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  Faster rare anaemia research
An EU-funded project has developed a blood-cell analysis device that helps doctors and scientists better understand the causes and mechanics of rare forms of anaemia - potentially speeding up the development of new treatments adjusted to the needs of patients with these diseases.

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  High-speed internet across Tunisia
A EUR 100-million loan extended under the InnovFin Finance for Innovators Facility under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and backed by the European Investment Bank is helping Tunisie Telecom improve access to high-speed internet across Tunisia, especially in remote regions.

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  Circular approach to waste management
How can we reduce the amount of domestic refuse that is landfilled or burned? An EU-funded project is running pilot schemes in four European towns to promote a circular economy in the processing of municipal waste.

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  Dutch software developer sees growth spurt
A EUR 12-million loan extended under the InnovFin MidCap Growth Finance Facility under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and backed by the European Investment Bank is helping Dutch software firm Planon transfer services to a cloud-based model as part of a major growth initiative.

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  Fast, life-saving tests for small labs
Finnish firm Mobidiag has received a EUR 15-million loan extended by the InnovFin Infectious Diseases Finance Facility under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme. Provided by the European Investment Bank, the loan is accelerating the development of fast, life-saving tests for small laboratories.

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  Enabling research and remembrance: the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure
A leading challenge to Holocaust research is that archival source material tends to be dispersed across Europe and beyond. To remedy this, an EU-funded project created an online database and collaborative network for Holocaust researchers.

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  Deconstructing the terrorism discourse on social media
Although social media has infiltrated our daily lives and become a powerful tool it is not always put to good use. EU-funded research is looking at how the Islamic State group has used social media to promote the terrorist agenda and attract followers - and aims to shape policy to counter this movement.

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  Improving disease detection through ultra-high-field MRIs
The widespread adoption of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revolutionised clinical medicine, and the revolution has not stopped. Scientists in an EU-funded project are exploring ways to make MRIs even more effective - aiming to help patients get the best possible treatment through early disease detection.

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  How slime is breaking the biosensor mould
An EU-funded project is using slime mould to produce accessible sensing devices with a wide range of applications, including environmental monitoring and health - helping European industry become more competitive in the growing biosensor device market. The devices can also be used for citizen science applications.

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  Scientists recreate our dusty origins
We are all made of stardust! But what is cosmic dust and how is it made? An EU-funded project is recreating cosmic dust by simulating interstellar conditions in the laboratory and developing innovative processes that could lead to benefits for communication, transport and nanotechnology - boosting industry's competitiveness.

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  Discovery of biomarkers brings new hope for heart health
Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, but identifying those at high risk remains difficult. EU-funded research has helped identify new biomarkers that will improve diagnosis and lead to new and better treatment options.

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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.


  Satellite data highlights optimal sites for aquaculture
An EU-funded project has developed a satellite-based service to support the aquaculture industry in finding the best sites and providing continuous monitoring of fish and shellfish farms, helping to ensure global food security for a growing population.

  What teachers can learn from teens in a transmedia world
Transliteracy, or the ability to read, write and interact across diverse platforms, tools and media including print, radio, TV and digital channels, has come to symbolise the gap emerging between modernity and tradition, and how this plays out in schools and society. International research has now shed light on what has become one of the hottest subjects today; the evolution of learning in the transmedia digital age, and how it affects (and is affected by) youths.

  Affordable 3G for isolated villages - in the Amazon rainforest, for example
Even for populations that already had access to landlines, smartphones have revolutionised work and play. Imagine how they could transform life in isolated communities that may currently rely just on rare radio contacts… An EU-funded project developed a low-cost way to provide 3G coverage in remote areas, along with a new business case for operators.

  Different brain disorders, similar psychosocial problems
A wide variety of conditions can affect the brain, complicating patients' interaction with the world around them. Although the psychosocial difficulties faced by people living with such illnesses are often underestimated, an EU-funded project has revealed they are often similar across a wider range of mental disorders. Thus, more general and cross-cutting approaches can help to mitigate a wide range of common disease-associated psychosocial problems. Greater awareness of this should help improve patient care.

