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EU-funded researchers are applying innovative techniques to detect early-warning signs of some of the most widespread and deadly diseases in Europe, enabling underlying health conditions to be treated sooner and more effectively, and ultimately saving lives.
Published: 12 September 2018
An EU- and industry-funded project has built an extensive public-private network to speed up the development of treatments to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause infections in intensive care units, helping address a major issue for hospitals.
Published: 3 September 2018
Microfluidic bioreactors allow chemical reactions to take place on a very small scale, saving time, money and materials. An EU-funded project has developed microfluidic bioreactor technologies that could lead to a wide range of applications, including innovative medicines.
Published: 24 August 2018
An EU-funded project has advanced breast cancer detection to uncover tumours that are difficult to spot and frequently missed by current technology. The technology could help to save lives and avoid unnecessary biopsies.
Published: 18 July 2018
Tuberculosis (TB) and tobacco-related lung disease kill millions around the world every year. What if programmes to stop one could target the other, too? An international initiative, including partners from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal is doing just that, blending effective yet affordable tobacco cessation strategies with TB control programmes.
Published: 27 June 2018
An EU-funded project aims to identify and maximise the potential of novel vaccines to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. These could save lives, stem the spread of infection and shorten treatment for the often deadly, airborne disease.
Published: 21 June 2018
EU-funded research is exploring how meditation training and other preventive programmes can help Europe's ageing society stay mentally active and physically healthy for longer. The findings can help shape a variety of programmes and policies.
Published: 13 June 2018
An atlas developed by an EU-funded project maps the risk in eastern Africa of three tropical diseases. Now used in teaching and research, it could one day support models that better predict how environmental changes might impact public health.
Published: 7 June 2018
EU-funded researchers are seeking to improve the diagnosis and management of patients with fever through the identification of new biomarkers that can differentiate between bacterial and viral infection. Once found, the biomarkers will be evaluated across different European healthcare models.
Published: 6 June 2018
The dangers of smoking are widely recognised, but what interventions work best to help people quit this deadly habit? EU-funded researchers are assessing a range of existing approaches and new cessation treatments. The results will inform public health policy in Europe and the wider world.
Published: 5 June 2018