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Publication: Development and Analysis of an Adverse Outcome Pathway Network for Human Neurotoxicity

An adverse outcome pathway (AOP) network is an attempt to represent the complexity of systems toxicology. This study illustrates how an AOP network can be derived and analysed in terms of its topological features to guide research and support chemical risk assessment.

Publication: Children’s dietary diversity and related factors in Rwanda and Burundi: A multilevel analysis using 2010 Demographic and Health Surveys

One of the reported causes of high malnutrition rates in Burundi and Rwanda is children’s inadequate dietary habits. The diet of children may be affected by individual characteristics and by the characteristics of the households and the communities in which they live.

Press Release: Few aeroplanes land automatically but new systems could make this the norm

When it comes to planes cruising through the air, many of us are used to the idea of them flying on autopilot with little or no input from a human pilot as they travel from one destination to another. Landing a plane under autopilot, known as autoland, is a different matter. While some systems already exist, efforts are underway to improve them to enable safer landings.

Press Release: Scientists aim for new weapons in fight against superbugs

New weapons are needed to fight drug-resistant bacteria, one of the biggest threats to global health. By working on new antibiotics or finding ways to revive existing ones in our medical arsenal, scientists aim to avoid a return to a world where even everyday infections may mean death.

Press Release: Smart sensors will help feed growing world population

Global population is rising fast – by 2050, it is projected to reach 9.8 billion, meaning the world will need to almost double its food production to feed its people. At the same time, agriculture is facing tough challenges including climate change, environmental concerns and land-use pressure. The EU-funded ANTARES project is working at the forefront of a digital revolution in agriculture to address these challenges. The project is developing smart sensor and big data technologies that could help farmers produce more food in a way that is sustainable for society, farm incomes and the environment.

Press Release: More than 8000 responses on how to shape Horizon Europe

A strong focus on sustainable solutions and simpler rules: these were the two recurrent themes shared by more than 8000 respondents who collectively completed two surveys on Horizon Europe. These surveys followed an innovative co-design approach.

Press Release: Scientists speed up the evolution of yeast to create tastier and healthier alcohol

Researchers across Europe have started to speed up the evolutionary process of yeast to develop new or better flavours for wine and beer. The objective is for beer and wine producers to better accommodate changing consumer tastes and trends, such as anti-GMO sentiments and demand for low-alcohol products.

Press Release: Non-antibiotic cures for cows could speed up treatments for people

As the global antibiotic resistance crisis grows, chemical-based aerosol sprays and electrical signals to wake up the immune system are being developed to treat cow infections. These non-antibiotic therapies for livestock could also help to limit the spread of antibiotic resistance through the human food chain.

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Press Release: Is 5G bad for your health? It’s complicated, say researchers

Countries such as Switzerland, the UK and Germany are already rolling out next generation networks. 5G is projected to be 100 times faster than 4G and would allow new technologies such as connected cars and augmented reality to flourish. But despite the big promises, concerns about its potential health effects are also growing.

Event: Europe That Protects: Safeguarding Our Planet, Safeguarding Our Health (Helsinki, 3-4 December 2019)

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Event: Seminar on challenges for health research arising from the GDPR (Brussels, 19 November 2019)

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Event: Cross-border Innovation Procurement in Health: EU funding opportunities & best practices (Brussels, 17 October 2019)

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Event: International Brokerage Event Horizon 2020 for Circular Economy & Transforming Industry (Warsaw, 9 October 2019)

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Press Release: A tiny battery solution with huge potential for Europe

Pioneering EU-funded research on new solid-state batteries is paving the way for tiny yet powerful batteries for safer and better space applications. Industry partners are advancing with plans to commercialise the thin-film energy-storage technologies and processes at the heart of the project.

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