EU-industry funded researchers have worked to identify and characterise signs of cancer, particularly colon cancers, and patients’ responses to different types of treatment. The aim is to help doctors choose the best possible treatment for an individual patient’s condition, potentially improving and saving lives.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Better understanding of colon cancer to help guide treatment
EU and industry-funded researchers have gathered data on new biological indicators that could help to identify – accurately and early – the potential side effects of certain drug treatments. The research could help speed up drug development and improve diagnoses and patient care.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – How biomarkers can speed-up drug development
Europe has identified the need for a central, standardised stem cell repository providing researchers with access to quality controlled cell lines and data for future drug development. EU and industry funding helped this new bio-bank facility establish initial operations and create a ‘foundational collection’.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Stem cell bio-bank could lead to new drugs
EU and industry-funded researchers have developed a portable device to test in the field whether a person has caught the deadly Ebola disease. It gives reliable results in 75 minutes, which can help contain outbreaks and save lives.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Faster testing for deadly Ebola
Is it possible to produce electric cars on a very large scale? At the moment, this can depend on costly materials that must be imported. More specifically, this concern relates to the rare earth magnets on which their motors tend to rely. EU-funded researchers have developed promising technology that works without them.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Next-generation electric motor hits the road
The internet ecosystem is becoming increasingly complex, and is matched by the unprecedented growth of users – from 1 billion in 2005 to a current 3.5 billion. An EU-funded project has developed new techniques to assess the state and health of the internet so as to improve content delivery in this rapidly expanding and dynamic climate.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Tracking the evolution of content delivery online
Space exploration demands high performance on-board computers with low power requirements that can survive the rigours of aggressive radiation. The EU-funded APEX project has developed the advanced technologies needed to design an ultra-reliable processor for future space missions as far away as Saturn and Jupiter.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – On-board processor 'survival kit' for deep space
It looks like a big toy, but it’s a technological jewel designed to produce energy from the tides. It is a prototype kite, very different to those used for flying. Its design allows it to glide underwater at speeds up to ten times faster than the tides themselves.
Source: eu innovation – Success Stories – An underwater kite built to harness tidal energy
Farmers and foresters are under increasing pressure to produce more quality food while better managing and conserving natural resources and ecosystems. Having the right information and advice can help them meet these challenges. The EU-funded VALERIE project is making innovative research outputs and best practices more easily accessible to farmers and foresters through the ask-Valerie.eu search tool.
Source: eu innovation – Success Stories – Ask-Valerie tool could speed up innovation in agriculture
The EU-funded DARWIN project is developing and testing European resilience management guidelines together with crisis and resilience practitioners. The objective is to make Europe a safer and more resilient place for its citizens.
Source: eu innovation – Research Headlines – Keeping Europeans safe and more resilient in a crisis