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EU-funded project SUSTAIN aims to improve care services for the elderly by integrating the needs and wishes of patients. Such integrated, patient-centred care will promote better services and more choice for older people.
Published: 17 February 2017
EU-researchers are demonstrating how diet and lifestyle before and during pregnancy, along with infant feeding choices, have a direct impact on the risk of obesity from childhood through to adulthood.
Published: 16 February 2017
Future urban mobility will require more space for people and environmentally friendly vehicles, and less space for cars. L-category vehicles such as motorbikes and mopeds could be part of the solution, but potential users are put off by high prices.
Published: 13 February 2017
Most oil wells are only able to extract about 32% of the oil available inside. This makes oil a costly and somewhat limited resource, placing Europe's fuel security at risk. The EU-funded REVIVAL project has improved and tested a valve that can significantly increase the recovery of oil from offshore and onshore wells and prolong their productive life.
Published: 8 February 2017
The EU-funded RAMCIP project is developing a novel domestic service robot to assist the elderly, Alzheimer's patients and people suffering mild cognitive impairments with daily activities. The robot will be able to decide autonomously when and how to intervene to assist its user.
Published: 7 February 2017
Every cancer follows its own complex path. An EU-funded project is developing experimental tools and a computer model to generate and test ideas on the combined impact of the body's cell and chemical processes on cancer progress. The findings should one day help researchers and SMEs find better-targeted drugs faster.
Published: 6 February 2017
The EU-funded BIO-TIC project has issued a roadmap to help European industrial biotech companies overcome the hurdles to innovation that have prevented the widespread commercialisation of bio-based products.
Published: 3 February 2017
EU-funded researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of bioengineering microbial strains in a controlled manner, a fundamental scientific breakthrough that has significant potential for drug development and biotechnology. The project was also instrumental in establishing a new scientific discipline - xenobiology.
Published: 2 February 2017
As consumption-driven material affluence increases, and our ecological footprint with it, the general happiness and wellbeing of stressed Europeans paradoxically decreases. An EU-funded project is researching how to turn this conundrum on its head.
Published: 27 January 2017
Automated manufacturing saves time, ensures product quality and makes workplaces safer. But it also requires additional power. Grid architecture and tools from an EU-funded project could make robotised factories more energy-efficient, improving their competitiveness and environmental impact.
Published: 26 January 2017