JRC News

  1. 2 Oct 2015

    A JRC invention initially stemming from its research in the nuclear sector will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery.

  2. 25 Sep 2015

    Researchers’ Night, a popular science event, marks its first decade across the EU and neighbouring countries. On 25 and 26 September, JRC scientists talk about their work to young and old and why science matters in Milan, Turin, Varese and Seville.

  3. 23 Sep 2015

    A novel, accelerator-driven method could produce nuclides for targeted alpha therapy of cancer in practically unlimited amounts, overcoming current obstacles for its wider use due to a limited production of alpha-emitters.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 3 Jul 2015

    The JRC partnered with EUROCARERS to launch a new online database of digital services for carers of older people to assist carers in fulfilling their activities.

  7. 1 Jul 2015

    On 1 July, the European Nano-Characterisation Laboratory funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme was launched.

  8. 26 Jun 2015

    JRC scientists support the EU's fight against illicit drugs with their work on speedy recognition of new psychoactive substances.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.