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  1. Reference materials for clinical analysis

    The measurement of biomarkers, mainly in blood, is performed in many thousands of hospital laboratories.  The results are used to monitor health status, screen for disease, support diagnosis, and monitor the effect of therapies for diseases. However, meas ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Nutrition

    Eating habits can go a long way towards ensuring good health. Low consumption of fruits, vegetables or fibre, and excess intakes of salt, sugars, and trans and saturated fats are among the top contributors to death and disability caused by non-communicabl ...

    17 October 2014

  3. Human Exposure

    A person is exposed to many environmental factors within his/her local environment: chemical emissions from consumer products (particles, air pollutants), environmental noise, molds etc.. These chemical, physical, and biological factors play an important ...

    26 November 2014

  4. Global health security and support

    The Global Health Security Initiative is an international partnership of the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States), Mexico, the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to strengt ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Public Health

    Maintaining the highest possible level of public health protection, especially for an ageing population, is a key challenge for Europe in the changing global socio-economic landscape. Effective public health policies need to address a wide variety of comp ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Medical applications of radionuclides and targeted alpha therapy

    Cancer is one of the main health problems of today. Unfortunately, the treatments that are currently available, even though often effective, cannot permanently cure the majority of cancers. This is typically true for cancers that have formed metastases an ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Healthcare Quality

    Healthcare quality is the extent to which health services provided to individuals and patient populations improve desired health outcomes. Care should be evidence-based and provided in a technically and culturally competent manner with good communication ...

    10 December 2014

  8. Determination of brominated flame retardants: a proficiency test

    JRC conference contribution presenting the results of a proficiency test for the determination of total bromine and several polybrominated biphenyls and diphenyl ethers (PBB and PBDE) in plastic. This manuscript presents the results of a proficiency test ...

    30 April 2014

  9. IMEP-34: Heavy Metals in Toys according to EN 71-3:1994

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report presenting the results of an  interlaboratory comparison (ILC) which focussed on the determination of soluble antimony (Sb), arsenic (As), barium (Ba), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Total hip arthroplasty: State of the art, prospects and challenges

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report reviewing the historical development and the state-of-the-art of total hip arthroplasty from a biomedical engineering point of view, illustrating the motivation for the efforts to improve the quality of hip pro ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Preparation of high resolution 230U alpha-sources by electrodeposition from aqueous solution

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describes the preparation of 230U alpha sources with excellent spectral properties- high resolution, low tailing- and relatively high specific activity in order to accurately determine the relative alpha emissi ...

    30 April 2014

  12. The Interface Between Assisted Reproductive Technologeis and Genetics: Technical, Social, Ethical and Legal Issues

    The interface between assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and genetics comprises several sensitive and important issues that affect infertile couples, families with severe genetic diseases, potential children, professionals in ART and genetics, healt ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Childhood, schooling and income inequality

    Parental or socio-economic background plays an important role in determining employment outcomes during the individual whole life-cycle. The extent to which individuals move (up or down) the social ladder relative to one's parents is known as interge ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on Health: Considerations for Benefit-Risk Assessment- EASAC Policy Report- JRC Reference Report

    Nanotechnology encompasses the design, characterisation, production and application of materials and systems by controlling shape and size at the nanoscale (nanometres). Nanomaterials may differ from other materials because of their relatively large speci ...

    30 April 2014

  15. A model for the emergence of drug resistance in the presence of asymptomatic infections

    An analysis of a mathematical model, which describes the transmission dynamics of an epidemic, and the effects of the emergence of drug resistance after the introduction of treatment as an intervention strategy is presented. Under explicit consideration o ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Functional analysis of the integration host factor site of the sigma54 Pu promoter of Pseudomonas putida by in vivo UV imprinting

    The integration host factor (IHF) of Pseudomonas putida connects cell growth to transcriptional activity of distinct promoters. The IHF site of the sigma54 promoter Pu of the TOL (m-xylene biodegradation) plasmid pWW0 of P. putida has been examined to def ...

    30 April 2014

  17. The H1N1 (2009) influenza pandemic: insights into its dynamics from different types of epidemiological data

    For the assessment of the transmission potential and the severity of the recent H1N1 (2009) influenza pandemic, a series of different types of epidemiological data were used. We describe the way these data have been employed to estimate some key epidemiol ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Empowering patients through ICT? organisational impact on healthcare systems in England and Scotland

    This paper reports on the efforts carried out by England and Scotland to promote the widespread use of telehealthcare within Personal Health Systems (PHS) for patients with chronic conditions. In each setting, it explains the political drive, the trends i ...

    30 April 2014

  19. An Alpha-Particle Emiting Radiopeptide (213 Bi-DOTA-PESIN) for Therapy of Prostate Cancer

    Recurrent prostate cancer presents a challenge to conventional treatment, particularly so to address micrometastatic and small-volume disease. Use of a-radionuclide therapy is considered as a highly effective treatment in such applications due to the shor ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Is DTPA a good competing chelating agent for Th(IV) in human serum and suitable in targeted alpha therapy?

    The interaction between thorium and human serum components was studied using difference ultraviolet spectroscopy (DUS), ultrafiltration and high?pressure?anion exchange chromatography (HPAEC) with external inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Therapeutic efficacy and toxicity of 225Ac-labelled vs. 213Bi-labelled tumour-homing peptides in a preclinical mouse model of peritoneal carcinomatosis

    Purpose: Targeted delivery of alpha-particle emitting radionuclides is a promising novel option in cancer therapy. We generated stable conjugates of the vascular tumor-homing peptide F3 both with 225Ac and 213Bi to specifically target tumor cells. The aim ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Therapeutic efficacy of intravesical-radioimmunotherapy with Bi-213-anti-EGFR-MAb in a human bladder cancer nude mouse model

    Objectives: Due to a high recurrence rate after transurethral resection of urothelial cancer new therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. The aim of this study was to establish an orthotopic human bladder cancer mouse model using an EGFR-overexpressing ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Radioimmunotherapy of human bladder cancer in a nude mouse model comparing Bi-213-anti-EGFR-MAb and Th-226-anti-EGFR-MAb

    Objectives: Transurethral resection of urothelial cancer still results in high recurrence rates. In new concepts for therapy of disseminated tumor cells-emitter immunoconjugates are applied. Therefore the aim of this study was to compare the therapeutic e ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Analysis of DNA double-strand breaks in gastric cancer cells after treatment with 213Bi-immunoconjugates

    Objectives: To facilitate dosimetric calculations in-emitter therapy, new concepts, preferably based on biological models, are needed. Since cytotoxicity of-particles is due to induction of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), detection of DSBs should be a st ...

    30 April 2014

  25. DTPA complexation of bismuth in human blood serum

    The in vivo 212Pb / 212Bi generator is promising for application in targeted alpha therapy (TAT) of cancer. One main limitation of its therapeutic application is due to potential release of 212Bi from the radioconjugate upon radioactive decay of the mothe ...

    30 April 2014