JRC News

  1. 25 Aug 2015

    Co-edited and co-authored by ECVAM scientists, the "In Vitro Toxicology Systems" book has been shortlisted for this year's Lush Prize in the training category. It brings together important issues and considerations needed in order to develop a workable, reliable, integrated testing strategy for the replacement of animals in toxicity testing regimes.  The Lush Prize, now in its fourth year, rewards scientists and organisations for their outstanding contributions to replacing animal testing.

  2. 24 Aug 2015

    JRC scientists have supported the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) with information and analysis on the flood crisis in Myanmar/Burma which followed a period of unusually heavy precipitation starting mid-July. By the beginning of August the country began to experience the most severe flooding in decades, while heavy rainfall continued during the first half of the month.

     

  3. 24 Aug 2015

    A JRC survey on the use of ISO standards in breast cancer care services in Europe finds that in 76% of the countries examined at least one healthcare organisation is accredited or holds an accredited certificate of conformity to the respective standard.

  4. 24 Aug 2015

    Continued hot and mostly dry conditions in much of Europe in July and early August have led to a further reduction in the yield forecasts for spring and summer crops at the EU-28 level, particularly for maize and sunflower crops. The yield outlook for winter cereals is slightly improved thanks to favourable weather conditions in northern parts of Europe. Overall, the yield forecast for total cereals dropped to almost 10% below last year’s level, and to 1% below the five-year average.

  5. 24 Aug 2015

    Authors from JRC-ITU and four other organizations have generated a Guide on Planning Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) towards Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste. The guide aims to support the development of facilities within lesser advanced nuclear programmes.

  6. 21 Aug 2015

    The European Commission has published a call for expression of interest to launch a limited number of risk and recovery activations through its COPERNICUS Emergency Management Service for Risk & Recovery.

  7. 20 Aug 2015

    Much of the European continent has been affected by severe drought in June and July 2015, one of the worst since the drought and heat wave of summer of 2003.

  8. 20 Aug 2015

    Infringements of intellectual property rights, for example by producing and buying fake products, are harmful for the EU economy. The JRC has published some technical recommendations to support the Commission in fighting against these infringements and to help companies better protect their products.

  9. 18 Aug 2015

    Food security policy should be moving towards a much broader landscape and focusing on regular access to food, while addressing food insecurity for a fraction of communities.

  10. 18 Aug 2015

    The JRC's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternative Methods to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has adapted the format of DB-ALM, its unique public database on alternative methods, to fully comply with the OECD guidance for describing non-guideline in vitro test methods.