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  New dual-action weapon in war against antibiotic resistance
An organic molecule composed of simple sugars could become a potent weapon in the fight against rising antibiotic resistance, according to EU-funded researchers who have developed a novel, targeted drug-delivery technique to treat deadly tuberculosis and other lethal pathogens.

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  New processes for safer medicines
The EU-funded CORE project is helping to develop safer, more effective medicines by improving the processes pharmaceutical companies use to separate mirror-image pharmaceutical molecules, which will boost the industry's efficiency and competitiveness.

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  Propelling wind turbines further offshore
An EU-funded project has developed an innovative substructure for wind turbines that dramatically cuts the cost of their installation in deep water. This could help harness wind energy further offshore.

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  Seeking better treatments for endometriosis patients
EU-funded researchers are studying the molecular mechanisms behind endometriosis in the hope of finding new treatment options for the millions of women around the world who suffer from the chronic inflammatory disease.

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  Freight firm digitalises and creates jobs
A EUR 2.4 million loan extended under the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and backed by the European Investment Fund has helped Bulgarian freight transporter Discordia digitalise, develop an innovative business model and create jobs.

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  Electronic music plug-in is laying down new beats
An EU-funded project has developed a software tool composers and producers of beat-driven electronic music can use to generate loops of chord sequences. This enables them to create entrancing soundscapes while turning up the volume on Europe's competitiveness in the music production software market.

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  Software tells tired drivers to take a break
A EUR 850 000 loan extended under the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and backed by the European Investment Fund has helped Swedish company Smart Eye secure contracts for its software that alerts sleepy drivers. As well as making roads safer, this has created jobs.

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  How to protect privacy in the age of big data
When companies collect and analyse data about consumer behaviour, they provoke profound questions about privacy rights. But a group of EU-funded researchers has struck a balance between privacy and the private sector. Their goal is to allow consumers to select the level of privacy protection that suits them best.

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  New cameras to make X-rays safer for patients
CT scans have revolutionised the fight against human illness by creating three-dimensional images of the body's inner workings. Such scans, however, can deliver high doses of radiation. Now EU-funded researchers have built special cameras that limit radiation while delivering images vital for patient health.

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  Microorganisms to clean up environmental methane
Methane has a global warming impact 25 times higher than that of carbon dioxide and is the world's second most emitted greenhouse gas. An EU-funded project is developing new strains of microorganisms that can transform methane into useful and bio-friendly materials.

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  Nature-based solutions for urban dwellers
Big city life can mean a lack of green living spaces, especially in more crowded, less affluent urban areas. TURAS, an EU-funded project, demonstrated ways to add green to the grey - transforming stressful urban areas into more liveable and sustainable spaces where local communities can thrive.


  New animal vaccines aim to save livestock and protect humans
Novel livestock vaccines developed by EU-funded researchers could improve animal welfare, save money, reduce the need for environment-damaging chemicals, and tackle alarming levels of antimicrobial resistance.

  New research opportunities open at University of Verona
The EU-funded INVITE project has boosted the profile of the University of Verona and is helping it to attract international research students.

  Agile auto production gets a digital makeover
Global markets for cars are becoming increasingly competitive, forcing manufacturers to find cost savings while meeting greater demand for customisation. Advances in technology, known as 'Industry 4.0', make these seemingly contradictory demands possible. The EU-funded AutoPro project found a solution.

  From agricultural waste to marketable products
Agricultural waste represents a huge pool of untapped resources that can be turned into valuable assets with many potential industrial applications. An EU-funded project is looking for innovative approaches to convert the growing amount of human-produced agricultural waste into eco-efficient, bio-based products.

  Taming terahertz radiation for novel imaging applications
An underexploited band of the electromagnetic spectrum is set to enable new imaging systems that are capable of peering into complex materials and the human body, thanks to innotivative research in an EU-funded project.

  Vitamin D trial results breakthrough
EU-funded researchers have delivered the first internationally comparable data providing firm evidence of a significant risk to public health in Europe from vitamin D deficiency.

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