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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
A team of EU-funded researchers from Germany, Russia and the Netherlands is using eye-tracking technology to better understand the speech development of bilingual children, and to distinguish the natural mistakes they make in speech from those of children with genuine linguistic impairments.
Published: 23 December 2016
JPI Urban Europe will bring together urban development research and social innovation projects under a single transnational call for projects, ENSUF, in a bid to foster growth, job creation, innovation and sustainability across European cities. Nearly 50 proposals have been received.
Published: 2 December 2016
How do young people participate in decisions that concern them and their involvement at the local level? There are many ways they get involved, not all of which are recognised in formal ways. A new EU-funded project is exploring how the rising generation engages with public debate.
Published: 30 November 2016
For sufferers of primary immune deficiencies, every infection contracted could lead to a serious or debilitating illness. EU scientists have their sights set on a cure for the most severe forms of the disease's 200 variations, and have already had very positive results in clinical trials. The findings could also help treat other conditions.
Published: 28 November 2016
Accessible, affordable healthcare shouldn't just be the domain of city dwellers. The team behind an EU-funded project is training non-physician clinicians in Malawi and Zambia to bring essential surgeries to rural communities in Africa.
Published: 21 November 2016
European researchers have developed an immersive virtual reality (VR) platform to assist in the physical and cognitive rehabilitation of stroke survivors and people with impaired mobility. The innovative system, which is undergoing clinical trials and could soon be commercialised, offers distinct advantages compared to conventional rehabilitation techniques.
Published: 10 November 2016
An EU-funded scientist has identified a promising method of encapsulating bio-active molecules in protein-based systems, which could enable food-makers to develop tastier and more nutritious products. Long term, this will contribute towards a healthier population and help reduce diet-related diseases.
Published: 27 October 2016
Local people have more power than they think to adapt to new water supply patterns from climate change. An EU-funded project is helping communities in tropical forests in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile self-organise to ensure secure access to water and wiser use of resources.
Published: 19 October 2016
By redesigning the car interior and harnessing the latest electronic technologies, EU-funded scientists are designing and developing an affordable and user-friendly electric vehicle specifically for Europe's ageing population. A prototype should be ready in 2018.
Published: 19 September 2016