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The report analyses the potential impact of different policy approaches to a future CAP
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Dec 18 2017

A positive future for food and farming with a strong EU agri-food sector also depends on an effective Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

According to a new study, almost 36 billion tons of soil is lost every year due to water
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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

The JRC has defined the data elements considered to be essential to enable further research into rare diseases.
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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.

The JRC and INERIS signed a Memorandum of Understanding on future collaboration on 14 December 2017.
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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:

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, remains largely underdiagnosed. Therefore, reliable markers are necessary.
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.
JRC fisheries experts will continue to support the process to enable sustainable fisheries in the Arctic in the future
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Dec 07 2017
The European Union and nine nations have reached an international agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the Arctic high seas.
LVOCs have a key role in the manufacturing process of many of our everyday products.
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Dec 07 2017
New emissions and efficiency standards will help national authorities to lower the environmental impact of Large Volume Organic Chemicals production.
The JRC’s data helps policymakers understand the most cost-effective strategies
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Dec 05 2017
This study combines geospatial tools and energy system modelling to identify least-cost electrification strategies for 44 Sub-Saharan countries.
The new web portal provides up-to date information on topics related to the promotion of health and well-being, in particular the prevention of non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
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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.
The 2017 edition of the EU R&D Scoreboard (the Scoreboard) comprises the 2500 companies investing the largest sums in R&D in the world in 2016/17
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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.