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An EU-funded project promoted knowledge and skills exchange between Europe and China in the field of robotics. As a result, researchers have come up with a prototype smart rescue robot that could improve cooperation between humans and robots in disaster situations - helping to save lives.
Published: 6 March 2019
An EU-funded project has developed guidelines and tools for energy providers and policymakers that are empowering businesses, communities and households to use electricity wisely, saving consumers money and promoting sustainability.
Published: 5 March 2019
Long-term vision, high-level endorsement and participation, and tailored forms of international scientific collaboration are key to overcoming widespread fragmentation and improving service quality 'and' health outcomes in Latin America. This is the overriding conclusion of an international research team backed by the European Union.
Published: 4 March 2019
EU-funded researchers have demonstrated huge potential for treating aggressive brain cancer using actively personalised immunotherapy in a first first-stage clinical trial to test the vaccine's safety.
Published: 27 February 2019
What measures could we take in view of the likely effects of climate change? How would they play out in economic terms? And how do we decide on investments, given that we do not know how pronounced the change will be? An EU-funded project has produced tools and guidance to support policy- and decision-makers.
Published: 14 February 2019
It is widely accepted that the climate is changing and that the impact of this is likely to be severe. EU-funded research has proposed various pathways for adapting to climate change through an integrated and cross-sector approach.
Published: 13 February 2019
With the support of Russia's Almazov Medical Research Centre, the EU-funded SyStemAge project studied the molecular mechanisms of ageing in adult stem cells, the results of which indicate that the intervention of metabolic pathways could correct age-related alterations and diseases.
Published: 7 February 2019
Oceans are a vital resource for energy, food, transport, recreation and more. And with mounting evidence of serious pollution, marine litter, overfishing... the world is finally waking up to the importance of Marine Protected Areas to preserve the complex and delicate balance between ecosystems and the services they provide. A massive international consortium, funded by the EU, took up that challenge, focusing on the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Published: 4 February 2019
Researchers studied Southeast Asian integration processes at national and regional levels in the hope of better understanding the dynamics of difference and, with that, new pathways to inclusion in various social, historical, ethno-cultural, political and geographical contexts. The conclusion: Europe has a lot to offer (and gain from) Southeast Asia in terms experience and lessons learned on social integration and diversity.
Published: 29 January 2019
Nature provides benefits worth billions of euros a year to EU agriculture - such as pest control by insect predators. An EU-funded project has improved knowledge of the habitats that foster these so-called ecological services, helping to support an increase in sustainable farming and food security.
Published: 28 January 2019