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An EU-funded project has developed a game-changing physical activity programme held at professional football clubs that motivates overweight fans to get moving and lead healthier lives. Its goal is to help prevent chronic diseases among middle-aged men and cut public healthcare costs.
Published: 31 October 2018
Thousands of children across Europe care for a sick or elderly relative, potentially to the detriment of their schooling, social development and mental health. A pioneering EU-funded project will provide much-needed support for this largely unrecognised group of young people.
Published: 10 October 2018
EU-funded researchers are turning teenagers' ever-ready smartphones into a pioneering tool to prevent anxiety and depression, revolutionising access to effective, scalable and personalised digital mental healthcare.
Published: 10 October 2018
Patients with long-term medical conditions, such as depression, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, need regular monitoring, but having to visit the clinic frequently for tests can be a problem. An EU- and industry-funded project is aiming to implement real-time, on-demand monitoring through remote assessment, to potentially improve patient experience and outcomes and increase clinical efficiency.
Published: 9 October 2018
Existing data suggest that immune reactions reduce the lifespan of animal-derived heart valves implanted in cardiac patients. An EU-funded project discovered how to overcome this limitation, to produce valves with improved biocompatibility and novel immunological strategies that will benefit younger patients in particular.
Published: 28 September 2018
Published: 25 September 2018
An EU-funded project is exploring what keeps people committed to a task even when they get bored, distracted or are tempted to stop. The findings could foster productivity-boosting strategies, improve robot-human interactions and even help treat borderline personality disorder.
Published: 21 September 2018
An EU-funded project has made recommendations to protect the rights of intersex people and prevent unnecessary, non-consensual medical interventions. This could strengthen European efforts to support sexual minorities.
Published: 17 September 2018
Graphene, an atomically thin lattice of carbon, has many exceptional properties. An EU-funded project is developing ways to use this unique nanomaterial efficiently in novel optical technologies with potential applications in medical imaging, biosensing, signal processing and computing.
Published: 5 September 2018
The EU-funded DIGE project is exploring what happens when a traditional, practical knowledge of plants and animals unified, eroded or centralised by a dominant group, and the impacts on natural resources, health, economies and the well-being of local communities.
Published: 1 August 2018