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Children get coughs and colds all the time. But when they don’t get better, is an allergy to blame? These are on the increase – and scientists want to know why. EU-funded researchers have developed new ways to understand allergy, and to improve research, prevention and treatment. Read more
The Polar Regions are often seen as a barometer for the health of the global environment. It has hence become essential to understand, which consequences the changes in the high latitudes have on the European climate, economy and society. Read more
What if doctors could regrow bone tissue that's specific to a patient without having to use the standard “one-size-fits-all” graft? That's the goal of EU-Funded project VASCUBONE, a new concept in bone regeneration. Clinical trials are planned for 2016 and the research has already led to the creation of a new company. Read more
Biodiversity is a prerequisite for our existence, but is rarely top of our daily list of priorities. The EU recognises the value of biodiversity; it’s funded NetBiome-CSA to support life on earth, including yours. Read more
An EU-funded project is testing intelligent, energy-efficient and passenger-friendly bus service innovations designed to bring benefits to both commuters and public authorities across 12 cities in Europe. The most effective solutions are expected to create new market opportunities for cutting-edge technology in public transport. Read more
Such is the wealth of biodiversity in Latin America that several countries sport the label ‘megadiverse’. But biological hotspots are also often home to precious cultural diversity. EU and Latin American researchers studied community-based initiatives to protect both – together known as ‘biocultural diversity’. The findings fed into guides to local conservation. Read more
On a sinking ship, crews need to evacuate passengers quickly — but they may have to find them first. An innovative system based on EU-funded research may soon make this task a great deal easier. On vessels fitted with this system, teams will be able to locate passengers instantly, on board and in the water. Read more
RADIO is a Horizon 2020 action to develop an Ambient Assisted Living solution that integrates robotic and home automation technologies. The RADIO Home is designed to support independent living of elderly population. Three academic partners, three SMEs and three clinical partners, led by the National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece), cooperate to develop the RADIO ecosystem and to pilot the system in two clinical sites (Italy, Spain) and several home environments (Greece). Read more
With her degree in biology, Dr Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla left Mexico and embarked on an international career in epigenetics. She completed her PhD at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and then moved to Cambridge University. In 2006 she joined IGBMC in Strasbourg where she is currently a group leader. Supported by an ERC grant, she studies the mechanisms controlling embryonic cellular plasticity with the aim of shedding new light on today's fertility issues. Read more
Why do so many diabetes patients develop kidney disease, and how can we improve prevention? EU-funded research has examined insulin-related processes at play in impaired renal function — and it may have found a way to protect key cells that help to filter our blood. Read more