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Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women, with more than one million cases diagnosed in the world every year. The EU-funded BASIS project has reached a major milestone in characterising the different genetic mutations that lie behind this disease - defining the range of possibilities for drug development. [read more]
We know that clouds in the Earth's atmosphere are made of liquid water droplets, ice particles or a mixture of both. Still, our basic understanding on the nature of these ice particles, how they form and their role in climate continue to be poor. The results of Dr Benjamin Murray's ERC research, published today in Nature, add a new piece to the atmospheric puzzle. [read more]
Magnetic high-speed trains, inexhaustible fusion energy, nuclear magnetic resonance and imaging, supercomputers, marine motors and planes. Superconductivity can do all this and more. As the need for energy efficiency solutions is ever more pressing, we turn to superconductivity and its clear potential to transform the world we live in. [read more]
The EU-funded Factory of the Future project ‘CassaMobile’ cordially invites you to its first public workshop. This workshop is co-organized with 7 EU projects and 3 nationally funded German projects and will discuss the current state of the art in local and customized production. There will be two sessions: • System and software solutions for “Plug & Produce” • Flexible modules for highly customized production If you are interested in this workshop please register below! It's free! [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
The European Commission, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank Institute, plan to launch a € 2 Million Horizon prize on a social challenge chosen by the public, as part of Horizon 2020, the EU's biggest ever research and innovation framework programme. Which challenge do you want to see cracked first? Go to the Vote! [read more]
A team of 28 scientists and engineers led by ERC grantee Dr Veerle Huvenne has just returned from a successful 5-week expedition on board the RRS James Cook. They used tailored marine equipment to provide some of the first detailed acoustic maps of the fauna inhabiting the vertical cliffs of the Whittard Submarine Canyon. In this interview, Dr Huvenne shares her impressions on an extraordinary scientific journey. [read more]
Juicy burgers, spicy kebabs, creamy chocolate shakes - limiting your intake of animal protein doesn't mean you have to forego such treats. Products as varied as meat-free steaks and non-dairy ice cream can, for example, be made from lupin seeds. An EU-funded project has helped to optimise such foods and studied potential health benefits. [read more]
The written sources of ancient Christian Ethiopia (which included part of contemporary Eritrea) are considered by scholars as the most important element of the cultural and historical heritage of the region. Experts estimate that currently at least 200,000 manuscripts from the past millennium belong to local monastic libraries and archives. These collections, including biblical and liturgical texts, hagiographies, legal documents and local historical writings, are the witnesses of an African Christian culture born as early as the 4th century A.D. [read more]
Source: European Research Council
On 17 September, the Eurostars programme's fourth cut-off closed with a total of 333 projects submitted. These involved 1078 participants, 70% of which were small or medium-sized businesses representing a total of 759 SMEs. The total cost of applications amounted to 422 million euros, of which 80% is borne by SMEs. Type of participating organisations Total budget per type of participating organisation [read more]
Source: EUREKA News