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Dec 15 2017

According to a new study, almost 36 billion tons of soil is lost every year due to water, and deforestation and other changes in land use make the problem worse. The study also offers ideas on how agriculture can change to become a part of the solution from being part of the problem

Dec 15 2017

The Commission has defined a uniform standard for the collection of data on rare diseases in Europe. This is a first step towards ensuring that the data collected by European registries is comparable and the data registries are interoperable – both preconditions for improving the treatment and outcomes for patients suffering from rare diseases.

In EU countries, any disease affecting fewer than 5 people in 10 000 is considered rare. There are more than 6000 distinct rare diseases in the EU, affecting around 30 million people.

Dec 14 2017

Today the JRC signed an agreement with the French Institut national de l'environnement industriel et des risques (INERIS) to reinforce cooperation in the fields of industrial risks and safety as well as environmental security.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) follows a number of joint activities, projects and scientific publications. Through the MoU, the JRC and INERIS want to reinforce this mutually beneficial cooperation and provide a basis for additional complementary activities and knowledge sharing.

The areas of collaboration will include:

Dec 11 2017
The JRC released a new scientific yardstick, in the form of a certified reference material, to help early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
Dec 07 2017
The European Union and nine nations have reached an international agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the Arctic high seas.
Dec 07 2017
New emissions and efficiency standards will help national authorities to lower the environmental impact of Large Volume Organic Chemicals production.
Dec 05 2017
This study combines geospatial tools and energy system modelling to identify least-cost electrification strategies for 44 Sub-Saharan countries.
Dec 04 2017
The European Commission has launched a Knowledge Gateway on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention to support the implementation of health policies across the EU.
Dec 04 2017
European Union firms have significantly increased their investments in research and development (R&D), rising above the world's average growth rate.
Nov 30 2017
Over 30 years of JRC scientific collaboration with Africa have been compiled in one publication, "Science for the AU-EU Partnership - Building knowledge for sustainable development".