Frontier research (ERC)
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Understanding the roles land management and its uses play in the overall climate system is critical to mitigating the potential effects of climate change. EU-funded research is helping to enhance our knowledge of these interactions.
Published: 16 June 2020
EU-funded researchers are aiming to develop a new class of drugs to treat and even cure multiple sclerosis, building on groundbreaking research into previously unexploited mechanisms of an ancestral metabolic molecule the helps regulate the immune system of all humans and mammals.
Published: 26 May 2020
For years, researchers have struggled to understand how bees navigate so effectively with such small brains. Now, an EU-funded project has developed new technology to enhance our understanding and to potentially advance efforts in bee conservation. This new knowledge could also be transferred to other sectors, such as engineering.
Published: 19 May 2020
Illegal fishing destroys marine habitats and threatens species living at sea. An EU-funded project is helping authorities to crack down on these operations by developing the world's first seabird ocean-surveillance system.
Published: 6 May 2020
EU-funded researchers have developed an ultrasensitive test to rapidly, accurately and cost-effectively diagnose disease, underpinned by innovative biosensing technology that could help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, HIV and cancer.
Published: 5 May 2020
A free parenting programme based on EU-funded research has won a 2019 Horizon Impact Award for its success in helping families to avoid child abuse in low-and middle-income countries. Now parents everywhere can access online tips to cope with COVID-19 lockdown life.
Published: 27 April 2020
A revolutionary approach to neuro-rehabilitation developed by EU-funded researchers could help intensive care patients to recover, including survivors of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published: 23 April 2020
EU-funded researchers have developed innovative genetic reprogramming techniques to replace and repair brain cells, opening up novel therapeutic pathways to combat debilitating disorders such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease.
Published: 6 April 2020
While lifespans have been steadily increasing, age-related diseases are also on the rise. EU-funded research is looking at ways to help prevent illness in later years and pave the way to a happier and healthier old age.
Published: 23 January 2020
Stressed plants typically stop growing. An EU-funded project has developed and is applying an innovative approach to generate drought-resistant plants that continue to grow. This could play an important role in ensuring food security in areas where water is scarce.
Published: 23 September 2019