  Novel drug delivered direct to brain may halt Parkinson's
A clinical study led by EU-funded researchers is administering a promising Parkinson's drug to the first human patients - delivering it directly to the brain using an innovative drug device.

  Early intervention and nutrition key to fighting dementia
EU-funded researchers have shown that a daily medical nutrition drink can help to stabilise everyday cognitive and functional performance in elderly people.

  Arctic spotlights socio-economic cost of climate change
The effects of climate change are most apparent in the Arctic where sea ice loss is having far-reaching socio-economic consequences. EU-funded research brought together an international team of experts to advance understanding of the region's transformation and its potential global impact.

  Modelling the forces that affect cosmic inflation
In physical cosmology, the term 'cosmic inflation' refers to the potential accelerated expansion of space in the early universe. An EU-funded project is using satellite and other ground-based facilities to model cosmological phenomena to further the study of cosmic inflation.

  Sensors, drones and satellites watch buildings to save lives
A smart system developed by EU-funded researchers for assessing the structural health of buildings in near real time could help save lives, time, and money in the aftermath of a natural or manmade disaster.

  Lignite-based humus as instant, lasting soil booster
Unlike fresh humus such as compost, stable humus makes a long-term contribution to soil fertility. It takes many years to form naturally - but now, for the first time, a manufactured granulate is available. The SME offering this product as an instant, lasting fix for tired soils is carrying out EU-funded research and development for its commercialisation.

  Collective behaviour in the digital age
How do people behave in a world connected by technology? What mechanisms shape the actions and reactions of large groups? And how could they be explored through controlled experiments? EU-funded researchers have generated new knowledge to inform the development of a behaviour simulator.

  Enhancing radiotracers for better disease diagnosis
Biomedical imaging has revolutionised medicine, granting doctors a window into miniscule molecular and cellular processes inside the body. An EU-funded project helped to expand the view, developing innovative radiochemistry concepts and techniques that could lead to earlier diagnosis of diseases - saving lives.

  Farmer-led networks deliver innovations for egg production
An EU-funded project demonstrated how farmer-led networks can generate practical farm-level innovations. The project created networks in the laying hen sector that came up with solutions to make businesses more efficient and more sustainable.

  Viral gene therapy could treat incurable disease
EU-funded researchers have conducted the first successful trials of an innovative gene therapy to treat a rare and debilitating metabolic disorder, using a small and innocuous virus as a carrier for genetic information to correct the functioning of liver and muscle cells.

  A new perspective on rural land management
Through a series of recommendations encouraging local stakeholders to explore environmental, social and economic issues in rural land management, EU-funded researchers have set out new ways in which agriculture and forestry could become more sustainable.

  Greener chemical processes for a sustainable industry
The EU-funded ENACT project has used a combination of computer simulation and experimental validation to develop more efficient and sustainable chemical processes for the energy and pharmaceutical sectors - good for the environment, health, and the EU's competitiveness.

  Tracking polar changes as the Earth heats up
Shifts in globalisation, new transport routes, demography and use of natural resources will all play a role in the changing landscape of the Earth's polar regions amid global warming. An EU-funded project seeks to track their impact to help inform EU policy.

  Greater specialised support for multinational clinical trials
Multi-country clinical trials have significant advantages but the practicalities of setting them up and managing them can be daunting. An EU-funded project involving 23 countries contributed to the ongoing development of an infrastructure that offers hands-on support and boosts Europe's capacity for life-saving research.

  'Nano-vehicle' to deliver life-saving drugs
Many modern drugs are less effective than they could be because they are blocked by the body's own defences. EU-funded researchers have devised ways to bypass these barriers to get drugs to where they are needed.

