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photos of the patient before and after applying the new treatment The carrier molecule coupled with alpha particle (Bi-213-DOTATOC) led to shrinkage of primary tumours as well as liver and bone metastases (bottom image)
©EU, 2012
Jun 12 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words. This is the reason why the image shown has been awarded the title of "image of the year" by the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM). It comes from a study led by the Joint Research Centre´s (JRC) Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) and conducted in collaboration with University Hospital Heidelberg

photo of the event banner The European Union has acquired a large know-how in the decommissioning field
©EU, 2012
Sep 12 2012

In the framework of the European Forum for Science and Industry, the JRC has organised on 11 September 2012 a roundtable discussion on "Scientific support for nuclear decommissioning".

Sampling of feed additives for the detection of nanoparticles. Sampling of feed additives for the detection of nanoparticles.
Nov 14 2014

Today the JRC-managed European Reference Laboratory for Feed Additives (EURL-FA) marks 10 years of scientific and technical support to the EU legislation on feed additives, which ensures they are safe for use and traceable in the feed chain.

The JRC-hosted EURL-FA went in operation in November 2004. Its main task is to support the authorisation procedure of feed additives that are used in the European Union. It also provides quality assurance for the analysis of feed additives through the organisation of proficiency tests (PTs).

Members group picture Members of the JRC Board of Governors and the European Parliament-JRC Interface Working Group
©EU, 2013
Jun 20 2013

The JRC Board of Governors meets today and tomorrow in Brussels for the 100th time. The role of these high-level representatives from 40 different countries (EU Member States and FP7 associated countries) is to assist and advise the JRC Director-General and the Commission on matters relating to the strategic role of the JRC and its scientific, technical and financial management. As national representatives of their countries, they shall also ensure the appropriate interface with their national authorities.

Two scientists working in a JRC lab GMO detection in the JRC biotechnology laboratory
©EU, 2011
Dec 04 2012

From 3 to 5 December, the European Network of GMO Laboratories (ENGL) meets at the JRC Ispra site to discuss emerging issues related to GMO analysis but also celebrate its official 10th Anniversary.

GMO in Food GMO in Food
Jan 08 2008

The conference aims to address the science and technology underpinning GMO control and analysis by bringing together international experts willing to share knowledge and participate in promoting international scientific dialogue across diverse yet interdependent areas such as:

A JRC scientist in talking to students A JRC scientist explaining the effect of materials that come into contact with our food
©EU, 2014
May 14 2014

On 13 and 14 May, almost 2000 students from some 40 schools visited the JRC laboratories in Ispra to discover what the JRC does and how it contributes to several EU policies.

2008 Environmental Performance Index 2008 Environmental Performance Index
Jan 23 2008

The JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) has provided input to the 2008 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) issued today at the International Economic Forum in Davos by Yale and Columbia Universities.

Report cover The 2009 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is now available
Nov 16 2009

The 2009 EU R&D Industrial Investment Scoreboard is now available. Worldwide corporate R&D investment has increased by 6.9% in spite of the economic crisis, according to the report. With an 8.1% increase, the R&D investment growth of EU companies, defined as companies having headquarters within the EU, is significantly higher than US ones for the second year, at 5.7%, and Japanese ones, at 4.4%.

RIS 2009 2009 Regional Innovation Scoreboard: aggregate of indicators per region (click to enlarge)
Dec 14 2009

The level of innovation in regions varies considerably across almost all EU countries. This is one of the main findings of the 2009 Regional Innovation Scoreboard (RIS), published today by the JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), together with the Commission's Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry and the Maastricht University (MERIT).