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Gears illustration S2E brings together industry, academia and authorities to make the most of regional innovation financing
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Mar 08 2017

The Stairway to Excellence Project now supports regions and stakeholders from all EU member states, enabling them to use synergies and make the most of the European Structural and Investment Funds and Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme.

Mar 03 2017

The JRC will support the Galileo and EGNOS test campaign for eCall devices, which allows eCall device manufacturers to pre-test Galileo and EGNOS compatibility prior to type approval.

The JRC and Slovenia will increase scientific cooperation in a number of areas The JRC and Slovenia will increase scientific cooperation in a number of areas
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Feb 28 2017

On 28 February 2017, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, and the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost cooperation and scientific excellence.

The Memorandum opens new avenues for scientific exchange and synergies in the fields of energy, transport, public health, security, climate change, digital transformation, and biotechnology, among others.

Human kidneys
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Feb 28 2017
It was estimated that over 115,000 patients, in Europe, were newly diagnosed with cancers of the kidney, renal pelvis and the ureter in 2012. In the same year it was estimated nearly 49,000 Europeans died from kidney cancer (KC), accounting for 3.2% of all cancer deaths in Europe.
Forests are expected to contribute to 25% of the national mitigation pledges under the Paris Agreement Forests are expected to contribute to 25% of the national mitigation pledges under the Paris Agreement
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Feb 27 2017
Forests play a key role in meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. They cover around 25% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions planned by countries for 2030 in response to the Paris Agreement. In an article published in Nature Climate Change, JRC scientists call for robust, transparent and credible data to track the real mitigation potential of forests, and highlight the important role of the scientific community in this process.
rare diseases day illustration Raising awareness about rare diseases helps improve public health policies
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Feb 27 2017
28 February is the Rare Disease Day, meant to raise awareness about rare diseases. The JRC, together with the Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), is developing the European Platform on Rare Diseases Registration (EU RD Platform) to combine data on rare diseases, scattered across over 600 patients registries in the EU. The platform will facilitate data sharing for the benefits of patients and healthcare providers enabling the publication of EU-wide comparable statistics.
Smartphone App screenshot Invasive Alien Species Europe app, developed by the JRC, helps identify and share information about 37 Invasive Alien Species in Europe.
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Feb 24 2017
The JRC has developed a smartphone app that will help citizens to capture and share information about 37 invasive alien species of Union concern in Europe. The 'Invasive Alien Species Europe' app, which contains detailed information and photos of those plants and animals, makes it possible for citizens to use their phones' GPS system and camera to capture images of them.
Bottle of sunflower oil
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Feb 24 2017

JRC scientists developed and validated a cost efficient analytical method for the determination of four EU marker polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in edible oil to be used for official food control.

Litter in waters Two new JRC reports provide recommendations and guidance to EU Member States on how to monitor and identify sources of litter in the waters.
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Feb 23 2017

Marine litter is a threat to both the marine ecosystem and human activities. Two new JRC reports provide recommendations and guidance to EU Member States on how to monitor and identify sources of litter that reach the seas.

Cell culture on plate Cell culture on plate
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Feb 23 2017

New publication summarises the outcome of a workshop organised by the European Partnership of Alternatives to Animal Testing (EPAA) on the use of stem cell-derived in vitro test systems in toxicology.

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