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Published: 18 March 2013
A Marie Curie Action (MCA) was a key step in attracting a talented Russian physicist to Europe and stimulating an important strand of co-operation between European and Russian scientists and research institutes whose work could play an important role in advancing environmental monitoring and safety capabilities for the direct benefit of society.
Published: 12 March 2013
A European Union (EU)-funded research project has opened up a radical new era in the world of vaccine discovery and production. Focused on veterinary vaccines, the project's work has made possible a dramatically faster and more effective route to the creation of vaccines to combat some of the most devastating diseases affecting farm livestock. The same accelerated route can be used to uncover a vast new range of urgently-needed vaccines for humans as well.
Published: 21 February 2013
With tuberculosis (TB) making an unwelcome comeback in many developed countries TB never really left the developing world the news that EU-funded researchers are on the verge of a drug breakthrough is timely to say the least.
Published: 10 January 2013
When you think of a scientist at work, you may picture a solitary expert working obsessively in a lab. This image has now been dispelled by a unique group of researchers working in collaboration to block HIV transmission.
Published: 23 November 2012
While it is accepted that environmental change in the Arctic will have global implications, accessing accurate information from this remote region can be difficult. This is why an EU-funded project aims to build research capacity through connecting remote stations, developing new technology and making this harsh but beautiful wilderness accessible to as many people as possible.
Published: 21 November 2012
Scientists at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) in Spain have succeeded in eliminating infectious bacteria from medical textiles by using an enzymatic pre-treatment combined with simultaneous deposition of nanoparticles and biopolymers under ultrasonic irradiation. This was an outcome of the SONO ('A pilot line of antibacterial and antifungal medical textiles based on a sonochemical process') project, which is funded under the 'Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies' (NMP) Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to the tune of EUR 8.3 million. SONO is targeting the improvement of antimicrobial properties on medical textiles through the use of the state-of-the-art technique.
Published: 12 November 2012
Published: 8 November 2012
X-ray technology has existed for more than 100 years, but in spite of repeated efforts no one has found a way of solving the problems involved in making X-ray machines portable. Now, thanks to an innovative European Union (EU) funded multinational research project, that breakthrough has at last been achieved.
Published: 31 October 2012
The prevention of man-made and natural disasters is a major concern for every sector of industry. Until now, however, there has been a noticeable lack of cross-sector co-operation on this issue. A recent EU-funded project aimed to challenge this and, in so doing, establish new standards for risk assessment.
Published: 10 October 2012