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The European Commission has decided to fund another project as part of its emergency call for urgently needed research and innovation into the coronavirus. This means it will support 18 projects with a total of €48.5 million from Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.
ImageTreatment guidance for prostate cancer patients is not optimal because current clinical tests do not clearly differentiate between slow-growing and aggressive forms. An EU-funded project is addressing this by studying the underlying molecular mechanisms of the disease to enable personalised and effective treatment.
Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation (CZELO) and its partners are pleased to invite you to the Science Café with Lukáš Tóth, an unconventional open discussion, this time exceptionally held online, focused on the topic of information flow in times of COVID-19. Regular flow of information has been disrupted. Reality and public expectations are changing on a daily basis. Reaction-time pressure creates an unseen urgency. Governments of the world stand in front of an immense task: how to optimize and prioritize public information so that it has the desired impact? COVID19-related fake stories and official measures have emerged around the globe. 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.
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ImageEU-funded researchers hope a greater understanding of interactions between pertussis bacteria and the immune system, together with a toolkit for testing new vaccines, will help prevent whooping cough disease and deaths in babies worldwide.
The Commission has adopted an update of the 2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme to allocate increased funding to its priorities, including urgently needed research and innovation projects into the coronavirus.
ImageA medicine developed by EU-funded researchers has been approved to treat children with the degenerative and fatal genetic disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A major clinical trial is expected to announce positive results soon.
ImageAn EU-funded knowledge-sharing project has made cutting-edge non-invasive prenatal testing techniques available to couples undergoing IVF in Estonia, boosting chances of pregnancy for those struggling with infertility there.
Extensions will be applied to Horizon 2020 calls with original deadlines from today until 15 April.
Today, the Commission offered up to €80 million of financial support to CureVac, a higly innovative vaccine developer from Tübingen, Germany, to scale up development and production of a vaccine against the Coronavirus in Europe.
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Authors: Ratelade J, Klug NR, Lombardi D, Angelim MKSC, Dabertrand F, Domenga-Denier V, Al-Shahi Salman R, Smith C, Gerbeau JF, Nelson MT, Joutel A

Circulation. 2020 Mar 18;

PMID: 32183562

Authors: Li Q, Aalling NN, Förstera B, Ertürk A, Nedergaard M, Møllgård K, Xavier ALR

Fluids and barriers of the CNS. 2020 Feb 11;17(1):15

PMID: 32046744    Open Access: PMC7014736

Authors: Georgakis MK, Malik R, Anderson CD, Parhofer KG, Hopewell JC, Dichgans M

Brain : a journal of neurology. 2020 Feb 1;143(2):597-610

PMID: 31968102    Open Access: PMC7009571

Authors: Sloots JJ, Biessels GJ, Zwanenburg JJM

NeuroImage. 2020 Apr 15;210:116581

PMID: 31982580

Authors: Mestre H, Du T, Sweeney AM, Liu G, Samson AJ, Peng W, Mortensen KN, Stæger FF, Bork PAR, Bashford L, Toro ER, Tithof J, Kelley DH, Thomas JH, Hjorth PG, Martens EA, Mehta RI, Solis O, Blinder P, Kleinfeld D, Hirase H, Mori Y, Nedergaard M

Science (New York, N.Y.). 2020 Mar 13;367(6483)

PMID: 32001524

Authors: Abraham G, Malik R, Yonova-Doing E, Salim A, Wang T, Danesh J, Butterworth AS, Howson JMM, Inouye M, Dichgans M

Nature communications. 2019 Dec 20;10(1):5819

PMID: 31862893    Open Access: PMC6925280