JRC News

  1. 10 Jul 2015

    JRC scientists have characterised and certified the mass concentration of the cancer marker beta-2-microglobulin as an additional parameter in the certified reference material for proteins in human serum. This work was done in close collaboration with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) for the standardisation of measurements of proteins.

  2. 5 Jun 2015

    Together with the European Commission's Directorate-General Taxation and Customs, the JRC invites researchers in behavioural economics to submit proposals for projects aiming at improving tax compliance and enforcement. This competition of ideas will select the best proposals and winners will be invited to present their projects at a workshop which will take place at the JRC's site in Ispra, Italy, on 24 and 25 September 2015.

  3. 12 May 2015

    Some 100 000 patients in Europe were diagnosed with this type of skin cancer in 2012 which also accounted for 1% of all cancer deaths in Europe.

    Switzerland, Norway and the Netherlands report the highest incident rate of this cancer which forms in skin cells called melanocytes, which colour the skin.
    With about 86% of melanomas due to exposure to UV radiation, the main preventive measure is to avoid extensive exposure to sun, especially at young age.

  4. 14 Jan 2015

    Our bi-monthly newsletter keeps consumers and stakeholders up to date on latest developments in nutrition.

  5. 13 Jan 2015

    The Institute for Transuranium Elements (JRC-ITU) of the European Commission, the Medical University Warsaw and Eckert & Ziegler Eurotope invite you to the 9th Symposium on Targeted Alpha Therapy.

  6. 20 Nov 2014

    Nucleic acids are essential for the information transfer in living materials. Moreover many decisions such as labelling of food products, health diagnostics and treatment of diseases rely on knowledge about the amount of certain nucleic acids. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to have reliable measurement tools at hand.

  7. 14 Nov 2014

    Good healthcare requires reliable measurements for the diagnosis and follow-up of diseases and the stratification of patients. The scientific journal Clinical Chemistry invited JRC scientists to prepare an editorial, discussing strategies for the standardisation of measurements in clinical chemistry.

  8. 14 Nov 2014

    Experts in school food from all over Europe were brought back to the classroom by the JRC to learn from each other's policies and experiences and discuss how to utilise schools as catalysts for better health. Ensuring child health is of the utmost importance. Not only does it address the immediate needs of a vulnerable population group, but it also lays the foundation for future well-being.

  9. 25 Sep 2014

    Crowdsourcing information on toxicological mechanisms to further new animal-free approaches to chemical safety assessment