  Smart energy storage heaters boost renewable electricity
An EU-funded project has brought affordable energy-storage technology into people's homes with smart night-storage heaters, helping the EU to meet its renewable electricity targets.

  Integrating maritime intelligence for safer seas
Seas have long been invaluable resources for EU countries. But those same seas can be conduits for piracy, drug trafficking and irregular migration. A group of security specialists has launched an EU-funded project to better integrate sources of maritime intelligence. The result will be safer seas for all who sail them.

  Connecting research and education across Europe and beyond
Co-funded by the EU and Europe's National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), the GÉANT network provides computing infrastructure and high-speed data connections between EU countries and beyond, enabling researchers to quickly and securely transfer large amounts of data all over the world.

  Keeping people safe in the city
European cities should be places where people can live without fear of crime. An EU-funded project has used modern technology, urban infrastructure, data sources and smartphones to increase security for individuals and communities.

  Supporting EU-Russian scientific collaboration
An EU-funded project has fostered in-depth dialogue between Europe and Russia on stepping up scientific collaboration. With a focus on specialised Russian facilities that are of interest to European researchers, it has resulted in a set of practical recommendations on how best to proceed.

  New technology to integrate solar panels into buildings
An EU-funded project is developing a new generation of solar panels that can be part of traditional house elements like roofs, windows and glass facades. The innovative solar panels can be integrated so well in a building that they are not even visible. This will encourage the take-up of solar energy by European consumers and give the European construction industry a competitive advantage.

  Scientists track a changing Arctic to help communities adapt
Rising temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic will have local and global consequences. But adapting to such changes requires tracking them first. EU-funded researchers are merging Arctic observation systems into a unified network. The results will help determine what is happening and what we can do about it.

  Stronger EU foreign policy via the art of science diplomacy
Scientists and diplomats in the European Union could soon work more closely together thanks to EU-funded research which is aiming to encourage this collaboration to strengthen science diplomacy capacities that will contribute to EU foreign policy goals and commitments.

  Boosting data privacy across Europe
Online personal data breaches regularly make headlines. Now, an EU-funded project is looking to boost data privacy by improving understanding of web user behaviour.

  Adapting to automated driving
Automated technologies are expected to help make driving both safer and more efficient. EU-funded research has been laying the groundwork for adapting to automated driving both technologically and through driver behaviour.

  Accelerating antimatter research
An EU-funded project is probing antimatter, one of nature's great mysteries. In doing so, it is advancing technical developments in this research area, contributing to Europe's fundamental scientific knowledge and helping us understand the origins of the universe.

  New materials remove emerging organic pollutants from water
Emerging pollutants are chemicals that are difficult to remove from effluents during waste-water treatment. An EU-funded project has developed novel materials for use in innovative integrated water treatments to remove these pollutants, leading to cleaner and safer water.

  Assessing risks to limit damage from climate change
Extreme weather events due to climate change cause damage to people, assets and property. EU-funded project H2020_INSURANCE is combining climate services with destruction information to create an open-source computer programme which estimates and reduces the losses caused by such disasters.

  Making healthcare better connected
Wearable sensors for at-home rehabilitation or detection of an irregular heartbeat... An EU-funded project is training students to transform healthcare in today's hyperconnected world, helping them harness the power of technology to keep patients out of hospital, cut costs and even save lives.

  Building a united front to tackle climate change
An EU-funded project to promote and support the coordination of efforts to respond to climate change and reduce the risk of natural disasters could better protect Europe and its citizens.

  Ports prepare for cyber-storms, too
Critical infrastructure, like ports, face growing threats - both physical and cybernetic. In response, EU-funded researchers have developed novel 'hybrid' situation-awareness tools, including visualisation techniques for detecting, preventing, and mitigating the impacts of potential attacks.

  Greater open access to scientific research in Europe
An EU-funded project aims to further the work of the OpenAIRE platform in supporting open access to scientific knowledge. The project is also contributing to the development of the EU's European Open Science Cloud, which provides unlimited access to publicly funded research output in Europe.

