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  1. Launch of new Web Hub for European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer

    04 Dec 2015 The European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) will ensure and harmonise the quality of breast cancer services across European countries. It will apply scientific evidence for guidelines on care provision and support the implement ...

    04 December 2015

  2. Food Contact Materials: Working together for safety and innovation in Europe

    30 Sep 2015 The Ministry of Health in Luxembourg is organising a Food Contact Materials conference on the 30 th September in Luxembourg-City as part of its Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference is bringing together different repr ...

    06 August 2015

  3. 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 ...

    02 September 2015

  4. 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 ...

    01 September 2015

  5. Bioinformatics

    Developing and running software tools and methods able to organise, store, retrieve and analyse large volumes of biological data is what Bioinformatics is all about. At the JRC, we apply Bioinformatics to genetic data, i.e. to DNA sequences, for the detec ...

    14 November 2014

  6. Food contact materials

    What are food contact materials? Food contact materials comprise all materials and articles that come or are intended to come in contact with food, e.g. food packaging materials, kitchen utensils, tableware and food processing equipment. They can be made ...

    01 September 2015

  7. 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 ...

    02 September 2015

  8. Alternatives to animal testing and safety assessment of chemicals

    Chemical safety assessment has traditionally been based on animal testing but the EU has been promoting for many years the replacement, reduction, and refinement of animal testing. Further it is also considered that traditional risk assessment approaches ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Consumer products

    Consumers are in daily contact with a variety of products such as cosmetics, kitchenware or textiles. The safety of these is of primary concern for producers and legislators. The European Commission aims at the highest possible level of consumer protectio ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology is a key enabling technology and has great potential for addressing societal challenges including energy supply and health care. Nonetheless, the use of nanomaterials also raises safety concerns, which need to be addressed in a Europe-wide ...

    14 January 2016

  11. GMOs

    The number of genetically modified crops and the area cultivated with them are steadily increasing worldwide. In the EU, only one GM maize is currently cultivated but many other GMO crops are authorised for food and feed use. However, products derived fro ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Food and feed safety

    Food needs to be nutritious, fresh and above all safe. Consumers should be able to have trust in the products they buy. Recent "food crises" such as dioxins in food and feed, mad cow disease, melamine in milk products, plasticisers in sprot drin ...

    30 April 2014

  13. 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 ...

    02 September 2015

  14. Avoiding chronic fish toxicity testing

    17 May 2016 The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre has just released its report presenting scientific options for avoiding chronic fish testing on the ...

    17 May 2016

  15. EU and Brazil strengthen international cooperation on alternatives to animal testing

    04 May 2016 From the 5 th to 8 th April 2016, four representatives from the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) undertook a mission to promote al ...

    04 May 2016

  16. Neuronal Network Based Biosensor

    Neuropatterning techniques like micro contact printing, micro spotting or carbon nano-tubes deposition on the electrodes are applied in order to achieve neural culture composed of cell clusters with defined and reproducible size.   THE MAIN APPLICATION AR ...

    20 May 2016

  17. From nuclear research to surgery technology

    02 Oct 2015 A JRC invention initially stemming from its research in the nuclear sector will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery. TELELAP ALF-X is an advanced multi-port robotic system that will empower surgeons with new techno ...

    02 October 2015

  18. Information Platform for Chemical Monitoring

    IPCHEM IPCHEM IPCheM, the Information Platform for Chemical Monitoring, is a single point of access for discovering, accessing and retrieving chemical monitoring data collections that are managed by and available to European Commission bodies, Member Stat ...

    15 February 2016

  19. JRC Annual Report 2015 published

    15 Apr 2016 The JRC has published its annual report, presenting an overview of the work carried out in 2015 structured around the European Commission's political priorities. The report provides the annual facts and figures, reports on the most signif ...

    15 April 2016

  20. On-chip screening of nanoparticles size and surface properties

    The proposed solution is a device consisting in a sensing chip and an optical reader. The sensing chip consists in an optically reflective substrate composed of areas with different surface properties. Each area is characterised by given values of the sur ...

    20 May 2016

  21. SPR sensor device with nanostructure

    The novel SPR biochip sensor is made of a dielectric substrate and an ordered array of plasmonic nanocavities. Each nanocavity is able to concentrate the light at a specific wavelength in a very limited volume, acting like an antenna. When biomolecules or ...

    20 May 2016

  22. A surface plasmon resonance sensing method and sensing system

    A SPR sensing method comprising the steps of: providing a SPR sensor comprising a SPR supporting sensor surface and contacting a sample to be analysed with the sensor surface. At least one resonance condition at said SPR supporting sensor surface is monit ...

    20 May 2016

  23. How to define read-across and 42 other terms in nanomaterials safety?

    19 Apr 2016 Nanoform, Read-across, Weight of Evidence…what do they mean in the nanomaterials safety context? How many definitions of those terms are available? Consistent use of terminology is important in any field of science and technology to ensure com ...

    19 April 2016

  24. Maive Rute appointed Deputy Director General of JRC

    12 Apr 2016 On 12 April, the European Commission appointed Ms Maive Rute as Deputy Director-General of the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Ms Rute, an Estonian, takes up her post on 16 April. She ...

    12 April 2016

  25. Combatting diabetes: World Health Day 2016

    07 Apr 2016 The focus of World Health Day on April 7 is diabetes, a disease which affects about 32 million people in the EU. The JRC supports the efforts to combat diabetes through its nutrition and health related activities, with special focus on childre ...

    07 April 2016