Ports prepare for cyber-storms, too
Critical infrastructure, like ports, face growing threats - both physical and cybernetic. In response, EU-funded researchers have developed novel 'hybrid' situation-awareness tools, including visualisation techniques for detecting, preventing, and mitigating the impacts of potential attacks. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Greater open access to scientific research in Europe
An EU-funded project aims to further the work of the OpenAIRE platform in supporting open access to scientific knowledge. The project is also contributing to the development of the EU's European Open Science Cloud, which provides unlimited access to publicly funded research output in Europe. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Drug therapy tailored to your genes
Your response to a drug depends, in part, on your genetic make-up. An EU-funded project is developing a system to help doctors take into account a patient's genotype when prescribing treatment, for safer and more effective therapy. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Creating more responsive, intuitive prosthetics
Using advances in electronics and software, a team of EU-funded researchers is developing new ways to control upper limb prosthetics. Their goal is to improve and facilitate the everyday lives of amputees. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

A smart, energy-efficient log forwarder for the forestry sector
The heavy vehicles used in forestry operations could become more energy efficient and kinder to the environment, thanks to technical innovations being developed by the EU-funded Forwarder2020 project. The innovations could also boost the forestry industry's global competitiveness. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 18, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Advancing African water management
EU-funded researchers are using mathematical models to improve water management in Africa. Their aim is to balance the water, energy and food needs of communities in a sustainable way while allowing for economic development. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 18, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Greater resource efficiency for consumer goods
An EU-funded project aims to boost resource efficiency in the electrical and electronic sector by developing, testing and transferring new circular economy business models based on systemic eco-innovative services. This should save money, create jobs and cut emissions. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 15, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

