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Infectious animal diseases represent a serious threat to farm animals as well as to humans' public health. An EU-funded project is building a transnational network of bio-containment research facilities, industry partners and international organisations that allows for safe research on high-risk pathogens causing highly contagious animal diseases.
Published: 7 June 2019
Can you name three types of grain? Einkorn, emmer and spelt, and even oats or rye may not be the first that spring to mind. And yet, rekindling the interest in these traditional crops would benefit the environment and our health, say EU-funded researchers.
Published: 21 May 2019
An EU-funded project has developed more efficient ways to obtain high-quality, recyclable raw materials from bulky waste. The advances contribute to Europe's efforts to reduce landfilling, recover valuable raw materials for reuse by industry, and protect the environment.
Published: 20 May 2019
An EU-funded project has mapped out and evaluated the non-food, feed and wood 'goods' provided by agricultural and forest land in a bid to improve support under the EU's common agricultural policy and boost citizen involvement in the provision of public goods.
Published: 15 May 2019
Solar cells made with the mineral perovskite are very attractive as a means of producing green energy, largely because of their low cost. An EU-funded project set out to optimise these potentially revolutionary components to help bring renewable energy to a broader market.
Published: 8 May 2019
An innovative evaluation and certification system for road infrastructure developed by EU-funded researchers promises to reduce the environmental and financial costs of building or upgrading road networks, while improving transport safety and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Published: 6 May 2019
An EU-funded project carried out research into a hybrid propulsion engine that can transfer satellites into orbit more cost-effectively and with less pollution than other systems, ensuring Europe has independent, environmentally friendly access to space.
Published: 30 April 2019
A EUR 15-million equity investment under the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative backed by the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Fund (EIF) is helping Polish seed and venture capital firm Innovation Nest turn promising European software companies into global players.
Published: 26 April 2019
A leading challenge to Holocaust research is that archival source material tends to be dispersed across Europe and beyond. To remedy this, an EU-funded project created an online database and collaborative network for Holocaust researchers.
Published: 23 April 2019
A wide variety of conditions can affect the brain, complicating patients' interaction with the world around them. Although the psychosocial difficulties faced by people living with such illnesses are often underestimated, an EU-funded project has revealed they are often similar across a wider range of mental disorders. Thus, more general and cross-cutting approaches can help to mitigate a wide range of common disease-associated psychosocial problems. Greater awareness of this should help improve patient care.
Published: 10 April 2019