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  Scientists surpass quantum measurement sensitivity

Photo of article Pioneering researchers in Europe have done what no one has been able to do: surpass the limit on the sensitivity of a quantum measurement. The result could play a key role in interferometry and quantum limits of measurement. Presented in the journal Nature, the research was funded in part the EMALI ('Engineering, manipulation and characterization of quantum states of matter and light') project, which clinched a Marie Curie Research Training Networks grant worth more than EUR 439 000 under the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), to develop general theoretical and experimental techniques for engineering, manipulating and characterising quantum states of matter and light.

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Published: 4 April 2011


  Safer stem cell applications and uses in the pipeline

Photo of article Finnish, German and Canadian scientists have identified genetic abnormalities associated with reprogramming adult cells to induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Presented in the journal Nature, the findings will help researchers better understand the reprogramming process and make future applications of stem cell creation and use safer. The study was funded in part by the ESTOOLS ('Platforms for biomedical discovery with human ES [embryonic stem] cells') project, which was backed with EUR 12 million under the 'Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for heath') Thematic area of the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). ESTOOLS brought together 22 experts from 8 EU Member States including the Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden and the UK, in addition to Israel and Switzerland.

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Published: 17 March 2011


  Children on farms at lower risk of asthma

Photo of article Children living on farms are significantly less likely to develop asthma than their peers, a new study shows. The research was partially supported by two EU-funded projects: GABRIEL ('A multidisciplinary study to identify the genetic and environmental causes of asthma in the European Community') and PARSIFAL ('Prevention of allergy – risk factors for sensitization in children related to farming and anthroposophic life style'). GABRIEL was funded under the 'Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health' Thematic area of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) and PARSIFAL under the 'Quality of life and management of living resources' Programme of the EU's Fifth Framework Programme (FP5).

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Published: 9 March 2011


  Fingertip sensitive robot to boost competitiveness

Photo of article EU-funded researchers have created a robot able to be employed at any modern industrial workstation with such advanced fingertip sensitivity it can even hold an egg without cracking it. They believe the invention will help keep European production competitive with the rest of the world. This innovative robot is an outcome of the PISA ('Flexible assembly systems through workplace sharing and time sharing human-machine cooperation') project, which clinched EUR 7 million under the 'Nanotechnologies and nanosciencies, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices' (NMP) Thematic area of the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).

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Published: 1 February 2011



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