  Creating more responsive, intuitive prosthetics
Using advances in electronics and software, a team of EU-funded researchers is developing new ways to control upper limb prosthetics. Their goal is to improve and facilitate the everyday lives of amputees.

  Drug therapy tailored to your genes
Your response to a drug depends, in part, on your genetic make-up. An EU-funded project is developing a system to help doctors take into account a patient's genotype when prescribing treatment, for safer and more effective therapy.

  A smart, energy-efficient log forwarder for the forestry sector
The heavy vehicles used in forestry operations could become more energy efficient and kinder to the environment, thanks to technical innovations being developed by the EU-funded Forwarder2020 project. The innovations could also boost the forestry industry's global competitiveness.

  Advancing African water management
EU-funded researchers are using mathematical models to improve water management in Africa. Their aim is to balance the water, energy and food needs of communities in a sustainable way while allowing for economic development.

  New magnetic liquids to convert waste heat into energy
EU-funded researchers are developing new liquid magnetic materials that convert waste heat into electricity. The long-term aim for these materials, which are both affordable and environmentally friendly, is to use them to harness waste thermal energy to reduce energy consumption and help tackle the global energy crisis.

  Greater resource efficiency for consumer goods
An EU-funded project aims to boost resource efficiency in the electrical and electronic sector by developing, testing and transferring new circular economy business models based on systemic eco-innovative services. This should save money, create jobs and cut emissions.

  Advanced molecular technique boosts cancer research
After cardiovascular diseases, cancer is the second leading cause of death and morbidity in European countries and is one of the most significant health challenges worldwide. An EU-funded project is developing new tools for diagnosing cancer and for understanding the role of proteins in this and other major diseases.

  Camelina, crambe and prized fatty acids: food for thought
Special fatty acids from tropical crops are used in many chemical products derived from vegetable oils. As a result, EU manufacturers are exposed to import price fluctuations. We could source these acids from home-grown crops instead, say EU-funded researchers whose work could help boost competitiveness.

  Better support when it gets harder to see, hear or think
Your hearing's shot, your memory is playing up, and your eyesight isn't what it used to be... Many of us will develop two or more of these impairments as we age. Their combined effect on older persons' ability to cope is greater than the sum of its parts, say EU-funded researchers who are working on ways to attenuate this joint impact.

  Solar fuel turns to plants for inspiration
An 'artificial leaf' being developed by EU-funded researchers to produce fuel from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, could tackle soaring global energy demands, the growing impact of climate change, and dwindling supplies of fossil fuels.

  Therapeutic robots to help autistic children communicate
An EU-funded project is developing software, based on artificial intelligence, that enables robots to more effectively interact with autistic children in human-led therapy sessions, helping to improve their social and communication skills.

  Probing the causes of ecosystem change
Satellite data has great potential for detecting changes in ecosystems. An EU-funded project is combining space and ground data to develop an innovative method of monitoring ecosystems, to give early warnings of ecosystem change and biodiversity loss.

  Dial a bus: personalised urban public transport
No timetables. No fixed stops. No waiting ages in the rain. EU-funded researchers are running world-first trials of a public transport concept involving autonomous electric buses that may soon collect users on demand. Such fleets could be a less costly, greener option for areas where conventional services might not be viable.

  Supporting a reliable citation standard for the internet
With the rise of the internet as a source of information, researchers have struggled with citation standards for referencing source documents. An EU-funded project is developing a solution for European and global e-research infrastructures to enable more open science.

  Advancing gender equality in research and innovation
An EU-funded project has set up a network of national policymakers and civil servants to advance gender equality in science, technology and innovation in the European Research Area (ERA). Europe will benefit as more women have the opportunity to contribute their skills to research and innovation.

