Advances in nanotechnology
An EU-funded initiative has developed a new way to analyse nanomaterials without destroying or damaging them.
Brain communication systems
Researchers have discovered how star-shaped cells called astrocytes control brain development and connect neural circuits, taking a step towards treating neurodegenerative disorders.
Particle physics beyond the Standard Model
The discovery of the Higgs boson confirmed that the Standard Model describes physics at the electroweak scale – around 246 gigaelectronvolts. EU-funded scientists attempted to extrapolate this theory of particle physics up to very high scales.
Genes that contribute to variable traits
Researchers have measured the impact of multiple genes on complex heritable traits and developed methods to repress specific genes, looking to control these traits.
Space safety is no accident
As the space debris population continuously increases, the probability of collisions grows. EU-funded researchers have simulated collision scenarios with different initial conditions to identify which orbit parameters have the largest effect on collision probability.
How DNA can protect itself from the Sun
Scientists have developed a new method to understand how DNA protects itself from ultraviolet (UV) radiation by dissipating this radiation as heat energy at very high speeds.