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For the first time ever, two ERC grantees, Prof. Luca G. Guidotti and Dr Matteo Iannacone, have observed in vivo how specific white blood cells, so-called cytotoxic T lymphocytes, identify, target and attack liver cells that are infected with the hepatitis B virus. To witness these immune cells in action in real time, the two scientists developed advanced, dynamic imaging techniques. An estimated 240 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B worldwide. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
New computer models that estimate the social and economic impacts of flooding help to protect communities from devastating floods and to reduce the economic losses associated with them. [read more]
A COST funded network of European spin-offs, SMEs, agencies, research centres and universities is working on developing cheaper and energy efficient sensors for air quality control in Europe’s future smart cities. [read more]
The 2015 Week of Innovative Regions in Europe was the ideal setting for COST, as President Dr Rodríguez-Peña presented the COST Excellence and Inclusiveness policy contributing to spreading Excellence and Widening Participation in Horizon 2020. [read more]
EAF steel dust is in terms of volume the greatest hazardous solid waste produced by the steel industry. Managing it entails very high costs for steel plants as it is classified as hazardous waste and cannot be deposited in landfills unless it has been treated in advance by authorised waste management companies. DIGIMET allows this dust to be treated in the plant itself and separately from the production process, thus maximising the retrieval of recoverable materials without producing waste. [read more]
EU-funded researchers with the STARTREE project recently showed a global gathering of ecologists how sustainably exploiting non-wood products can boost rural communities. [read more]
This year the EU stand at the National Ploughing Championships will showcase new innovative technologies in agriculture with two EU funded research projects. The projects are: • SMARTAGRIFOOD2 - developing a new generation of smart agriculture Apps which focus on solving real problems that could revolutionise the farm! • TRADEIT showcasing emerging technologies relevant to SME food producers with information on geographical protection/designation. The European Commission's in-house science service - the Joint Research Centre will be on hand to explain the science behind EU policy and show you how science is everywhere, and how your actions today can shape our future world, and much more. [read more]
Source: Research & Innovation Events
Desertification is one of the major environmental problems faced by the Maghreb. The sustainable use of forests in these countries would help mitigate and adapt to this global change. This is why forestry experts gathered in Barcelona to discuss opportunities and challenges brought by innovative solutions such as forest certification in the Mediterranean region. [read more]
More and more frequent extreme weather events lead to new projects on risk management and spatial planning. Past experiences represent an added value and suggest the importance of greater involvement of local communities. [read more]
With the help of EU research funding, three small businesses have been able to take a concept for more efficient, cheaper types of paints for hazardous, explosive work areas, develop innovative products, and successfully bring them to market. The new paints also eliminate the need for the metal particles and solvents normally used in such products - removing a potential health hazard. [read more]