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ImageThe sedentary nature of modern life has had a noticeably detrimental effect on both physical and mental health. An EU-funded project has highlighted how to boost the wellbeing of Europeans by linking transport and health policies.
ImagePeople suffering from Type 1 diabetes are set to benefit from an innovative therapy being developed in an EU-funded project that promises to restore the body's ability to regulate blood sugar via a small bioengineered implant.

The H2020 project PECUNIA (ProgrammE in Costing, resource use measurement and outcome valuation for Use in multi-sectoral National and International health economic evaluAtions) is organising an interactive workshop on validating the methodological approach developed in the course of the project and on drawing up a roadmap for the further work plan. Health economists with interest and expertise in economic evaluations and costing studies are invited to join this Satellite Workshop.

PECUNIA is a collaborative effort to develop standardised multi-sectoral costing and outcome assessment methods and tools for health economic evaluations that are harmonized across different countries and economic sectors.

It aims to tackle the healthcare challenges of an ever-growing and rapidly ageing population in the EU by developing new standardised, harmonised and validated methods and tools for the assessment of costs and outcomes in European healthcare systems.

Comparing and exploiting data across different countries and sectors, PECUNIA aims to provide direct comparable solutions to improve chronic and mental healthcare in all EU health systems.

Programme and registration for the workshop: www.eventbrite.com/e/pecunia-satellite-workshop-tickets-60201953664

ImageEU-funded researchers and industrial partners are developing a system that allows a person to control the movement of a prosthetic hand simply by thinking of commands. A patient recently underwent surgery to implant some of the project's ground-breaking technologies.
ImageInfectious animal diseases represent a serious threat to farm animals as well as to humans' public health. An EU-funded project is building a transnational network of bio-containment research facilities, industry partners and international organisations that allows for safe research on high-risk pathogens causing highly contagious animal diseases.

The human brain is a multi-level and highly complex system that produces, processes and transmits information in an incomparable manner.
Researchers and scientists from all over the world strive to decode the mechanisms underlying this unique system.
The European Human Brain Project plays a pioneering role in neuroscience research, uniting experts from various fields in the aim to build a collaborative platform for computational neuroscience.

This event is open to the entire scientific community but especially targets early-career researchers.

The programme provides an overview of interdisciplinary efforts towards collaboration for the advance of digital neuroscience and offers ample opportunities for participants to exchange information and knowledge with peers as well as renowned experts.

Registration deadline: 14 June 2019

imageAn EU-funded project is developing a super-resolution microscope small enough to fit on to a computer chip that can be used to see changes in living cells in real time. Potential applications include a wide range of science and research fields, as well as consumer goods, with the innovation potential to strengthen European industry.
imageMultifunctional nanoparticles being developed by EU-funded researchers are set to revolutionise treatments for complex bone diseases, enabling novel therapies for hundreds of millions of people worldwide suffering from bone cancer, bacterial bone infections and osteoporosis.
imageWhipworms are soil-transmitted parasitic worms that infect about 700 million people in the tropics and sub-tropics. An EU-funded project worked to better understand its interactions with human epithelial and immune cells, in the hope of identifying new treatment possibilities and alleviating suffering.
imageEU-funded biotechnology researchers have developed a novel treatment for atherosclerosis, the narrowing and hardening of arteries that is the leading underlying cause of death and disability in Europe.
imageNobel Laureate Gérard Mourou helped create the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever generated by humankind, opening up new areas of research and leading to breakthrough medical and industrial applications. EU funding has supported his ongoing work, contributing to a remarkable career which he hopes will serve as an inspiration to budding scientists.
imageAn EU-funded project has demonstrated how highly sensitive magnetometers can be adapted to make faster and more precise measurements than was once thought possible - an example of Europe’s new focus on quantum technologies.
imageSun, sea, sand and... jellyfish. Beach holidays have become a risky pursuit as jellyfish populations have exploded in warming seas worldwide in recent years. But thanks to EU-funded researchers, these gelatinous blobs could become a valuable resource - as food, ingredients in medicine and cosmetics, and even as a means to counter pollution.

The aim of this interactive workshop is to introduce and deepen the understanding of brain medicine for non-specialists with the most recent advances in research of neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Lectures and tutorials by international experts will report the state of the art of research and treatment of brain diseases.

Hands-on examples and practical tools and methodologies will be presented during a visit to lead laboratories at Medical University Innsbruck.

A student brainstorming session will be organised to allow exchange about concepts and methods. Application is open to the entire student community and early career researchers, regardless of whether they are affiliated with the Human Brain Project or not.

All early-career scientists are encouraged to participate and it is aimed to achieve equal representation of all sexes.

Application deadline: 29 May 2019

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