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Despite more than 99% of human DNA being identical, our immunity genes are the ones setting us apart. Besides making us unique, such genes can indicate our ancestry, which can prove of tremendous medical help in terms of issue and organ transplants. COST Action BM0803 HLA-NET engaged in a collaborative exercise aiming to map European populations sharing similar genes that set the stage for the introduction of new standards in molecular biology and immunogenetics. [read more]
JRC scientists contributed to the validation of an innovative rapid test for the simplified detection of certain drugs (antibiotic residues) in honey and mould toxins (mycotoxins) in cereals. Some antibiotics are used as preventive or therapeutic treatment to protect honey producing bees from extremely dangerous bacterial diseases and mycotoxins are toxic compounds that are produced when certain species of mould (fungi) infect crops. [read more]
The 188th meeting of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) was held in Copenhagen on 13-14 November 2013. The meeting was chaired by Dr Angeles Rodríguez-Peña (ES), President of the CSO. The Committee focused its work in particular on arrangements designed to allow continuity in the implementation of COST during its expected transition from Framework Programme 7 to Horizon 2020. [read more]
Archaeological sites and traces of Europe’s landscapes formed at low sea level during the last Ice Age can survive beneath the seabed, but recovering such evidence poses formidable technical and financial challenges. Archaeologists, heritage managers, geoscientists and industry representatives are now joining forces to research and manage these submerged landscapes that tell the stories behind human evolution. [read more]
Seminar organised during LeWeb'13 Paris on December 11, from 14.00 to 18.00 [read more]
COST’s latest Open Call, closed in September 2013, was the most successful to date, receiving a record 863 eligible pre-proposals – 79 more than the previous Open Call, closed in March 2013. [read more]
I think, innovation in particular, is the tool by which... it's the primary economic driver of the future, it is the thing that we, as humans, do best and the biggest challenge to innovation is that we just don't embrace it enough. Actually, it's very difficult to encourage people to accept innovation and if the discussion can be much more encompassing of different ideas, and supportive of those ideas, then innovation can drive a lot of great things. [read more]
I think that there is a separation in 2 generations: one generation, especially my generation, I think we are so self-driven, where the global economy doesn't matter to us. We will raise money on our own. We will figure out a way to fund it through crownfunding, or figure out a way to do it by ourselves. Whereas I think the former generation is a little too allying on the system itself. And maybe one way to actually get out of it is just break through the system and don't really worry about it. [read more]
The latest edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published and can be downloaded here. This issue features an editorial by Dainius Pavalkis, Lithuanian Minister of Education and Science. The cover story provides an insight on the JRC’s assessment of CO₂ emissions and fluctuations of food crop prices resulting from biofuels production. [read more]
As a research assistant in the past, I see research and innovation like they create new perspectives and they create new lenses for the unseen, that is not discovered yet, and also for the traditional things that have been kept going on the same way. So I think they create new lenses. [read more]