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The sedentary nature of modern life has had a noticeably detrimental effect on both physical and mental health. An EU-funded project has highlighted how to boost the wellbeing of Europeans by linking transport and health policies.
Published: 18 June 2019
EU-funded researchers planted, harvested, processed and analysed the life cycle of woody crops to establish how efficient and environmentally friendly they are as a source of fuel for electricity and heat.
Published: 17 June 2019
By applying smarter water-management methods, EU-funded research has helped to ensure that high-quality drinking water continues to flow from our taps, water loss is minimised, and energy use is optimised.
Published: 5 June 2019
Agricultural innovation can increase the incomes and food security of rural Africans - the challenge is to ensure it achieves its potential impact faster. Evidence from an EU-funded project could help policymakers, donors, researchers and development practitioners better design and manage initiatives to improve smallholder agriculture.
Published: 28 May 2019
An EU-funded project designed and tested new soil and water management innovations to increase food production on African farms hand in hand with local farmers. It shows how involving smallholders in research could increase innovation uptake when there is a proper enabling framework.
Published: 27 May 2019
EU-funded biotechnology researchers have developed a novel treatment for atherosclerosis, the narrowing and hardening of arteries that is the leading underlying cause of death and disability in Europe.
Published: 22 May 2019
An EU-funded project has driven collaboration on renewable energy between businesses and researchers in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova with counterparts from EU countries. The links are boosting innovation - helping the participating countries make the transition to more sustainable energy sources.
Published: 22 May 2019
Can you name three types of grain? Einkorn, emmer and spelt, and even oats or rye may not be the first that spring to mind. And yet, rekindling the interest in these traditional crops would benefit the environment and our health, say EU-funded researchers.
Published: 21 May 2019
Nobel Laureate Gérard Mourou helped create the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever generated by humankind, opening up new areas of research and leading to breakthrough medical and industrial applications. EU funding has supported his ongoing work, contributing to a remarkable career which he hopes will serve as an inspiration to budding scientists.
Published: 16 May 2019
An EU-funded project has improved understanding of people's choices when using a variety of shared transport services - such as carpooling. The analysis will help planners design more sustainable services better aligned to commuters' needs, encouraging them to leave their cars at home and thus easing road congestion.
Published: 10 May 2019