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Week 33

Friday, 18 August 2017

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

  • Success Stories
    • 3D In The Air
      Photo of the drone in actionEuropean research project scientists are exploring how to capture, process and display accurate 3D reproductions of cultural sites located in challenging environments.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Week 32

Friday, 11 August 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Making society more active through government policy
      Picture of doctors and nurses handsModern lifestyles can make it challenging to exercise daily. While doing more takes individual resolve, governments can lend a helping hand by building environments and by providing access to facilities that can help make physical activity part of the daily routine. The EU-funded REPOPA project took research about physical activity to real-life policymaking to make a more active society a reality.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Connecting the dots for European materials researchers
      Picture of interconnected spheres depicting the networkThe EU-funded ESTEEM2 project is connecting European researchers in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) for materials science with state-of-the-art TEM instrumentation, methodology and tools. The result: new insight into the complex materials in everything from optics and electronics to lightweight parts in aircraft.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Tuesday, 08 August 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Embracing the children born of war
      Silhouette refugee mother with a babyThe war ends, the foreign soldiers depart, and some may well be leaving babies behind... Whether the father was friend or foe, the local women to whom these children are born often raise them in difficult circumstances. An EU-funded research project is shedding new light on an age-old phenomenon, with the aim of providing information that could feed into policies to help them.

Monday, 07 August 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Insights tying bone cells to rheumatoid arthritis
      Photo of an old woman's handsAn EU-funded project has generated new insights into the causes and development of rheumatoid arthritis, directing efforts towards earlier detection, prevention and the idea of inducing tolerance to this chronic and debilitating disease. Follow-up reearch includes new studies to further explore this 'tolerance' challenge and progress on a new antibody detecting device.

Week 31

Friday, 04 August 2017

Thursday, 03 August 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Giving MS sufferers a better quality of life
      Picture of the men on the wheelchairAlthough significant progress has been made in recent years in developing medication that slows the progression of multiple sclerosis, there has been little effort to treat the daily symptoms of the disease. The EU-funded MS Fatigue_Therapy project is doing just this, measuring fatigue and investigating potential treatments.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Cracking the shell secret to help shellfish farmers
      Picture of the colorfool shellfish shels backgroundShellfish are a significant source of food, yet we know very little about how they make their shells and how environmental factors affect them. The EU-funded CACHE project is finding out how shellfish produce their shells, how this production varies according to their environment, and what this means for the future of shellfish farming.

  • Success Stories
    • The Geological Clock Of Volcanoes
      Photo of the fish farmThe volcano is one of the most powerful representations of nature, it can change territories and subsequently the history of human kind. Knowing its behaviour during an eruption is essential in order to understand its evolution.

Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Using science to select prize pigs
      Picture of the pigsThe EU-funded MARKTHEPIG project is using pioneering genetic research techniques to uncover why particular physical traits occur in certain pigs. The project is expected to advance precision livestock breeding techniques and could lead to a more profitable yet sustainable EU pig-breeding sector.