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EUROPA - Research What's New in Health and life sciences. This RSS feed includes the most recent updates to the European Commission's Research and Innovation web site on Europa in the area of Health and life sciences. The last (or, in some news readers, the first) item of this feed will take you to the Health research and innovation web site. For more RSS news feeds visit http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=rss
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ImageEU-funded researchers have inserted a microchip into an electrically powered contact lens. This technological feat could improve the lives of many suffering from a range of sight-related ailments and lead to more groundbreaking medical applications.
Photo of a man vapingAuthorities across Europe are being compelled to do more to protect children and non-smokers from tobacco smoke and e-cigarette emissions following landmark EU-funded research that has uncovered worrying levels of exposure to airborne nicotine in private and public spaces, including schools and playgrounds.
ImageTo spray or not to spray - and potentially, what with: EU-funded researchers are developing a sophisticated system to facilitate analyses of mosquitoes and their mechanisms of resistance to insecticides, support data sharing and refine decision-making processes. Scientists in Cameroon are helping to advance this bid to boost malaria vector control.
The European Human Exposome Network combines nine research projects funded under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The Human Exposome is the study of how elements we are exposed to via our diet, lifestyle and the environment we live and work in, affect out health.
The European Commission is boosting urgently needed research into coronavirus with €10 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. It has launched an emergency request for expressions of interest for research projects that will advance our understanding of the novel coronavirus epidemic.
The MycoKey final International Conference will present the results of the 4 years Research and Innovation project carried out by 32 partners from Europe and China.
This international event is organized together with the 2nd International Forum on Mycotoxins in Animal Production and the participation of MyToolBox project under the umbrella of the International Society for Mycotoxicology (ISM).

The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine is delighted to announce the first of three EU Presidency-themed conferences for 2020.
These will be, firstly, during the Croatia Presidency, followed by a bridging conference between the Croatia and Germany presidencies, and a final event while Germany is at the helm.
The sessions at conference include the following:

    • Biomarkers and molecular diagnosis • Prostate cancer – prevention and early diagnosis • Orphan regulation and personalised medicine • Realising the Potential of Data: The Million European Genome Declaration and the EU Digital Health Strategy • Health literacy and personalised healthcare
ImageAn EU-funded project is developing innovative ways to mimic the micro-environment that cancer cells encounter inside the human body. The creation of artificial 3D tumour models could pave the way for more accurate testing of cancer drugs and ultimately lead to better treatments.
ImageWhile lifespans have been steadily increasing, age-related diseases are also on the rise. EU-funded research is looking at ways to help prevent illness in later years and pave the way to a happier and healthier old age.

Climate change, digital revolution and demographic trends are transforming European economy and society, defining huge challenges for the industrial ecosystem and deeply affecting citizens’ way of life. The next five years will be crucial to set the Europe’s role on the world stage: as outlined in the President von der Leyen’s Political Guidelines, the new EU leadership is called to adopt and implement a wide set of very ambitious policies, that will enable the EU to lead the transition to a healthy planet and a new digital world and to remain innovative and competitive at global level.

I-Com will organise on February 18 (h14:30 – h18:45) at The Office in Brussels (Rue dArlon 80) the Public Conference “Innovative Europe: The Way Forward. Taking Stock and Thinking Ahead”.

The event will give the floor to EU institutions, trade and consumer associations, companies, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the future agenda for an Innovative Europe through three different panels – Setting the Future Digital agenda, Connecting EU Health and Industrial Policies and Towards the European Green Deal – designed to reflect the main political guidelines of the new European Commission.

Innovative Europe: The Way Forward is the final event of the I-Com 2019/2020 Brussels Flagship Initiative Back to the Future. Therefore, the conference will be the occasion to present the I-Com Blueprint and a related Manifesto, which finally aim at informing the new EU institutions about the state of innovation in three sectors (Digital, Healthcare and Energy & Mobility) and making recommendations for the new institutional cycle to contribute to a social and economic agenda oriented to innovation.

ImageA team of EU-funded researchers has developed an accurate and non-invasive way to detect cancer through a person's breath. The hand-held sensor can be used by anyone without medical supervision in combination with their smart phone. Tests reveal the accuracy of the sensor is about 93 %.
ImageTinnitus, the perception of hearing noise when no external sound is present, affects more than 40 million people across Europe. Many could benefit from an EU-funded project that is exploring innovative personalised solutions to quieten the often debilitating and chronic condition.
The final workshop of the 3rd HBP Curriculum Workshops Series invites researchers interested in measuring and modelling brain states at multiple scales.

At the cellular level, the appearance of different brain states (such as wake, sleep, anesthesia) are reviewed at the scale of neurons, from extracellular recordings in both, human and animal models. At a larger scale, it will be discussed how brain states differ from the viewpoint of the whole brain, using electro-encephalogram and intracranial recordings in humans.
From a modeling perspective, workshop participants will learn how cellular data can be used to build model networks of spiking neurons and how mean-field techniques are used to derive population models of different brain states from those network models. Such population models can be integrated in The Virtual Brain environment to yield simulations at the level of the whole brain.
Together, these techniques can bridge scales, from neurons to the whole brain and provide an integrated view of brain states and their responsiveness.

In the framework of the BioMedaqu Project, the University of Liege and partners are offering a training course covering:

    • Fish skeletal development and anatomy • Advanced visualisation technique for fish skeletal research • Image analysis, machine learning and automation • Skeletal pathologies in humans • Leadership, research impact, grant funding, entrepreneurship, product development & market, and economic modelling.
Registration open until 21st February 2020.
For more information, email: info.biomedaqu@uliege.be, specifying in the subject line 'BIOMEDAQU Summer School'.

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