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02 September 2014
Health
New drug tackles transplant complicationsNew drug tackles transplant complications

To reduce the number of discards and thus make more kidneys available, researchers and medical scientists from the European consortium MABSOT have created a new drug called OPN-305 to reduce inflammation of the donor organ after transplantation.

02 September 2014
Health
Mary Reilly – fast-tracking rare disease drug candidates’ approvalMary Reilly – fast-tracking rare disease drug candidates’ approval

Giving drug candidates a special orphan status gives pharmaceutical companies incentives to bring them to patients

02 September 2014
Health
New treatment against transplantation complications testedNew treatment against transplantation complications tested

A class of biotechnology drugs called monoclonal antibodies is now being tested in clinical studies to treat an unmet medical need post-transplantation, called delayed graft function

28 August 2014
Energy
Noemí Jiménez and Carolina Grau – solving the energy challenge in public buildingsNoemí Jiménez and Carolina Grau – solving the energy challenge in public buildings

A new project explores a new path to reduce energy consumption by combining latest sustainable building technologies in public buildings

19 August 2014
Environment
Einar Eg Nielsen – Genetically tracking farmed fish escaping into the wildEinar Eg Nielsen – Genetically tracking farmed fish escaping into the wild

Newly developed genetic tools may help distinguish wild fish from those escaped from farms, providing a boost for sustainable and environmentally friendly aquaculture.

31 July 2014
Energy
Ali Vasallo - Towards near-zero energy consumption at district levelAli Vasallo - Towards near-zero energy consumption at district level

Citizens living in near-zero energy districts will make significant savings and benefit from an increased comfort in their homes

31 July 2014
Energy
Tackling the many challenges of smarter, greener citiesTackling the many challenges of smarter, greener cities

Zero-energy districts are the only possible future for European cities, as costs associated with palliating the effects of climate change soar, but there are many challenges ahead

30 July 2014
Energy
Retrofitting showcase on a Belgian high-schoolRetrofitting showcase on a Belgian high-school

A show case performed in Liege, Belgium, demonstrates how to turn a high school into an energy efficient and comfortable learning environment

30 July 2014
Energy
Many tongues, one voice, one common ambitionMany tongues, one voice, one common ambition

How the collaborative decision making process and design matters in developing low-energy buildings

22 July 2014
Health
Twins help progress and diagnosis of rare MyastheniaTwins help progress and diagnosis of rare Myasthenia

Myasthenia Gravis is a rare autoimmune disease which leads to a fatigability of various muscles. Scientists know about the progress and symptoms, but not the actual cause of this disease. Now fourteen pairs of identical twins joined the EU funded medical project “Fight-MG”, to help find the cause and for a better treatment of the patients.

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