New magnetic liquids to convert waste heat into energy
EU-funded researchers are developing new liquid magnetic materials that convert waste heat into electricity. The long-term aim for these materials, which are both affordable and environmentally friendly, is to use them to harness waste thermal energy to reduce energy consumption and help tackle the global energy crisis. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 15, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Camelina, crambe and prized fatty acids: food for thought
Special fatty acids from tropical crops are used in many chemical products derived from vegetable oils. As a result, EU manufacturers are exposed to import price fluctuations. We could source these acids from home-grown crops instead, say EU-funded researchers whose work could help boost competitiveness. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 14, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Advanced molecular technique boosts cancer research
After cardiovascular diseases, cancer is the second leading cause of death and morbidity in European countries and is one of the most significant health challenges worldwide. An EU-funded project is developing new tools for diagnosing cancer and for understanding the role of proteins in this and other major diseases. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 14, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Better support when it gets harder to see, hear or think
Your hearing's shot, your memory is playing up, and your eyesight isn't what it used to be... Many of us will develop two or more of these impairments as we age. Their combined effect on older persons' ability to cope is greater than the sum of its parts, say EU-funded researchers who are working on ways to attenuate this joint impact. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 13, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Solar fuel turns to plants for inspiration
An 'artificial leaf' being developed by EU-funded researchers to produce fuel from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, could tackle soaring global energy demands, the growing impact of climate change, and dwindling supplies of fossil fuels. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 13, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Probing the causes of ecosystem change
Satellite data has great potential for detecting changes in ecosystems. An EU-funded project is combining space and ground data to develop an innovative method of monitoring ecosystems, to give early warnings of ecosystem change and biodiversity loss. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 12, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Therapeutic robots to help autistic children communicate
An EU-funded project is developing software, based on artificial intelligence, that enables robots to more effectively interact with autistic children in human-led therapy sessions, helping to improve their social and communication skills. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 12, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Supporting a reliable citation standard for the internet
With the rise of the internet as a source of information, researchers have struggled with citation standards for referencing source documents. An EU-funded project is developing a solution for European and global e-research infrastructures to enable more open science. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 11, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Dial a bus: personalised urban public transport
No timetables. No fixed stops. No waiting ages in the rain. EU-funded researchers are running world-first trials of a public transport concept involving autonomous electric buses that may soon collect users on demand. Such fleets could be a less costly, greener option for areas where conventional services might not be viable. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 11, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Advancing gender equality in research and innovation
An EU-funded project has set up a network of national policymakers and civil servants to advance gender equality in science, technology and innovation in the European Research Area (ERA). Europe will benefit as more women have the opportunity to contribute their skills to research and innovation. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 8, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Promoting gender equality in science
European science is missing out on talent as leadership positions remain predominantly occupied by men. To challenge this gender imbalance, an EU-funded project is helping research institutes support female staff in their research career and encouraging work-life balance. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 8, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Cleaning up oil in a cold climate
Exploration and production of oil and gas are entering ever more extreme environments. An EU-funded project is examining the best ways to respond to accidental oil spills in the icy waters of the Arctic. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 7, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Support for patients with respiratory diseases
An EU and industry-funded project has developed new patient-centred tools and approaches to help people with chronic obstructive respiratory disease (CODP) get more personalised treatments - a means to boost their activity levels, health and well-being. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 7, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Synergistic jet engines for cleaner aviation
An EU-funded project has developed new engine design concepts with the potential to radically improve aircraft efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase sustainability and boost European industry competitiveness. These new designs aim to maximise synergies between various existing and novel engine technologies. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 6, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Autonomous robots to improve disaster relief
An EU-funded project promoted knowledge and skills exchange between Europe and China in the field of robotics. As a result, researchers have come up with a prototype smart rescue robot that could improve cooperation between humans and robots in disaster situations - helping to save lives. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 6, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Smart energy delivery, smarter energy consumers
An EU-funded project has developed guidelines and tools for energy providers and policymakers that are empowering businesses, communities and households to use electricity wisely, saving consumers money and promoting sustainability. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 5, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Helping emerging energy market players make the right calls
Europe's changing energy market is attracting new, smaller players that lack experience and know-how when it comes to negotiating commercial transactions. An EU-funded project has come up with a solution to help them make better decisions. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 5, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Eco-friendly replacement for plastic bags in the pipeline
The problem of plastic pollution has grown to devastating proportions. EU-funded research is supporting the development and large-scale production of an eco-friendly replacement for plastic bags that should help significantly reduce plastic waste. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 4, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Light-sensitive molecules for new disease therapies
Peptidomimetics are small molecules that mimic short natural proteins - peptides - and produce the same effects as their natural counterparts. An EU-funded project is developing peptidomimetics that can alternate between biologically active and inactive forms when exposed to light. The technique could lead to new light-controlled drugs which can be turned off and on when needed to treat cancers and other diseases. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 4, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Top results from quasi-experimental 'participatory action research'
Long-term vision, high-level endorsement and participation, and tailored forms of international scientific collaboration are key to overcoming widespread fragmentation and improving service quality 'and' health outcomes in Latin America. This is the overriding conclusion of an international research team backed by the European Union. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 4, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Looking below the surface to improve the quality of soil
For years, intensive farming and pesticides have been eroding the earth's nutrients and biodiversity. However, an EU-funded project has developed an app to make it easier for farmers to improve the quality - and competitiveness - of their land. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 1, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Safety of nanoparticles under scrutiny
With the growing use of synthetic nanoparticles in consumer and industrial products, EU-funded researchers are examining how they affect organisms including plants, worms and bivalves, laying the foundations for an integrated approach to environmental nano-safety. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 1, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Pathways to treating chronic inflammatory diseases
An EU-funded project has developed new approaches to tackling chronic inflammatory diseases. These will be used to create precise and individualised treatment options, potentially leading to faster diagnosis, more effective treatments and even cures. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 28, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Essential ICT infrastructure for smart, automated transport
No more traffic jams. Safer roads. Less pollution. These are just some of the benefits promised as automated and connected vehicles take to the streets - but only if they can effectively communicate and cooperate. An EU-funded project is developing key network infrastructure technology to lead this revolution in transport automation. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 28, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Gene therapy trials point to cure for rare liver disease
EU-funded researchers are close to developing a cure for Crigler-Najjar syndrome, an extremely rare, life-threatening liver disease. The groundbreaking research, currently being validated in clinical trials, could also pave the way for the treatment of other genetic disorders. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 27, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Personalised brain cancer treatment shows potential
EU-funded researchers have demonstrated huge potential for treating aggressive brain cancer using actively personalised immunotherapy in a first first-stage clinical trial to test the vaccine's safety. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 27, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Chromosome imaging promises breakthrough treatments
EU-funded researchers are developing pioneering tools and techniques that will enable scientists to view chromosomes in unprecedented detail, greatly advancing research into life-saving treatments for cancer and cures for many genetic disorders. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 26, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

