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The following 73 CORDIS News article(s) are relevant to theme 5.
European and African countries have agreed to fund collaborative research projects in the new year. The announcement of this first joint initiative was made during a visit by EU Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn to Cape Town, South Africa, on 6 November. The visit marked the 15th anniversary of the European Union's first science and technology agreement with South Africa.
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European research and innovation efforts are set to receive a significant increase in funding with the announcement of the largest set of calls for proposals ever under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Worth a total of EUR 8.1 billion, projects funded by these calls are open to organisations and businesses in all EU Member States, FP7 partner states and specifically eligible countries.
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When we imagine how research results can change society or help us make new bounds in medical science we think of proving a hypothesis or cracking a code, but sometimes research that refutes a theory can be just as beneficial, as scientists can eliminate a hypothesis from the mix and save years of wasted-time investigating dead ends. And a team of German researchers has just done exactly that.
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Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have a complex inheritance pattern. Despite researchers having identified rare variants in synaptic proteins in patients with ASD, little work has been carried out to determine the effect at the synapse and their interactions with other genetic variations ... until now. A European team of researchers has confirmed that synaptic mutations heightens the risk of ASD. The study, ... read more
Birds are finding it increasingly difficult to adapt to Europe's warming climes. That is the warning from a pan-European group of researchers in a major new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
The study, which received funding from four different EU-funded projects, brings together scientists from the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, and the ... read more
The European Union has some of the world's best research facilities and most accomplished researchers. Harnessing their full potential will help turn novel ideas into jobs, green growth and social progress. To facilitate this, the European Commission finances, either wholly or partially, a wide range of individual research and technology development projects. Details about many of these can be found on ... read more
A new layout for mobile computing is being launched by CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service. Whether in the middle of a commute, attending a conference abroad or enjoying a coffee outdoors, CORDIS users will be able to stay up on the latest news and information on EU-funded science and technology.
The mobile format is suitable for hand-held internet devices and can be accessed ... read more
Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus balticus) and cod may have swum in close quarters in the Baltic Sea a decade ago, but this is no longer the case. The heavy decline in their numbers has forced them apart; the remaining grey seals populate the northern parts of the Baltic while the cod has found a niche in the southern parts. New research, funded in part by the EU with a combined support of more than EUR 23 ... read more
Efforts to increase the number of years Europeans live in good health are about to get stronger thanks to a EUR 4.2 million injection of funds made available by the EU to researchers. Under the European Commission's Active and Health Ageing Innovation Partnership, healthy life expectancy will increase by two years between now and 2020, effectively mitigating people's concerns about ageing and well-being.
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The publication of Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) calls for proposals has been moved from CORDIS to the Participant Portal (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal), which is now the European Commission's single authoritative website for FP7 calls.
With the unveiling of multiple calls for proposals for all FP7 programmes on 20 July 2011, CORDIS users will notice some changes to the Community ... read more