  Promoting gender equality in science
European science is missing out on talent as leadership positions remain predominantly occupied by men. To challenge this gender imbalance, an EU-funded project is helping research institutes support female staff in their research career and encouraging work-life balance.

  Support for patients with respiratory diseases
An EU and industry-funded project has developed new patient-centred tools and approaches to help people with chronic obstructive respiratory disease (CODP) get more personalised treatments - a means to boost their activity levels, health and well-being.

  Cleaning up oil in a cold climate
Exploration and production of oil and gas are entering ever more extreme environments. An EU-funded project is examining the best ways to respond to accidental oil spills in the icy waters of the Arctic.

  Synergistic jet engines for cleaner aviation
An EU-funded project has developed new engine design concepts with the potential to radically improve aircraft efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase sustainability and boost European industry competitiveness. These new designs aim to maximise synergies between various existing and novel engine technologies.

  Autonomous robots to improve disaster relief
An EU-funded project promoted knowledge and skills exchange between Europe and China in the field of robotics. As a result, researchers have come up with a prototype smart rescue robot that could improve cooperation between humans and robots in disaster situations - helping to save lives.

  Smart energy delivery, smarter energy consumers
An EU-funded project has developed guidelines and tools for energy providers and policymakers that are empowering businesses, communities and households to use electricity wisely, saving consumers money and promoting sustainability.

  Helping emerging energy market players make the right calls
Europe's changing energy market is attracting new, smaller players that lack experience and know-how when it comes to negotiating commercial transactions. An EU-funded project has come up with a solution to help them make better decisions.

  Top results from quasi-experimental 'participatory action research'
Long-term vision, high-level endorsement and participation, and tailored forms of international scientific collaboration are key to overcoming widespread fragmentation and improving service quality 'and' health outcomes in Latin America. This is the overriding conclusion of an international research team backed by the European Union.

  Eco-friendly replacement for plastic bags in the pipeline
The problem of plastic pollution has grown to devastating proportions. EU-funded research is supporting the development and large-scale production of an eco-friendly replacement for plastic bags that should help significantly reduce plastic waste.

  Light-sensitive molecules for new disease therapies
Peptidomimetics are small molecules that mimic short natural proteins - peptides - and produce the same effects as their natural counterparts. An EU-funded project is developing peptidomimetics that can alternate between biologically active and inactive forms when exposed to light. The technique could lead to new light-controlled drugs which can be turned off and on when needed to treat cancers and other diseases.

  Safety of nanoparticles under scrutiny
With the growing use of synthetic nanoparticles in consumer and industrial products, EU-funded researchers are examining how they affect organisms including plants, worms and bivalves, laying the foundations for an integrated approach to environmental nano-safety.

  Looking below the surface to improve the quality of soil
For years, intensive farming and pesticides have been eroding the earth's nutrients and biodiversity. However, an EU-funded project has developed an app to make it easier for farmers to improve the quality - and competitiveness - of their land.

  Pathways to treating chronic inflammatory diseases
An EU-funded project has developed new approaches to tackling chronic inflammatory diseases. These will be used to create precise and individualised treatment options, potentially leading to faster diagnosis, more effective treatments and even cures.

  Essential ICT infrastructure for smart, automated transport
No more traffic jams. Safer roads. Less pollution. These are just some of the benefits promised as automated and connected vehicles take to the streets - but only if they can effectively communicate and cooperate. An EU-funded project is developing key network infrastructure technology to lead this revolution in transport automation.

  Gene therapy trials point to cure for rare liver disease
EU-funded researchers are close to developing a cure for Crigler-Najjar syndrome, an extremely rare, life-threatening liver disease. The groundbreaking research, currently being validated in clinical trials, could also pave the way for the treatment of other genetic disorders.

  Personalised brain cancer treatment shows potential
EU-funded researchers have demonstrated huge potential for treating aggressive brain cancer using actively personalised immunotherapy in a first first-stage clinical trial to test the vaccine's safety.

