4D: Drugs, Diagnostics, Data, Devices

The continually rising health care costs in Germany require cost intelligent innovations at the intersecting frontiers of scientific disciplines. Prof. Gerd Geisslinger is Medical Research Officer for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. In this interview he explains why the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is in a unique position to tackle challenges in medical research and to pull together the four major Read more about 4D: Drugs, Diagnostics, Data, Devices[…]

Searching for traces in the atmosphere

35,000 tons of undeclared carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) are released into our atmosphere every year – although applications in which this substance is released into the environment have been officially banned by the Montreal Protocol since 2010. So where does this environmental pollutant come from? Empa researchers tracked down carbon tetrachloride and found the possible sources. Read more about Searching for traces in the atmosphere[…]

Simplification and cutting red tape is a central aim of Horizon 2020

The administrative burden on those applying for and managing research grants under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme has been reduced, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Most of the simplification measures introduced by the European Commission have been effective, say the auditors, although there is still room for improvement. Horizon Read more about Simplification and cutting red tape is a central aim of Horizon 2020[…]

Researchers uncover gene that regulates fat accumulation and obesity

As obesity continues to be the leading cause of deaths world-wide, researchers are working to understand what role genetics play in a person’s predisposition for obesity. New research is shedding light on the fact that while exercise and diet are important, sometimes there are underlying genetic factors at play. A new study from Western University showed that Read more about Researchers uncover gene that regulates fat accumulation and obesity[…]

New plans for how EU cohesion funds are spent are simpler and more flexible

EU Auditors  make a number of suggestions on how to make sure that Member State spending has a real impact and complies with the rules. The proposed Common Provisions Regulation (CPR) for 2021-2027 covers seven funds for investment in regional development and employment, security and border protection, and measures to support migrants in the EU Read more about New plans for how EU cohesion funds are spent are simpler and more flexible[…]

2018 Consumer Markets Scoreboard: trust of Europeans in services still needs improvement

European Commission published the 2018 Consumer Markets Scoreboard that monitors how EU consumers rate the performance of 40 goods and services sectors. While the overall trust in markets has followed a positive trend since 2010, the report reveals that only 53% of consumers trust that businesses in the services sectors comply with consumer rules. For Read more about 2018 Consumer Markets Scoreboard: trust of Europeans in services still needs improvement[…]

Asia’s Leading Manufacturing Industry Show!

“21st Manufacturing World Osaka” is Asia’s leading trade show for manufacturing industry held at INTEX Osaka, Japan from October 3 – 5, 2018. The number of exhibitors and visitors recorded the largest number in its history. The show ground was completely full occupied by exhibit booths (sold out all exhibit spaces) and the show was Read more about Asia’s Leading Manufacturing Industry Show![…]

Can we limit global warming to 1.5 °C?

Efforts to combat climate change tend to focus on supply-side changes, such as shifting to renewable or cleaner energy. In a Special Issue in the Energy Efficiency Journal that follows the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ˚C, researchers argue that demand-side approaches can play a crucial role given the aspirational target outlined Read more about Can we limit global warming to 1.5 °C?[…]

MULTIGEN in Romania with Haptic R&D Consulting

MULTIGEN Health Services, which produces the world’s fastest molecular genetic diagnostic kits, and Haptic R&D Consulting, which is a global consulting company offering innovative solutions in the field of technology and engineering, signed a distributorship agreement covering all of Romania. With the mentioned agreement, the authorized representative of the MULTIGEN brand will be Haptic R&D Read more about MULTIGEN in Romania with Haptic R&D Consulting[…]

The treatments and side effects

From major heart surgery to a course of minor drugs, people overestimate the benefits and underestimate the risks of a variety of medical procedures, according to new research. Published in the journal Risk Analysis, the study of 376 adults was led by Professor Yaniv Hanoch from the University of Plymouth School of Psychology, together with Jonathan Read more about The treatments and side effects[…]

Climate action: EU failing with commercial deployment of carbon capture and innovative renewables, say Auditors

EU action to support carbon capture and storage and innovative renewables has not succeeded, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Between 2008 and 2017, ambitious targets were set, but EU support for demonstration projects achieved little in terms of projects delivered and results achieved, say the auditors. The EU needs Read more about Climate action: EU failing with commercial deployment of carbon capture and innovative renewables, say Auditors[…]

New grants offer €250 million for world class science

Twenty seven research groups across Europe have won highly-coveted ERC Synergy Grants. Worth in total €250 million, this funding enables groups of two to four lead researchers to bring together complementary skills, knowledge and resources to jointly address research problems at the frontiers of knowledge. The grants are part of the EU’s research and innovation Read more about New grants offer €250 million for world class science[…]