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Global overconsumption is not sustainable and it is becoming increasingly evident that serious changes must be made. EU-funded research is helping to support the transition to a circular economy by identifying successful business models and how to implement them.
Published: 8 June 2020
As the global population continues to grow and the availability of arable land reaches capacity, it is important to find new ways of improving food crop productivity. EU-funded researchers are investigating the potential of novel photorespiration pathways to help meet this challenge.
Published: 18 May 2020
Armed with a novel biosensor that uses acoustic waves to detect tumour DNA, an EU-funded project could increase the precision and affordability of cancer diagnosis and help make personalised treatment a reality for more patients.
Published: 8 May 2020
A team of EU-funded researchers has developed an accurate and non-invasive way to detect cancer through a person's breath. The hand-held sensor can be used by anyone without medical supervision in combination with their smart phone. Tests reveal the accuracy of the sensor is about 93 %.
Published: 15 January 2020
Oysters, mussels, clams... marine molluscs are valued as tasty sources of nutrients. They are also valuable sources of income for many regions. EU-funded research is developing new knowledge and innovative techniques to help tackle diseases that can affect the health of bivalves and the livelihoods of producers as well as consumer health.
Published: 19 December 2019
An EU-funded project is integrating research resources and providing services to support access to specific mouse models for scientific investigation of the genetic foundations of human health and disease. The aim is to boost the translation of this knowledge into better treatments for patients.
Published: 13 November 2019
EU-funded researchers have demonstrated a new type of biomedical sensor featuring embedded intelligence. The sensor measures ion concentrations but the computing principles have far-reaching implications for all kinds of biomedical and environmental sensing.
Published: 31 October 2019
EU-funded researchers have developed a framework for understanding how we record memories by creating a model that simulates the behaviour of single neurons across different timescales. The research could help build on our understanding of how human memory works and lead to developments in the burgeoning field of artificial neural networks, as well as areas as far-reaching as genetics and ecology.
Published: 9 September 2019
As pressure grows to limit the use of conventional pesticides that may harm health and the environment, EU-funded researchers have brought eco-friendly alternatives a step closer to reality by turning insects' own hormones against them.
Published: 28 August 2019
An EU-funded project investigated how pathogenic viruses, including influenza A, take control of the protein synthesis machinery in human cells. This has provided valuable new knowledge, which paves the way for new flu treatments.
Published: 22 August 2019