International cooperation boosts Arctic marine research
An international research consortium established with EU funding is improving marine-based research in the Arctic Ocean. Its aim is to help fight climate change, ensure economic growth and secure Europe's future. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 25, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Power of 'social' in low-carbon innovation take-up
Climate change mitigation, green labels, renewable energy, clean technology... we are familiar with the words, but how much do we really know and what do we think about them? The EU-funded SILCI project is exploring the world of low-carbon innovations and how they spread through processes of social influence. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 25, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Radical computing rethink to save time and energy
More flexible and efficient devices are the goal for EU-funded researchers who are championing transprecision computing - a revolutionary computer programming paradigm that saves time and energy by cutting out unnecessary levels of accuracy. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 22, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Preventing parasites with new vaccines
Preventing parasites in poultry, cattle and other livestock is a major concern for Europe's farmers. As current treatments prove less effective or desirable, EU-funded scientists are working on new vaccines to keep animals healthy and safeguard our food supply. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 21, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Understanding freedom of movement in the EU
Free movement of persons is a fundamental principle of the European Union, but intra-EU transit comes with economic, social and political challenges. The EU-funded REMINDER project is investigating public opinion and the impact of free movement - helping to inform EU policy. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 21, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Remote control of transplanted cells in Parkinson's
Cell-replacement therapies, including stem cell transplant, give hope to patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's. An EU-funded project aims to improve the outcome of such therapies, using magnetic manipulation of cells at the site of transplantation. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

'Real feel' interactive display technology
EU-funded research is pushing the boundaries of reality with a programme to develop 3D digital display technology using floating objects that look, feel and even sound like the real thing. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

EU and Russian researchers develop new software to help coordinate Europe's marine data
With the help of a Russian marine research institute, the EU-funded SeaDataCloud project is further developing infrastructure built to better manage the collection and organisation of marine data across Europe. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

The easy way to the right e-infrastructure services
E-infrastructures are fast becoming essential tools for researchers and industry, providing digital services in data management, computing and networking. An EU-funded project has developed a comprehensive online catalogue of European e-infrastructures to help users make informed choices about what is available. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Bio-based smart food packaging to reduce waste
An EU and industry-funded project is working on the development of bio-based smart food packaging that will reduce waste by monitoring and extending shelf-life, while being compostable, biodegradable or recyclable - good for the environment. It has already developed biodegradable packaging that incorporates an oxygen sensor to monitor shelf-life. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 18, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Turning food and crop waste into new products
Every year, around one-third of all food produced across the world is wasted before it even reaches the consumer. A team of EU-funded researchers is tackling the problem by turning crop and food-processing waste into high-value products. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 18, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Innovative ways to assess climate change risks and costs
An EU-funded project on assessing climate change risks and costs is taking its research out of universities and working with various end-user communities to design better ways to help citizens adapt. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 15, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Safe water solutions thanks to Euro-African 'cleantech' collaboration
Clean water is a human right and a major contributor to sustainable development. But large parts of Africa still have very poor access to it. That needs to change and an EU-backed international consortium is working on clean water technology programmes targeting sub-Saharan Africa. Sustainable, locally-adapted solutions to this complex challenge are the key. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 15, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Collaboration in the clinical neurosciences
A number of cutting-edge neuroscience methods have tremendous potential to help patients suffering from disorders of the nervous system. An EU-funded project is working to facilitate collaborative research, with the aim of better understanding cognitive impairments and improving patient outcomes. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 14, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

The economics of climate change adaptation, and uncertainty
What measures could we take in view of the likely effects of climate change? How would they play out in economic terms? And how do we decide on investments, given that we do not know how pronounced the change will be? An EU-funded project has produced tools and guidance to support policy- and decision-makers. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 14, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Prosthetics with natural sensations for lower-limb amputees
An EU-funded project is building on the development of an upper-limb prosthesis controlled by the nervous system, which restores amputees' natural sensations and intuitive limb control. The aim is to create and market a similar solution for people who have lost lower limbs. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 13, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news