  Chromosome imaging promises breakthrough treatments
EU-funded researchers are developing pioneering tools and techniques that will enable scientists to view chromosomes in unprecedented detail, greatly advancing research into life-saving treatments for cancer and cures for many genetic disorders.

  Power of 'social' in low-carbon innovation take-up
Climate change mitigation, green labels, renewable energy, clean technology... we are familiar with the words, but how much do we really know and what do we think about them? The EU-funded SILCI project is exploring the world of low-carbon innovations and how they spread through processes of social influence.

  International cooperation boosts Arctic marine research
An international research consortium established with EU funding is improving marine-based research in the Arctic Ocean. Its aim is to help fight climate change, ensure economic growth and secure Europe's future.

  Radical computing rethink to save time and energy
More flexible and efficient devices are the goal for EU-funded researchers who are championing transprecision computing - a revolutionary computer programming paradigm that saves time and energy by cutting out unnecessary levels of accuracy.

  Understanding freedom of movement in the EU
Free movement of persons is a fundamental principle of the European Union, but intra-EU transit comes with economic, social and political challenges. The EU-funded REMINDER project is investigating public opinion and the impact of free movement - helping to inform EU policy.

  Preventing parasites with new vaccines
Preventing parasites in poultry, cattle and other livestock is a major concern for Europe's farmers. As current treatments prove less effective or desirable, EU-funded scientists are working on new vaccines to keep animals healthy and safeguard our food supply.

  Remote control of transplanted cells in Parkinson's
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.

  'Real feel' interactive display technology
EU-funded research is pushing the boundaries of reality with a programme to develop 3D digital display technology using floating objects that look, feel and even sound like the real thing.

  EU and Russian researchers develop new software to help coordinate Europe's marine data
With the help of a Russian marine research institute, the EU-funded SeaDataCloud project is further developing infrastructure built to better manage the collection and organisation of marine data across Europe.

  The easy way to the right e-infrastructure services
E-infrastructures are fast becoming essential tools for researchers and industry, providing digital services in data management, computing and networking. An EU-funded project has developed a comprehensive online catalogue of European e-infrastructures to help users make informed choices about what is available.

  Bio-based smart food packaging to reduce waste
An EU and industry-funded project is working on the development of bio-based smart food packaging that will reduce waste by monitoring and extending shelf-life, while being compostable, biodegradable or recyclable - good for the environment. It has already developed biodegradable packaging that incorporates an oxygen sensor to monitor shelf-life.

  Turning food and crop waste into new products
Every year, around one-third of all food produced across the world is wasted before it even reaches the consumer. A team of EU-funded researchers is tackling the problem by turning crop and food-processing waste into high-value products.

  Innovative ways to assess climate change risks and costs
An EU-funded project on assessing climate change risks and costs is taking its research out of universities and working with various end-user communities to design better ways to help citizens adapt.

  Safe water solutions thanks to Euro-African 'cleantech' collaboration
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.

  Collaboration in the clinical neurosciences
A number of cutting-edge neuroscience methods have tremendous potential to help patients suffering from disorders of the nervous system. An EU-funded project is working to facilitate collaborative research, with the aim of better understanding cognitive impairments and improving patient outcomes.

  The economics of climate change adaptation, and uncertainty
What measures could we take in view of the likely effects of climate change? How would they play out in economic terms? And how do we decide on investments, given that we do not know how pronounced the change will be? An EU-funded project has produced tools and guidance to support policy- and decision-makers.

  Prosthetics with natural sensations for lower-limb amputees
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.

  Creating workable scenarios to deal with climate change
It is widely accepted that the climate is changing and that the impact of this is likely to be severe. EU-funded research has proposed various pathways for adapting to climate change through an integrated and cross-sector approach.

  Tools to help Europe's wine industry adapt to climate change
An EU-funded project is developing a decision support system integrating weather forecasting, seasonal predictions, climate projections, crop planning, irrigation modelling and other information to help the southern European wine industry adapt to climate change and remain competitive.

