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Malta punches above its weight in new technologies
For some, Malta is one of Europe’s best holiday destinations, offering year-round sun, a unique culture and many historical and architectural monuments. But the island has also become known as a centre of technological expertise, providing the perfect test-bed, for example, fo...
Programme: FP7-ICT
Record Number: 147711
Last updated on: 2014-08-21
Available languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, MT, PL
Project Success Stories - In silico medicine reaches the clinic
Forget the monopoly of in vitro, the study of biology in test tubes. The real cutting edge of medical science is in silico, and European researchers have just achieved a world first in the field.
Programme: FP6-IST
Record Number: 86061
Last updated on: 2014-07-17
Available languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL
Technology supports diabetic patients and their doctors
Diabetes affects around 10% of the population; according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disease places a huge financial burden on healthcare systems, and also leads to early death and poor quality of life. However, patients and healthcare professionals will now be...
Programme: FP7-ICT
Record Number: 93068
Last updated on: 2014-05-21
Available languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL
Feature Stories - Patients with kidney failure to get a new lease on life
End stage kidney disease is a global public health problem with an estimated 2.4 million patients on dialysis. The number of new cases is rising (7-8% annually) due to population ageing and increased diabetes prevalence. The NEPHRON+ project is improving the lives of patients ...
Programme: FP7-ICT
Record Number: 93003
Last updated on: 2014-04-09
Available languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL
ERC Story - Sponge enzymes: nature’s little bio-builders
Sponges seem an unlikely source for innovation, yet they may hold the key to new nanotechnologies, innovative optical devices and new ways of regrowing human bone and preventing bone disease. Difficult to believe? Not for Werner E.G. Müller. In the BIOSILICA project, he and hi...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 92439
Last updated on: 2014-02-17
Available languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL
ERC Story - Biomass by numbers
The use of biomass from plants as a renewable energy source is not new. Yet surprisingly, the net economic and environmental benefits of biomass energy exist only on paper. This is about to change thanks to an experimental tree plantation in East Flanders, where Professor Rein...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 92442
Last updated on: 2014-02-14
Available languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL
ERC Story - Getting to the roots of better crops
Almost 842 million people worldwide are chronically undernourished according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The world faces huge challenges if it is to achieve food security for a global population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050. Wi...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 92440
Last updated on: 2014-02-14
Available languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL
In Bratislava, the team of Dr Ján Tkáč is developing the weapons to fight back in a cellular ‘cold war’ by using new early-detection technologies – helped by the first ERC grant awarded in Slovakia. Glycans are sugar molecules that carry the information human cells need to sta...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 91443
Last updated on: 2013-12-16
Available languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL
ERC Stories - New polymers – as strong as silk
People have been producing and using silk for more than 5 000 years, but now – thanks to an ERC Advanced Grant – Professor Fritz Vollrath is increasing our understanding of this material. His research could help to improve existing industrial polymers and develop new silk indu...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 90169
Last updated on: 2013-12-16
Available languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL
RTD Success Stories - Giving stroke patients new reason for hope
Disturbances in the blood supply to the brain can lead to rapid loss of brain function, causing a stroke. While potentially fatal, this can have life-changing consequences for survivors. Two EU projects aim to ensure that for thousands of patients, there is life – and hope – a...
Programme: FP7-HEALTH
Record Number: 90161
Last updated on: 2013-12-16
Available languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL
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