Success Stories

The most recent success stories from EU-funded Research and Innovation

Countries
Countries
  Algeria
  Argentina
  Australia
  Austria
  Bangladesh
  Belarus
  Belgium
  Benin
  Bolivia
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Brazil
  Bulgaria
  Burkina Faso
  Cambodia
  Cameroon
  Canada
  Cape Verde
  Chile
  China
  Colombia
  Costa Rica
  Croatia
  Cyprus
  Czechia
  Denmark
  Ecuador
  Egypt
  Estonia
  Ethiopia
  Faroe Islands
  Finland
  France
  French Polynesia
  Georgia

Countries
Countries
  Algeria
  Argentina
  Australia
  Austria
  Bangladesh
  Belarus
  Belgium
  Benin
  Bolivia
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Brazil
  Bulgaria
  Burkina Faso
  Cambodia
  Cameroon
  Canada
  Cape Verde
  Chile
  China
  Colombia
  Costa Rica
  Croatia
  Cyprus
  Czechia
  Denmark
  Ecuador
  Egypt
  Estonia
  Ethiopia
  Faroe Islands
  Finland
  France
  French Polynesia
  Georgia


Public Health web site
For more information on health issues in the EU, visit the Commission's Public Health web site

Health & life sciences

Genetic engineering


Results: 1-10 of 18  Page(s) 1 of 2  Next >> 

Tick (check) box to add article to PDF "basket"


Photo of article Replacing an enzyme to control a very rare disease

Until recently, there was no treatment specific to alpha-mannosidosis, one of the many rare diseases that jointly affect some 30 million citizens in Europe alone. Today, there is as EU-funded research developed enzyme-replacement therapy to stop the illness in its tracks, and this medicine is on the market.

Published: 12 October 2020


Photo of article Unravelling the mystery of how viruses evolve and spread

Emerging viruses pose a serious threat to global public health. EU-funded research is helping to advance our understanding of how infectious diseases evolve and adapt genetically, informing our efforts to develop an effective response. Researchers have already applied these new methods to several public health crises, including COVID-19.

Published: 3 August 2020


Photo of article A repairable brain: cell reprogramming to halt neurodegenerative disease

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


Photo of article Genes may hold key to slowing Alzheimer's disease

EU and industry funded researchers are shedding light on genes that influence the progression of Alzheimer's disease, paving the way for the development of novel drugs and therapeutic strategies that could delay or slow cognitive decline.

Published: 20 September 2019


Photo of article Population-scale DNA test paves way to personalised medicine

Estonian citizens could become significantly healthier following the launch of a pioneering nationwide DNA testing programme. The aim is to provide tailored treatment, preventive care and lifestyle advice, building on the work of an EU-funded project that is making personalised medicine effective and affordable for all.

Published: 27 June 2019


Photo of article New lab seeks supramolecular solutions for gene therapy

A new EU-funded laboratory in Romania has given researchers a head start in applying the insights of supramolecular chemistry to biomedical applications such as gene therapy, tissue engineering and drug delivery.

Published: 24 June 2019


Photo of article 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.

Published: 3 April 2019


Photo of article 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.

Published: 27 February 2019


Photo of article 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.

Published: 25 October 2018


Photo of article A faster way to spot the tell-tale signs of cancer-causing drugs

An EU- and industry-funded project has identified potential biomarkers that could indicate how likely a drug is to cause cancer at an earlier stage of testing than is currently possible, which could save drug companies time and money - and lead to safer drugs reaching patients faster.

Published: 8 June 2018



Results: 1-10 of 18  Page(s) 1 of 2  Next >> 

Convert article(s) to PDF

No article selected




loading
Share an article
You can share any article via social networking sites or email it to friends. Click the SHARE icon, select from the list that appears, and the article is on its way!

For more on Medical and Biological Technologies, visit the Biology/Medicine Technology Marketplace for

 RSS feed
Bring the latest updates from the Information Centre to your Bloglines, MSN, Newsgator, Yahoo or other news reader with the new RSS Feed. Find out more ...