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  Understanding the correlation between diabetes and tuberculosis
To answer the question of why diabetic patients are more susceptible to developing tuberculosis, the EU-funded TANDEM project linked leading European laboratories with field sites in TB-endemic countries such as Indonesia.

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  New way to monitor diabetes and other metabolic disorders
EU-funded researchers have developed computer models that accurately predict and monitor the progression of metabolic syndrome and its associated diseases. This advance may result in new therapies for diabetes, hyperlipidemia, liver disease and more.

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  New platform helps earth scientists manage and share data
An EU-funded project has developed a virtual research environment to help the earth sciences community manage its research life cycles and to share knowledge. The new e-infrastructure platform provides easy access to vast amounts of data and tools, boosting researchers’ productivity and creativity.

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  Fighting online terrorism-related activities
Law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) across Europe face important challenges in trying to identify, gather and interpret terrorist-generated content on the internet. An EU-funded project is creating a powerful IT-based intelligence platform for detecting online, organised terrorist activities. The goal is to help authorities protect people against terrorist attacks.

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  Serious gaming trains terrorism first responders
As the public and authorities adapt to the changing threat of terrorism, an EU-funded project is developing training for first responders to terrorist situations using gaming technology that integrates real-world data on how major attacks unfold.

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  New tools to help victims of CBRN incidents
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials are hazardous and represent an important potential risk to human beings. An EU-funded project is developing a 'field toolbox' for emergency services and medical personnel to aid victims of CBRN exposure.

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  Innovation in energy technology powers research careers
Breakthrough battery technologies will play a vital role in achieving the EU's goal of lowering carbon emissions by storing renewable energy for use around the clock and increasing the uptake of electric vehicles. EU-funded research is developing new energy-storage options that will have an enormous impact in Europe, creating new jobs and helping to protect our environment.

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  Saving lives with speedier responses to extreme weather
An EU-funded project aims to save lives by enabling civil protection agencies and society as a whole to respond more rapidly to extreme weather events, as well as better cope with related social, environmental and economic effects.

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  Using social media to strengthen public security
An EU-funded project is improving understanding of the opportunities, challenges and legal and ethical considerations arising from the use of social media in policing. The project aims to provide a roadmap, including recommendations, to help policymakers better target ways to fight crime and improve public safety.

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  Tools to counter violent radicalisation
The phenomenon of radicalisation has become a source of grave concern for law-enforcement and security agencies, as well as for the general public. An EU-funded research project is developing an IT-based tool kit to help prevent and counter violent radicalisation and extremism.

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  Super-sensitive scanners search crowds in real time
Long, inefficient queues at airports and security checkpoints could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to EU-funded researchers who have designed slimline, hyper-sensitive scanners that survey crowds in real time.

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  New tool for monitoring security at EU's borders
EU Member States need intelligent and efficient systems for the surveillance of the Union's external border. An EU-funded project is working to deliver an automated mobile surveillance support system that can be deployed rapidly to keep track of cross-border activity.

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  Helping law enforcement to use innovative technologies
Effective law enforcement is a prerequisite for the proper functioning of our society. An EU-funded network is enabling law-enforcement practitioners to stay informed, engage, connect and collaborate with one another, to hone and improve their practices.

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  Smart surveillance promises fast, efficient crime-busting
Using innovative, compact and power-efficient sensor technology, EU-funded researchers are working on smart surveillance that could transform the fight against rural and urban crime.

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  Nature-based solutions for urban dwellers
Big city life can mean a lack of green living spaces, especially in more crowded, less affluent urban areas. TURAS, an EU-funded project, demonstrated ways to add green to the grey - transforming stressful urban areas into more liveable and sustainable spaces where local communities can thrive.


  Gauging the resilience of smart critical infrastructures
Today, both public and private operators are integrating digital technologies into Europe's critical infrastructures, including the electrical grid and utility and financial networks. An EU-funded project is developing new tools and methods for assessing the resilience of smart critical infrastructures (SCIs). This will help protect against attacks or other catastrophic failure that could ultimately harm citizens.

