacturing, with many processing methods taking far too long and costing too much. A European research project is helping pinpoint the industrial jams, raising hopes that the supply of bio-products can match the soaring demand. [read more]
The thymus plays a central role in the development of our immune system by producing important immune cells. However, this crucial organ deteriorates with age and is also vulnerable to harm from transplant surgery. An ageing thymus leaves older people often more susceptible to infections such as flu, while patients who undergo a bone marrow transplant, for example to treat blood cancer, can be left with thymus damage that affects the immune system. Quality validation date: 2014-02-28 [read more]
In this video, Prof. Van Harmelen of the EU-funded Eureca project discusses the use of semantic web technology to help design more effective clinical trials, to design personalised guidelines, and to speed up the update cycle of medical guidelines. [read more]