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Preparing for a better way to monitor inflammatory bowel disease

Preparing for a better way to monitor inflammatory bowel disease

Monday, 11 de July de 2022

A fifth clinical site helps further the EU-funded EUPHORIA project’s research on non-invasive monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A more palatable alternative than an endoscopy is multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT), a new diagnostic imaging method that makes it possible to monitor IBD simply, quickly and non-invasively. This project is conducting a study to assess the ability of MSOT to effectively measure disease activity in IBD patients.

Commission presents new European Innovation Agenda to spearhead the new innovation wave

Commission presents new European Innovation Agenda to spearhead the new innovation wave

Monday, 11 de July de 2022

The Commission has adopted a New European Innovation Agenda to position Europe at the forefront of the new wave of deep tech innovation and start-ups. It will help Europe to develop new technologies to address the most pressing societal challenges, and to bring them on the market. Europe wants to be the place where the best talent work hand in hand with the best companies and where deep tech innovation thrives and creates breakthrough innovative solutions across the continent that will inspire the world.

Attracting immune cells to tumours via magnets

Attracting immune cells to tumours via magnets

Monday, 4 de July de 2022

Exploiting the immune system to tackle cancer is not a new concept. Numerous clinical trials have tested the potential of awakening or modulating the immune system against cancer using cytokines, antibodies and immune cells. Studies employing cancer-specific T lymphocytes engineered to express chimeric antigen receptors CAR T against haematological malignancies have generated favourable clinical outcomes

Commission releases a new strategy to drive its internal digital transformation

Commission releases a new strategy to drive its internal digital transformation

Friday, 1 de July de 2022

The Commission adopted a new Digital Strategy under the theme “Next Generation Digital Commission”. This corporate strategy sets out a vision for a digitally transformed, more agile administration that will contribute to the achievement of the EU's strategic priorities, including Europe's Digital Decade and the European Green Deal. Smooth interaction between people, processes, data and technology will underpin a fully digitalised Commission.

Health services in the European region must adopt integrated care models to manage Post-Covid-19 Condition

Health services in the European region must adopt integrated care models to manage Post-Covid-19 Condition

Friday, 1 de July de 2022

As Post-Covid-19 Condition is a new condition, research needs to be an integral part of the service. Furthermore, there will be an ongoing importance of quantifying Post-COVID-19 condition, as new variants arise, vaccinated individuals get infected or unvaccinated ones get reinfected. WHO Rehabilitation 2030 brought attention to the unmet global need for rehabilitation, making it essential for universal health coverage. 

App to Help Doctors Help Patients with Leukemia

App to Help Doctors Help Patients with Leukemia

Friday, 1 de July de 2022

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and clinicians at Rigshospitalet have developed an app that can help doctors make better decisions for patients with leukaemia. The researchers analysed a data set containing 112 million blood tests from 1.3 million Danes, 1,123 of whom suffer from chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Within five years, 25 per cent of patients suffering from CLL will develop a serious infection or need early treatment for CLL. 10 percent of these risk dying within a month. A main aim hereof was to study the change over time in lymphocyte count, which is the concentration of a specific white blood cell in the blood.

Start of delivery of vaccines in response to the monkeypox outbreak

Start of delivery of vaccines in response to the monkeypox outbreak

Friday, 1 de July de 2022

Last week the delivery of the first vaccine doses purchased by the European Commission's Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) in response to the current monkeypox outbreak is starting, with an initial 5,300 doses arriving in Spain, out of the total 109,090 doses procured. It is the first of a series of deliveries that will take place regularly in the weeks and months to come to ensure that all Member States are ready to respond to the current monkeypox outbreak, prioritising the most affected Member States.

Genomic technique revolutionises drug development by identifying antibiotic resistance within a day

Genomic technique revolutionises drug development by identifying antibiotic resistance within a day

Monday, 20 de June de 2022

Once deemed defenceless against the antibiotics developed 50 years ago, bacteria have altered their genetic machinery over time, shaking our confidence in antibiotics’ ability to control infectious diseases and save human lives. With random, little tweaks on the genetic makeup, scientists can now rapidly spot signs of resistance in bacteria – evidence that certain pathogens could soon demolish the defence wall of antibiotics.

New edition Europe + Around 2022

New edition Europe + Around 2022

Thursday, 16 de June de 2022

This year 2022 the fourth Navarre edition of Europa+Cerca takes place. The programme, promoted in Navarre by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) represented by the University of Navarra and AIN, in collaboration with the Directorate General for Foreign Action and the Delegation of the Government of Navarra in Brussels, consists of face-to-face training and the organization of a trip to Brussels. The previous training will be on September 6th, and the trip to Brussels will be from September 13th to 15th, 2022. In this link you can access the registration form, which must be filled out before June 30th.

HERA secures vaccines for EU Member states in response to the monkeypox outbreaks

HERA secures vaccines for EU Member states in response to the monkeypox outbreaks

Wednesday, 15 de June de 2022

On June 14th, HERA, the European Commission's Health Preparedness and Response Authority, concluded a contract with the company Bavarian Nordic to purchase 109 090 doses of their 3rd generation vaccines in response to the current monkeypox outbreaks. As the number of cases continues to grow, this agreement will make vaccines rapidly available to all EU Member States, Norway and Iceland.

Could we coat somebodys bones with metal to make them superstrong?

Could we coat somebodys bones with metal to make them superstrong?

Monday, 13 de June de 2022

Bones can be repaired and sometimes replaced with metal prostheses. So what’s stopping us reinforcing our skeletons? “Practically it is possible to coat a bone with metal, but a living bone will not survive. It needs the touch of its natural surroundings,” says Alisa Buchman. Bones need a healthy supply of blood, so they can absorb all the nutrients and oxygen they need, while expelling unwanted products like carbon dioxide, metabolic waste and acids.