This week's CORDIS Express focuses on the future, with just a hint of tropical flavours. Highlights include an EU-funded study of the world in 2025, the benefits of oranges and a new Commission communication on technology development. Further, EU-funded researchers are hunting down tumours using bacteria. Banana plants may soon provide a renewable source of plastic and new techniques could help limit repeat surgery for cancer patients.
Under the News heading, article number one focuses on a new Commission communication about the importance of continued development in key technology areas. Article number two reports on a study which finds that vitamin C can help protect skin. In the third News segment, learn about how EU-funded researchers are using bacteria to find tumours.
A new technique could spare cancer patients from further surgery; EU support for the work being done by the DESI_JEDI-IMAGING project comes from the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
The Future of Research section this week is dedicated to the findings of the European Foresight Group 'The World in 2025', which presented a report at an event in Brussels, Belgium.
Meanwhile, scientists from the FP7-funded BADANA project are working on a way of using banana plants to make a form of plastic.
Following our top events, a tender on the energy aspects of urban transport and our Partners Service and Project Update, we look - Finally and Briefly - at why competition between friends doesn't always lead to a victory dance.