  A natural alternative to plastic is coming to a product near you
Extremely efficient to use, bringing about improvements in several industries and products, giving industry a tool to enhance performance... and all of this from sustainably sourced trees. Microfibrillated cellulose, a remarkable natural material that can replace oil-based products in industries as diverse as construction, cosmetics and agriculture, is now entering commercialisation thanks to a pioneering EU and industry-funded project. Microfibrillated cellulose has arrived to out-compete additives from petrochemicals.

  Cities go back to nature to tackle climate challenges
Cities need to develop inclusive, smart and sustainable solutions to climate and water-related challenges. Using nature to solve these challenges can bring multiple benefits. The EU-funded Urban Nature Labs (UNALAB) project is taking a citizen-driven approach to developing innovative, nature-based solutions in different urban environments.

  Super-resolution microscope gives better insight into cells
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.

  Better weather prediction to confront climate change
An EU-funded project aims to better predict when and how severe weather will affect Europe, Asia and North America, enabling people on these continents to mitigate the adverse effects on their health and economies.

  Arctic models to inform North Hemisphere weather forecasts
What warming of the Arctic will mean for ecosystems and communities inside the Arctic and the Northern Hemisphere is uncertain. An EU-funded project aims to better describe, model and predict climate extremes in the region and to develop more accurate long-term forecast systems for the Northern Hemisphere.

  Ageing, stem cells and a propensity to cancer
With the support of Russia's Almazov Medical Research Centre, the EU-funded SyStemAge project studied the molecular mechanisms of ageing in adult stem cells, the results of which indicate that the intervention of metabolic pathways could correct age-related alterations and diseases.

  Helping EU agriculture manage water and nutrient limitations
European farmers need to meet increasing crop demand while reducing fertiliser use and adapting to changing rainfall patterns. The EU-funded SOLACE project will provide new crop varieties and innovations in management to help them use water and nutrients more efficiently.

  Cultivating the Internet of Things in farming
Cloud-supported control of pests, data-empowered precision in the use of water and nutrients, remote monitoring of milk quality... Smart webs of connected objects are opening up new possibilities to boost productivity and sustainability in agriculture. EU-funded researchers are trialling Internet of Things solutions for farms and food.

  Satellites take the measure of gaps in global temperature records
An EU-funded project is compiling global temperature records spanning 166 years, using satellite temperature recordings to help fill existing gaps in measurements.

  Mapping Europe's sustainable farming future
EU-funded researchers have developed mapping tools and calculators to help farmers use water and fertilisers more efficiently, maintaining yields while cutting costs and limiting the environmental impact.

  The myriad of careers where research skills matter
Opportunities for researchers arise in a wide variety of sectors, but awareness of the full breadth of potential careers in settings other than academia tends to be lacking. An EU-funded project has produced online resources to highlight a wider range of options, in a bid to benefit society, the economy and researchers themselves.

  New therapeutic potential for chronic inflammatory diseases
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.

  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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When you have completed your shopping, click the Convert to PDF button near the top of the right-hand column to produce the file. But be careful, if you have selected a lot, this may take some time!

Once the file has been produced you can view it online or save it to your computer; and there are even bookmarks in the file to help you find the beginning of each article.


  Video reports

In this section you can find all the recent articles based on Futuris videos from Euronews. The text is in English only, but the videos are in 13 languages including Arabic, Farsi, Turkish and Russian.

  Using this site

The Research and Innovation Information Centre gives you access to thousands of articles and interviews from several sources, including over 450 Success Stories, 2000 Research Headlines and more.
Articles have been carefully indexed under 18 themes and some 70 sub-themes to help you find information on a specific research topic. There are also some Special Collections of articles on such topics as HIV/AIDS, Volcanoes etc.
Every article can be converted to PDF and shared via social media and email.