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The evMANIFESTO released

5 EU-funded ongoing FET OPEN projects on EVs sign a manifesto to make the Extracellular Vesicles and their sound relevance a part of the EU research agenda

Fundamental Research

In the 1st Clustering Event for Extracellular Vesicles involving the 5 EU-funded ongoing FET OPEN projects on EVs they signed a letter of intent in which they stated that they wanted to make the Extracellular Vesicles and their sound relevance a part of the EU research agenda. Today we bring you the evMANIFESTO, which aims at highlighting the current EU effort in EV research within the FET program and the urgency of introducing and securing more firmly the EV-related theme as a cornerstone in the research agenda in EU. This is the first collective action the newborn cluster has produced. The manifesto starts: "As a part of his pangenesis theory in Animals and Plants under Domistication (1868), Charles Darwin hypothesized that every cell type in the body generates "minute size" gemmules that contain molecules and serve to communicate them to other cell types. This seminal intuition fell unnoticed for 150 years (at most the tiny particles released by cells were discarded as debris without biological significance) until the latest days, when contemporary readers may recognize extracellular vesicles (EVs) in Darwin's gemmules […] The second action is this extracellular vesicle Manifesto – evMANIFESTO, which aims at highlighting the current EU effort in EV research within the FET program and the urgency of introducing and securing more firmly the EV-related theme as a cornerstone in the research agenda in EU." You can find the whole evMANIFESTO in the Media Corner section of VES4US under the title evMANIFESTO.