  Fighting internet-based financial crimes and scams
As a powerful force for good around the world, the internet is also exploited by criminals to steal money from people. An EU-funded project is creating an innovative, IT-based platform to help law enforcement fight web-based crimes. The aim is to protect people against internet-based theft and scams.

  Improving biometrics for European border controls
As cross-border travel continues to grow in the EU, automated border control with biometric verification speeds travellers on their way. An EU-funded project is researching new biometric methods to further reduce delays and enhance the travelling experience for EU and non-EU citizens alike.

  Protecting people and sites from malicious drones
The upsurge in operations of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones has raised concerns about safety, security and privacy. EU-funded researchers are developing a system to detect and disable malicious drones.

  Reducing the vulnerability of global supply chains
Supply chains are vulnerable to all kinds of disruption, which can cause major economic losses. An EU-funded project provides technologies that companies can use for spotting in real time issues that disrupt their supply chains.

  Accurate information to tackle crises efficiently
An EU-funded project is developing a system to give crisis managers timely and accurate data about the extent and impact of disasters caused by extreme weather events. This could increase the effectiveness of European preparedness and response efforts.

  IT platform to improve disaster management
Society is increasingly exposed and vulnerable to natural disasters. Extreme weather events are becoming more common across Europe and the world. EU-funded researchers are developing an IT platform to support the entire disaster-management cycle.

  Practical healthcare applications from Earth-observation data
Novel solutions for monitoring air quality and ultraviolet radiation are set to emerge from an EU-funded project that will harness unprecedentedly detailed data from new Earth-observation satellites.

  Making vaccines immune to heat
Most vaccines need to be kept cool during transport and storage, but this can be hard to accomplish. EU-funded researchers keen to tackle this healthcare challenge have developed heat-tolerant and even needle-free formulations of an HIV-1 vaccine candidate. They expect their processes to work for many other vaccines as well.

  'Organ-on-a-chip' looks for links between stroke and dementia
A team of EU-funded researchers from seven countries is working to discover hidden links between Alzheimer's disease and stroke in order to improve the prevention and treatment of these intertwined conditions.

  Batteries not included... or needed!
European researchers have found a way to integrate printed electronics and photovoltaics to develop a new kind of solar transistor, ultra-thin yet powerful enough to operate 'smart' windows, clothing and ever-smaller electronic devices. No batteries required!

  Smarter toxicity testing for novel nanomaterials
EU-funded researchers are developing tools to analyse and predict the potential toxicity of nanomaterials, addressing scientific, environmental and public health concerns about exposure to these novel tiny particles found in cosmetics and other products.

  Body-worn camera comes on stream
Body-worn video cameras are being adopted by police and security forces around the world. Thanks to an EU-funded project, an SME has brought to market a live-streaming camera that sets new standards for security and functionality.

  Breaking: bad news for illegal drug makers
An EU-funded project is helping law enforcement agencies locate and eliminate the illegal production of stimulant drugs by taking miniaturised sensing and sampling technology underground and into the sewers. Reducing the flow of illegal drugs is essential to protecting Europe’s security and people's health.

  New building blocks to support tissue engineering
Tissue engineering is used to grow alternatives to donor tissue, but getting this tissue to integrate in patients has previously proved complicated. An EU-funded project addressed this problem by developing an innovative modular approach to engineering complex tissues with different cell types.

  State-of-the-art radar to keep coastal borders safe
An EU-funded project has developed a high-tech detection system to combat coastal crime such as smuggling, human trafficking, drug running, spying and terrorism. The software should keep maritime border security up to date and improve defence across Europe and further afield.

  A study in gesture interactions
The EU-funded GETUI project is developing ways to assess how gestures fit into the communication skill set needed for collaborative problem solving.

  Vitamin D trial results breakthrough
EU-funded researchers have delivered the first internationally comparable data providing firm evidence of a significant risk to public health in Europe from vitamin D deficiency.

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