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Cell-replacement therapies, including stem cell transplant, give hope to patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's. An EU-funded project aims to improve the outcome of such therapies, using magnetic manipulation of cells at the site of transplantation.
Published: 20 February 2019
Clean water is a human right and a major contributor to sustainable development. But large parts of Africa still have very poor access to it. That needs to change and an EU-backed international consortium is working on clean water technology programmes targeting sub-Saharan Africa. Sustainable, locally-adapted solutions to this complex challenge are the key.
Published: 15 February 2019
An EU-funded project is building on the development of an upper-limb prosthesis controlled by the nervous system, which restores amputees' natural sensations and intuitive limb control. The aim is to create and market a similar solution for people who have lost lower limbs.
Published: 13 February 2019
An EU-funded project to develop a super-resolution microscope platform capable of visualising DNA, mRNA and proteins in living cells could advance regenerative medicine, potentially leading to breakthroughs in replacing or restoring diseased or malfunctioning human cells, tissues or organs.
Published: 11 February 2019
Substances that trigger prolonged immune responses contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. An EU-funded project is identifying these substances and the underlying mechanisms involved, opening the door to new management strategies for chronic inflammatory diseases.
Published: 4 February 2019
Novel therapies being developed by EU- and industry-funded researchers could prevent and cure rheumatoid arthritis by tackling the autoimmune disease in the very early stages, before debilitating symptoms occur.
Published: 1 February 2019
Researchers across south-east Europe and the eastern Mediterranean are benefitting from a powerful new e-infrastructure developed in an EU-funded project, which enables diverse scientific communities to conduct groundbreaking cross-border research spanning climatology, life sciences and cultural heritage.
Published: 30 January 2019
Women with disabilities have more difficulties than their male counterparts in finding employment and joining in community life. The EU-funded RISEWISE project is working to identify clear directions for research towards improving the social and economic integration of disabled women.
Published: 29 January 2019
People are increasingly interacting with intelligent technology, as the real and digital worlds become intertwined. An EU-funded project is working to bring new forms of human-machine collaboration into real-life educational settings for healthcare providers that will benefit students, trainers and patients.
Published: 23 January 2019
Medical practitioners are increasingly adopting a 'personalised medicine' (PM) approach involving individually tailored patient care. An EU-funded project is fostering collaboration on PM research and training, with special emphasis on the prevention of chronic diseases.
Published: 16 January 2019