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Dec 05 2016
It was estimated that over 150,000 patients, in Europe, were diagnosed with bladder cancer (BLC) in 2012. The incidence rates have been increasing over time followed by either stable or decreased rates, in some countries, starting in the 1990s.
The Commission aims to ensure European nuclear facilities approaching end of business are closed safely, respecting the environment and human health. The Commission aims to ensure European nuclear facilities approaching end of business are closed safely, respecting the environment and human health.
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Dec 02 2016

On 2 December, the Commission launched a new training and knowledge-sharing initiative to prepare specialists for the dismantling of present and future obsolete nuclear plants in Europe as they reach their end-of-life. Led by the JRC, the European Learning Initiatives for Nuclear Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation (ELINDER) will be implemented in cooperation with 14 partners with expertise in the nuclear field.

The new tools centralise migration related data to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU. The new tools centralise migration related data to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU.
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Dec 02 2016
Two new tools will centralise migration related data, to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU.
Leukemic monocyte THP-1 cell microarrays for morphology analysis. A) Blue= nuclei B) Green=cyctoscheleton, C) both labelling, D) bright filed
©EU, 2016
Dec 02 2016
JRC scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Lyon (Fr), reviewed the latest advances in multiplex cell microarrays for high-throughput screening allowing for high-throughput analysis.
Battery with a solar panel and wind turbine inside The JRC has supported with scientific evidence the Clean Energy package presented on 30 November 2016.
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Dec 01 2016
The package pursues three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, cementing the EU's global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for energy consumers.
A solar panel and a wind turbine Wind, photovoltaics and electric cars rely on materials which have been assessed as being critical.
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Dec 01 2016
A study presented at the 9th SET Plan conference indicates that the EU is vulnerable to supply bottlenecks of several key materials needed in wind, photovoltaic and electric vehicles technologies.
The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard collects companies' key R&D and economic indicators The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard collects companies' key R&D and economic indicators
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Dec 01 2016
The 2016 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, published on 1 December by the European Commission, shows that EU companies invested €188.3bn in Research & Development (R&D) in the fiscal year 2015/2016.
Testing Assistive Listening Devices at the JRC Radio Spectrum Laboratory
©Photo by courtesy of Detlef Georg Fuehrer
Dec 01 2016

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) are devices used in addition to hearing aids (HAs) and cochlear implants to make more sounds accessible to people with hearing impairment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) over 5% of the world’s population – 360 million people of which 32 million are children – suffer from disabling hearing impairment. Hearing aids are currently used by about 50 million people.

EURL ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC)
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Dec 01 2016

The EURL ECVAM's Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) Opinions published by the Joint Research Centre's EURL ECVAM (the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing) are the outcome of the scientific peer review of five validation studies on alternativ

Air missile in space Aeronautics and electronics sectors of defence industry are the most vulnerable to potential disruptions in the supply of materials.
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Nov 30 2016
A new study contributes to better understanding of the importance of materials supply for the defence value chain, in support of the European Defence Action Plan.

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