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Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111937
Authors: 
PAINI Alicia
LEONARD Jeremy A
JOOSSENS Elisabeth
BESSEMS Joseph
DESALEGN Anteneh
DORNE Jean-Lou
GOSLING Jean Paul
HERINGA Minne
KLARIC Martina
KLIMENT Tomas
KRAMER Nynke
LOIZOU George D.
LOUISSE Jochem
LUMEN Annie
MADDEN Judith
PATTERSON Eann
DUARTE LOPES MASCARENHAS PROENCA Susana
PUNT Ans
SETZER Woddy
SUCIU Nicoleta
TROUTMAN John
YOON M
WORTH Andrew
TAN Yu-Mei
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC92188
Authors: 
ZARDINI Alessandro
SUAREZ BERTOA Ricardo
FORNI Fausto
MONTIGNY Francois
OTURA GARCIA Marcos
CARRIERO Massimo
ASTORGA-LLORENS Maria
Computational methods for nanomaterials
Computational methods for nanomaterials
Dec 18 2018

JRC scientists have published a series of papers assessing the availability and applicability of computational models in the safety assessment of nanomaterials, with a view to promoting their further development and use in regulatory decision making.

Commission launches a new tool to report cancer burden statistics and trends across Europe
Dec 14 2018

Scientists from the JRC and WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released the latest 2018 estimates on the burden of cancer in Europe. Cancer incidence and mortality indicators have been computed for 40 European countries on 34 types of cancer as well as for all cancer sites combined. These estimates are the joint outcome of a collaborative exercise led by IARC, in collaboration with JRC, the European Network of Cancer Registries and the International Association of Cancer Registries.

Hydrophobicity of nanoparticles
Dec 14 2018

JRC scientists developed a quantitative method for measuring the surface energy and hydrophobicity of nanomaterials, as the knowledge about hydrophobicity is important when assessing potential risks of chemicals.

Hydrophobicity is an important parameter to determine for the risk assessment of chemicals and in particular of nanomaterials.

Why?

Because hydrophobicity plays a critical role in various biological processes such as:

Overview of EU National Legislation on Genomics
Dec 17 2018

JRC scientists compiled information on current legislation of EU Member States, as well as of Switzerland, Iceland and Norway, applying to genomics technologies, and draw the attention to some fragmentation and heterogeneity in addressing genomics in policy.

With the advent of fast, high efficiency and low cost DNA sequencing techniques, the ability to study the human genome by reading the sequence of its DNA is growing exponentially, with a resulting significant impact on many fields of scientific research.

JRC helps to coordinate more transparency in global matrix reference material production
Dec 06 2018

The JRC hosted a meeting among nine major publicly funded reference material (RM) producers at the JRC-Geel site in Belgium. The aim was to assist in the overall prioritisation of RM production internationally, to avoid duplication, to tackle replacement of running out materials and to identify future needs and trends.

Reference materials (RMs) and certified reference materials (CRMs) are important quality assurance tools for precise and comparable measurements.

A Tale of Two Toxicologies – new book on the history of alternative methods
A Tale of Two Toxicologies – new book on the history of alternative methods
Dec 11 2018

JRC scientists have contributed to the editing and writing of a book on the history of alternative methods in toxicology and chemical safety assessment.

The book presents historical perspectives on the development, validation, acceptance and use of alternatives to animal testing over the past half-century, with an emphasis on humanity and good science, in line with the Three Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement of animal procedures).

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC110890
Authors: 
VAN DINGENEN Rita
DENTENER Franciscus
CRIPPA Monica
LEITAO ALEXANDRE Joana
MARMER Elina
RAO Shilpa
SOLAZZO Efisio
VALENTINI Luana

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