Health & life sciences
Health & ageing
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An EU-funded project carried out an 'advance care planning' trial on patients with late-stage cancer in a bid to improve their welfare and boost their involvement in care-giving decision-making.
Published: 23 September 2020
An EU-funded project has linked scientists with experts in industry to forge partnerships aimed at creating new products to improve the lives of people with dementia. The research is creating tools to help remind people with dementia to undertake the tasks critical to their daily lives.
Published: 6 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
Across the EU, many people are worried about the novel coronavirus and its rapid spread. The EU project PREPARE, which began in 2014, is responding to COVID-19 by rapidly assessing Europes preparedness and deploying vital clinical research.
Published: 12 March 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
EU-funded researchers have developed a hands-free, voice-controlled system for smart homes to facilitate and improve the day-to-day lives of seniors and the disabled, enabling them to operate appliances and go online without ever touching a device.
Published: 30 October 2019
A wide-reaching EU-funded project is testing new anti-blood clotting treatment in patients who have suffered a brain haemorrhage. Researchers hope to reduce the risk of the patient suffering from another stroke, which would impair their quality of life and life expectancy.
Published: 28 October 2019
A wide-reaching EU-funded clinical trial is testing thrombectomies for severe stroke patients. Researchers hope to show that the treatment - which is only currently available for those who have suffered less severe strokes - can also improve the lives of severe stroke patients.
Published: 25 October 2019
Any surgical procedure can be risky, especially for older people. To minimise the dangers, EU-funded researchers have developed the world's first personalised test to assess the risk of patients developing post-surgical sensory and cognitive disorders, allowing doctors to choose the safest treatment.
Published: 10 October 2019
Older people recovering from cardiac problems regularly miss out on life-changing rehabilitation. An EU-funded project has harnessed new technology to include this often-forgotten population.
Published: 27 September 2019