JRC News

  1. 4 Aug 2014

    Nutritional shortcomings are a key driver of age-related decline and disability whereas proper diet can increase years of healthy life. In support of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (the Partnership), JRC scientists have reviewed the evidence on the role key nutrients and diet plays in promoting healthy ageing.

  2. 16 Jul 2014

    Childhood obesity is a growing problem with nearly one in three children in Europe being overweight. With the first comprehensive assessment of school food policies in Europe, the JRC has made an important contribution to the European Commission's efforts to address this issue.

  3. 7 Jul 2014

    The JRC played host to award-winning young scientists from the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) and Jugend Forscht programmes over the past week.

  4. 23 Jun 2014

    Active player at ESOF since its first edition in 2004, this year the JRC organises six scientific sessions which illustrate the importance of science for policy and participates in other two. It also presents an exhibit entitled "Soil - the hidden treasure" within the "Science in the City" festival.

  5. 12 Jun 2014

    The JRC has launched an online tool to identify chemicals useful for the development and validation of alternative methods to animal testing.

  6. 11 Jun 2014

    Cancer risk factors can be reduced by correct nutrition and physical activity, which are key elements in all recommendations for cancer prevention, such as the European code against cancer.

  7. 23 May 2014

    The European Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) is inviting public comments on its latest recommendation concerning the Zebrafish Embryo Acute Toxicity Test Method (ZFET). The draft recommendation is available for download below.

  8. 19 May 2014

    JRC experts provide an overview on how EU legislation addresses nanomaterials, and recapitulate issues relevant for the on-going discussion on transparency and requests for more information regarding the use of nanomaterials in consumer products.

  9. 6 May 2014

    JRC scientists have developed a decision support tool to optimise the detection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) via computer simulation. The JRC GMO-Matrix will make the analysis of GMOs in the food chain more efficient and cost-effective.

  10. 28 Apr 2014

    A new series of factsheets published by the JRC and the European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR) provide a unique overview of the cancer disease burden in Europe. They collect, condense and communicate important Europe-wide data on the second most common cause of death in the European Union.