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Oil
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Mar 29 2017
JRC scientists investigated critical steps in the indirect gas chromatographic mass spectrometric determination of fatty acid esters of monochloropropanediols (MCPDEs) and of glycidol (GEs) in various food products including edible oils and fats.
Human serum albumin protein
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Mar 28 2017
JRC scientists – in close collaboration with researchers from the University of Lyon and Diamond Light Source (Synchtron Radiation Faclity, UK) – have demonstrated that gold nanoparticles significantly protect human serum albumin from denaturation when exposed to "stressing" conditions. This stabilising effect could be beneficial for biotechnology applications used in the medical field.
wind turbine The JRC Wind Energy Status Report 2016 presents key data on global market developments, technology trends and EU support to wind energy
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Mar 28 2017
The JRC Wind Energy Status Report 2016 presents key data on global market developments, technology trends and EU support to wind energy. The EU remains a global leader with 140GW wind energy capacity supplying our grid, representing about a third of world's wind power.
big wave 2016 JRC Ocean status report focuses on technological progress in ocean energy, market creation, and policy instruments available at European and national level.
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Mar 28 2017
Tidal stream and wave energy technologies have showed considerable technological progress in 2016, culminated with the creation of the first ocean energy farms. Both technologies are also gathering increasing support to overcome technological and financial barriers for deployment in the future European energy system.
In most of Europe, winter cereals have recovered well from winter dormancy
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Mar 28 2017
The latest JRC MARS Crop monitoring bulletins for Europe and the European neighbourhood (part of the global outlook 2017 series covering North Africa and, for the first time, Turkey and Ukraine) were published yesterday, 27 March 2017.
European Parliament, France
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Mar 27 2017

JRC scientists reviewed the legislation of nanomaterials in the EU and identified key needs for better implementation thereof including safety assessment.  Today, nanomaterials can be found in almost any industrial sector including consumer products.

The JRC provides scientific evidence in support of EU policies throughout the entire policy cycle The JRC provides scientific evidence in support of EU policies throughout the entire policy cycle
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Mar 24 2017

The European Commission has adopted the JRC’s Work Programme for 2017-2018, running under Horizon 2020, the current EU Framework Programme for funding research and innovation up to 2020. The key orientations of the JRC work programme, structured in accordance with the political priorities of the Commission, reflect the work the JRC will carry out.

sun and earth magnetic field Solar activity can severely impact critical infrastructures in space and on the ground
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Mar 24 2017
Extreme space weather has a global footprint and the potential to damage critical infrastructure on the ground and in space. A new JRC report calls for bridging knowledge gaps and for better coordination at EU level to reduce the potential impact of space weather events.
JRC meets with OECD experts to define good practices for in vitro methods (GIVIMP) March 2017 JRC meets with OECD experts to define good practices for in vitro methods (GIVIMP)
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Mar 24 2017

On the 23rd and 24th of March the JRC's EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) hosted a meeting with OECD experts to discuss the draft of a guidance document on Good In Vitro Method Practice (GIVIMP). This GIVIMP document would serve as a technical guidance on good scientific and quality practices to support the regulatory human safety assessment of chemicals using in vitro methods.

Soybean plantation
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Mar 23 2017
In close collaboration with JRC scientists, a network of German food safety authorities developed a novel method able to efficiently detect six different genetically modified soybean lines that were known, until now, to be difficult to monitor.

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