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  An integrated response to food-borne disease
Human welfare is closely linked to the health of animals and the environment. An EU-funded joint research programme has been created to align developments in medicine, veterinary science and consumer health protection to tackle food-borne health threats in a more integrated way across Europe.

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  Big data solutions for big farming challenges
Vast volumes of data from satellites in space, drones in the air and sensors on the ground will be harnessed by a pioneering EU-funded project that promises to revolutionise farming, land use, agricultural sustainability and food security.

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  Soil study digs deep to improve land management
Our soil is a vital environmental resource which is increasingly coming under threat. EU-funded research is assessing the impact of soil degradation on a range of ecosystem services to find ways of protecting and restoring soils across Europe.

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  Protecting the rights of intersex people
An EU-funded project has made recommendations to protect the rights of intersex people and prevent unnecessary, non-consensual medical interventions. This could strengthen European efforts to support sexual minorities.

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  Coming soon... a new app for independent hotels
Home2nite is where the hospitality industry meets mobile technology. A new app is designed to give Europe's independent hotels a smart advantage over the big chains in improving customer experience.

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  Keeping captured carbon dioxide safely locked away
Storing man-made carbon dioxide deep underground is a promising intermediate solution for tackling climate change. An EU-funded project has developed innovative techniques to help ensure the potent greenhouse gas stays safely locked up.

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  Early warning for widespread and deadly diseases
EU-funded researchers are applying innovative techniques to detect early-warning signs of some of the most widespread and deadly diseases in Europe, enabling underlying health conditions to be treated sooner and more effectively, and ultimately saving lives.

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  Shaping the future of Europe's energy policy
The transition toward clean, efficient and secure energy will require more than just technological innovation. An EU-funded project is applying research insights from across the social sciences and humanities to help guide European energy policy.

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  Reliable climate data to support research
An EU-funded project is bringing insights from metrology - measurement science - to bear on observation of the Earth's climate from space. This could improve understanding of the climate and help predict changes to it, furthering European efforts in this field.

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  Controlling light at the nanoscale thanks to graphene
Graphene, an atomically thin lattice of carbon, has many exceptional properties. An EU-funded project is developing ways to use this unique nanomaterial efficiently in novel optical technologies with potential applications in medical imaging, biosensing, signal processing and computing.

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  Mathematical modellers focus on mouse lens
EU-funded researchers have created the first-ever full simulation of the growth of the lens within the eye of a mouse. It has given insights into how the lens develops and the formation of cataracts.

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  Boosting the fight against drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals
An EU- and industry-funded project has built an extensive public-private network to speed up the development of treatments to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause infections in intensive care units, helping address a major issue for hospitals.

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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.


  Lightening the load for car makers
EU-funded researchers have developed and tested an innovative new method for producing tailor-made steel parts of variable thickness and shape. This could hugely benefit car manufacturers interested in incorporating flexible lightweight components in future designs - reducing costs and boosting their competitiveness.

  A superconductive breakthrough for wind energy
The world's first superconducting wind turbine will be installed this year off the coast of Denmark - a landmark achievement by an EU-funded project that is set to revolutionise the wind-energy industry through the deployment of lighter, more cost efficient and more potent generators.

  Enzyme discovery could boost biofuel production
EU-funded researchers have discovered a new family of enzymes able to break down wood into its chemical components. The findings may lead to more efficient production of biofuels and other valuable chemicals derived from biomass.

  Empowering citizens through science
An EU-funded project is organising a multitude of events across Europe to actively involve citizens in science. The aim is to motivate people from all walks of life to explore and create solutions for a more sustainable future.

  Faster, cheaper chemical reactions in miniature
Microfluidic bioreactors allow chemical reactions to take place on a very small scale, saving time, money and materials. An EU-funded project has developed microfluidic bioreactor technologies that could lead to a wide range of applications, including innovative medicines.

  Researchers target quantum breakthroughs
An EU-funded network is carrying out cutting-edge research that could lead to pioneering commercial applications such as ultra-powerful quantum computers, helping to position Europe at the forefront of technological innovation.

  EU-Africa... Time to unwrap compatible biobanking!
As more and more people travel and global warming paves the way for diseases to spread, human health and welfare are no longer the preserve of single countries, regions or even continents. European researchers teamed up with African partners to bridge the gap in biomedical research and biobanking practices between the regions. Its biobank-in-a-box is now ready to be unwrapped.

  Fellowships get researchers and technology moving
An EU-funded programme is bringing researchers from across the world to universities and SMEs in Belgium. The aim is to encourage technology transfer, stimulate innovation and develop careers in a range of sectors key to economic growth - including aeronautics and space, agro-food, biotechnology and chemicals.

  Colloids made to order
Industries from food to pharmaceuticals rely on understanding the unique properties of colloidal materials. An EU-funded training network is equipping young researchers with the know-how needed to design new colloids for new purposes - with potential competitive benefits to industry.

  Neurodiversity - understanding the legal and social impacts
Are neurological conditions like Asperger's syndrome and autism the new frontier of inequality and discrimination? The EU-funded NEDBELS project is investigating the legal and social challenges society faces if it is to be more inclusive of those with such neurological disorders - a concept known as 'neurodiversity'.

  Museums strengthen links between Europe and the Americas
An EU-funded project is exploring the cultural, scientific and social dimensions of Europe4s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) through the study of museums. This should preserve community heritage and support EU-LAC cooperation.

  Electric cars: fast forward with plastic battery rack
Could the battery racks in electric cars be greener? Lighter? More affordable, and easier to assemble? Significant gains could be achieved and could help the deployment of such vehicles pick up the pace, say EU-funded researchers who have developed sophisticated housing made of plastic rather than metal.

  The making of more women entrepreneurs
An EU-funded project has developed an education and training programme to help more women in Europe successfully start their own businesses. This could support EU efforts to encourage female entrepreneurship, creating jobs and economic growth.

  Innovation chain for next-gen buildings
As the building industry looks for new ways to harness advances in digital technology, talented young designers, architects, engineers and IT specialists are earning accolades for their innovative approach to this fast-moving industrial sector.

  Molecular machines to green industry
An EU-funded project is developing potent molecular machines that could cut the costs and environmental impact of industries as diverse as healthcare, manufacturing and energy. This could bolster EU efforts to promote cleaner industrial processes.

  Transforming heavy vehicles for more energy-efficient freight
An EU-funded research project has developed innovations in truck and semi-trailer design that could increase energy efficiency by up to 25 %, supporting the EU's goal of improving the sustainability of Europeean transport sector.

  Enabling young researchers to pursue careers in biomedicine
An EU-funded project is enabling young European biomedical researchers to organise annual scientific symposia, career days and outreach activities. The aim is to connect them with prominent scientists and give them the skills and experience to advance their own careers.

  History springs back to life via virtual reality
The application of virtual reality to cultural heritage is contributing to the way both knowledge and objects are preserved and handed down to future generations of Europeans. Now an EU-funded project is helping increase knowledge and share virtual reality expertise among researchers in Romania, Slovenia and Italy.

  Promoting research integrity for a bright scientific future
An EU-funded project reveals the important role that research institutions must play to promote and support research integrity and ensure continued public trust in science. It has created educational tools to help overcome the challenges to integrity.

  Collaborating against cancer: research drives knowledge sharing
Leading European institutes are combining their know-how to advance research into tumour biology, establishing an EU-funded network that promises to contribute to the development of new treatments, insights and technologies to combat cancer.

  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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