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Using innovative nanotechnologies, an EU-funded project is developing more efficient and sustainable vaccine manufacturing processes. The cost of vaccines puts a brake on wider immunisation, so these new processes will find broad application - especially in developing economies.
Published: 19 February 2018
Tuberculosis is a silent killer. According to the World Health Organisation more than 10 million people were diagnosed with the disease in 2016. The previous year, some 1,8 million people died from it making TB one of the top ten main causes of death globally.
Published: 4 December 2017
Do people living with HIV age more quickly, despite the fact that their infection is well controlled? Concerns have emerged in recent years, and an EU-funded study was launched to look into the matter by exploring links with age-related conditions, with a specific focus on cognitive impairment. No acceleration was observed.
Published: 1 December 2017
A quick and efficient eye scan could soon provide early warning of serious chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, dementia and stroke thanks to EU-funded research combining the latest advances in computer vision and mathematical modelling.
Published: 21 November 2017
EU-funded researchers have developed a carbon with tiny pores that could prevent infection of livers by intestinal bacteria - a common complication in chronic liver disease. The material could improve patients' quality of life and chances of survival, while reducing the use of antibiotics in managing the disease.
Published: 17 November 2017
EU-funded researchers have developed an efficient colorectal cancer treatment that can prevent relapses in patients post-surgery. It involves applying drugs that kill cancer cells directly to the tumour site, eliminating the need for unpleasant, ongoing injections that can cause side effects.
Published: 14 November 2017
The virus that causes chickenpox can also lead to more serious and painful conditions in older people. An EU-funded researcher is discovering how the virus interacts with the immune system and, possibly, how it might be controlled.
Published: 14 November 2017
Many people suffering from curable secondary hypertension - high blood pressure that is the result of a condition - are incorrectly diagnosed, so they don't receive the treatment they need. An EU-funded project's research aims to lead to a blood test that aids diagnosis and improves treatment.
Published: 9 November 2017
An EU-funded project is carrying out the first clinical trial among elderly cardiac patients of a novel multi-medication pill to prevent recurrent heart attacks, improve the efficacy of care and save lives.
Published: 27 September 2017
EU-industry funded researchers have worked to identify and characterise signs of cancer, particularly colon cancers, and patients' responses to different types of treatment. The aim is to help doctors choose the best possible treatment for an individual patient's condition, potentially improving and saving lives.
Published: 21 September 2017