We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC hosted EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has published its Status Report 2017 presenting an update on the development, validation and regulatory acceptance of alternative methods to animal testing.
The Euratom Treaty, signed in 1957, laid the foundation for the peaceful use of nuclear materials and technologies in the European Community.
In compliance with the Euratom Treaty, a safeguards system was established 60 years ago to ensure that nuclear materials are used only for declared peaceful purposes. It is the responsibility of the European Commission and of the member states to verify that nuclear materials are not diverted from their intended uses as declared by the users.
Scientists from the JRC and US Environmental Protection Agency examined how and to what extent mathematical models of biological organisms are used in toxicology, and identified a number of challenges that need to be overcome for wider use and regulatory acceptance of these non-animal approaches.
A study on targeted alpha therapy of prostate cancer conducted by JRC Karlsruhe and University Hospital Heidelberg has won the 2017 Marie Curie Award of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). The prestigious award recognizes the best study out of 2058 contributions submitted to the 2017 Annual Meeting of the EANM.