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Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC106939
Authors: 
SALA Serenella
BENINI Lorenzo
CASTELLANI Valentina
VIDAL LEGAZ Beatriz
DE LAURENTIIS Valeria
PANT Rana
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC116968
Authors: 
ULRICH Clara
PINTO Cecilia
Type:
Carbon nanoparticles derived by glucose have potential for future use in cancer therapy and diagnosis
Jun 18 2019

The JRC contributed to a European project on nanobiomaterials demonstrating that carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) derived by glucose have potential for future use in cancer therapy and diagnosis.

This is because of their ability to strongly absorb near-infrared light leading to pro-oxidant or anti-oxidant properties.

Carbon nanoparticles derived by glucose (CNPs) are characterized by a rich and versatile chemistry. They are able to strongly absorb light and convert it into sufficient heat to induce cancer cell death.

Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC115832
Authors: 
FRIIS-CHRISTENSEN Anders
TRIAILLE Jean Paul
Type:
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC114759
Authors: 
MATEO Ruben
GASTON Aitor
AROCA-FERNANDEZ Maria Jose
BROENNIMANN Olivier
GUISAN Antoine
SAURA MARTINEZ DE TODA Santiago
GARCIA-VINAS Juan Ignacio
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC112844
Authors: 
BERNDT Reinhard
MORTREAU Patricia
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC112036
Authors: 
ROCCHI Paola
RUEDA CANTUCHE Jose
ARTO Iñaki
Type:

Cities are hubs of innovation and creativity.

Cities are key to achieving global goals.

With a high amount of educated people and financial means and they can scale up solutions quickly and efficiently.

When cities act together they have immense potential to tackle several challenges simultaneously.

From supporting global commitments to providing efficient local solutions, the influence of cities can be significant.

Cities can push forwards societal changes that will benefit us all.

To create efficient, affordable, and inclusive neighbourhoods, housing in cities will have to be rethought.

Housing becomes unaffordable in major cities. Changing acquisition and rental patterns as well as short supply of new homes hit low to moderate income households the hardest.

Population ageing will need adaptations. Especially in spatial infrastructure, cities need to be more accessible and inclusive to all ages.

This should include intergenerational living projects, mobility campaigns and better designs for all age groups.

New technologies will transform how people move, live, work, and interact with authorities within cities.

These technologies will need to be interoperable, integrated, and implemented in an inclusive way to benefit the functioning of cities.

Shared, automated vehicles and multi-modal mobility will help complement public transport in cities. This could reduce some of the 250 million personal cars in the EU.

New work patterns such as teleworking could reduce commuting.

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