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A graphic of a balance with male and female symbols on each side A sex-specific approach is gaining acceptance in clinical medicine, but has yet to be established in toxicology.
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Apr 21 2015

Female liver cells, and in particular those in menopaused women, are more susceptible to adverse effects of drugs than their male counterparts, according to new research carried out by the JRC.

Cover of the report To stimulate innovation and foster competition, standardisation needs to keep up with technological developments and societal challenges.
©EU, 2015
Apr 21 2015

A JRC foresight study suggests the European standardisation system should accelerate and rely on an integrated strategy. The study argues this is the only way standardisation will be able to keep pace with technological developments and societal challenges, stimulating innovation and fostering competition.

Tibor Navracsics and Franz Fischler launch the public consultation on global food security and sustainability linked to Expo Milano 2015
Apr 13 2015

The European Commission has launched an online consultation on how science and innovation can help the EU ensuring safe, nutritious, sufficient and sustainable food globally.

Two elephants play surrounded by birds A new web tool enables 16 000 of the world's protected areas to be explored.
©EU, 2015 - Grégoire Dubois
Apr 09 2015

DOPA Explorer 1.0 is the JRC's latest web-based interface which provides a simple way to explore nearly 16 000 of the world's protected areas.

A heat loss detection camera monitors a two-storey house. Energy renovation can stimulate a new wave of technological innovation as 'energy renovation kits´ need to be developed for different building types, construction periods and climatic zones.
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Apr 08 2015

The JRC has recently launched a new report calling for a concerted effort to phase out inefficient buildings from the European building stock.

Collage of thematic images about electricity, smart grids, electrical appliances, wind energy The latest JRC reports on smart grids look at how smart grids research and innovation can help achieve the Energy Union's targets of secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy.
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Apr 01 2015

On 1 April 2015, the JRC released two reports in the area of smart grids, which look at how smart grids research and innovation can help achieve the Energy Union's targets of secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy.

A house with some construction work being carried out next to it Building sustainability should take into account the environmental issues in the general design process.
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Mar 27 2015

A new approach proposed by JRC scientists results into a single indicator bringing together ecological costs, construction costs and the expected structural repair and downtime losses.

Close-up shot of a pipette transferring pale pink liquid into small test-tubes Research at the JRC labs on radioisotopes for targeted alpha therapy studies.
©European Atomic Energy Community, 2015
Mar 25 2015

A new treatment for bladder carcinoma is being developed by the JRC and Munich’s Technical University hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar. Recently, the first in-human tests have been conducted showing positive results.

A worm's eye view of bamboo trees Forests are under an increasing pressure – the area roughly equivalent to the size of Greece is destroyed annually.
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Mar 21 2015

With its research and tools, JRC supports EU policies on the preservation of forests, which sustain life, represent a home to most of the earth's terrestrial biodiversity and act as carbon dioxide storehouse, thus reducing the CO₂ released in the atmosphere.

Image from a session of the conference featuring a number of speakers on stage Session from the conference held in Brussels on 17 March
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Mar 17 2015

Nearly a third of patents filed for technologies in digital communication at the European Patent Office originate in Asia (mainly China, Japan and Korea) and numbers are increasing; what are the consequences? This and other questions were addressed today at the JRC's conference on "The Role of Patents – Innovation in the European digital single market".