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Quarterly - News Roundup on EC Research and Technological Development Programmes

Contents - March-April '98 - Nr 18

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bullet Editorial de Edith Cresson
A step towards the Fifth Framework Programme

bullet Conference
Women in science, women and science
Two days of meetings to consider how to reinforce equal opportunities under European RTD programmes.

bullet Industrial Technologies
Brite-Euram assessment: A measurable impact
Project profile: Laser makes light work of cleaning up the past

bullet Biotechnology
Industrial platforms: Bridging the research-industry divide

bullet Life Sciences and Technologies: Demonstration projects
Seeing is believing

bullet COST: Medical Research
Tailoring new drugs to suit the individual

bullet In focus: Food and health
A better diet for a better life
High tech and edible
The food of the future is functional
Bio-packaging for contemporary products

bullet Information society
The unknown factors of convergence
Interview with Nicholas Negroponte: a wired worldviev
A European foundation for educational multi-media and audio-visual materials

bullet INCO-Copernicus: Cooperation with a Romanian enterprise
Rescuing valuable R&D know-how

bullet Standards, Measurements and Testing
Finding a common European language for geotextiles

bullet JRC Activities
A neutron treatment for cancer
Combating the cowards' weapon

bullet European RTD Digest
News in Brief, For your diary, Publications, Calls for proposals

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