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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 Biosociety web site. For more RSS news feeds visit http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=rss
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Picture of a doctor examining a patientEU-funded project develops special coating for bone implants that cuts the risk of infection and minimises the need for further surgery, potentially benefitting thousands of patients across Europe.
Photo of 2 people sneezingAn EU-funded project has developed new tests to quickly determine whether a respiratory tract infection is viral or bacterial and whether it shows resistance to antibiotics, helping doctors prescribe the right treatment for patients while curbing the overuse of such life-saving drugs.
Photo of the robot with an elder ladySeventy-nine year old Isabel Neto shares her home with Hugo, a robot that's been designed to improve the quality of life for elderly people living alone. How, and to what extent, is that possible?
Photo of a researcher showcasing the clothesWhen you look into a Wize Mirror, it looks back at you. It is a prototype of a smart mirror that detects disease symptoms.

On 12 July, biopharma SMEs and IT SMEs are invited to a matchmaking lunch at Heidelberg’s Technology Park.

Up 15 biopharma companies can pitch their project ideas and needs, followed by the presentation of up 15 IT companies highlighting their services and references.

The matchmaking with potential partners will be facilitated by a 1:1 speed-dating format. PERMIDES (Personalized Medicine Innovation through Digital Enterprise Solutions) is a H2020 project organized by 3 biopharma and 3 IT clusters from Germany, Austria and Norway.

The project aims at bringing together European SMEs from the biopharmaceutical and IT sector to develop of novel digital solutions addressing challenges along the biopharma value chain.

Biopharma SMEs can benefit from innovation vouchers with a value of up to EUR 60,000 and IT SMEs can benefit from this funding via collaborations with one or more biopharma partner.

PERMIDES offers travel support (max. 200€ for national, max. 1.800€ for international travels) for SMEs participating in the workshop.

Photo of a researcher showcasing the clothesWhat we wear says something about our personality - but what if our clothes and accessories could also tell us about our health? A smart shirt prototype can keep track of how much the wearer eats or drinks. Soft textile sensors in the collar monitor the neck muscles to inconspicuously detect swallows.

The Hellenic Forum is under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and aims to act as a meeting point for Science, Technology and Innovation building bridges with scientists abroad, in order to enhance scientific and technological transfer collaboration for innovation.

The Forum will cover a broad range of topics including Nanotechnology, Energy & Environment, Life Sciences, ICT , Particle Physics, Cultural Heritage with emphasis to converging technologies.

Science Café with Jan Konvalinka is an unconventional open discussion on research in the field of biochemistry.

Our guest is a recognized scientist, who was involved in development of the first inhibitors of the HIV protease. Currently he is focused on viral resistance development.

Dr. Konvalinka holds position of vice-rector for research at the Charles University in Prague and head of department at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. It aims to be informal and accessible.

Anyone can participate; speaker is there to be questioned and to talk about his work

The Institute of Sciences of Food Production – National Research Councilof Italy (ISPA-CNR), under the aegis of the MycoKey project (http://www.mycokey.eu/) and the International Society for Mycotoxicology (ISM), is hosting a 4 days Workshop-Training Course from 16 to 19 October, 2017.

The course aims at training smart, integrated, sustainable solutions and innovative tools to manage and reduce the major mycotoxins (aflatoxins, fumonisins, trichothecenes and ochratoxin A) in economically important food and feed chains (maize, wheat, barley, dried fruits and grape) in pre and post-harvest.

Advanced technologies in the field of chemical detection, molecular analysis, modelling and ICT solutions will be covered by highly qualified international instructors, throughout lectures and laboratory experiences.

About half of the duration of the workshop will be ”hands on” and spent in the laboratory.

The H2020 MycoKey project first international event for the food and feed safety community is foreseen in Ghent, Belgium from 11 to 14 September 2017.

Food safety experts will join the 3 days conference to discuss about the emerging issues related to mycotoxins menace in the world, also focusing on food and feed chains.

The Conference is organized by UGENT, partner of MycoKey Consortium, in strict collaboration with MyToolBox, the complementary project funded by H2020 under the same call SFS 13-2015.

Main topics:

    • Global impact of mycotoxins • Biodiversity and toxigenic fungi monitoring • Mycotoxin analytical challenges • Prevention Animal health and toxicology I • mpact of climate change • Challenges for developing countries • Remediation and intervention • Human health and toxicology • Modelling & ICT solutions
Image of a large number of pillsThe weakened immune system in people with HIV/AIDS makes them particularly vulnerable to fungal infections such as cryptococcal meningitis, which can be deadly. The medicine used to treat the condition is flucytosine, and EU-funded researchers have developed a new and more efficient way of producing it. This will cut production costs, making it more affordable for people in low-income countries.
Image of blood sample in a medical laboratoryMalaria is one of the world's deadliest diseases, but cutting-edge research into the genetics of malaria-carrying mosquitoes could lead to new methods to prevent transmission that could save hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide.

The aim of this interactive workshop is to provide practical insights into basic and translational neuroscience research for interested non-specialists.

The topics addressed range from essential neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, over IPS cells, to networks and behaviour. Plasticity and modulation of networks and signal transmission under physiological (like learning and memory) and pathological situations (like addiction, epilepsy or neurodegeneration) will form an essential part.

The aim of this interactive workshop is to deepen and complete the online course on brain medicine for non-specialists with the most recent advances in research of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Lectures and tutorials by international experts will report the state of the art of research and treatment of brain diseases. Representatives of the Allen Institute for Brain Science (AI, USA) and the Human Brain Project (HBP, Europe) will present novel avenues for exploiting large biological datasets for future classification of brain diseases, which may lead to new strategies for developing therapeutics.

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