Category HORIZON 2020 PROJECTS

First cell map of developing human liver reveals how blood and immune systems develop

Resource improves understanding of normal development and will support efforts to tackle diseases, such as leukaemia, that can form during early life Source Wellcome Sanger Institute In a world first, scientists have created the human developmental liver cell atlas that provides crucial insights into how the blood and immune systems develop in the foetus. It

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Protective mediators can help heal injured tendon cells by attacking inflammation

Findings reported in The American Journal of Pathology suggest specialized proresolving mediators may become therapeutics that alleviate chronic tendon inflammation Source EurekAlert  Tendon tears, both to the rotator cuff and Achilles heel, are common injuries, especially in aged individuals. Painful and disabling, they can adversely impact quality of life. New approaches are required to help

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NIH Awards $7.5 million to ramp up clinical trials for rare, genetic airway diseases

Formed 15 years ago, the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium is now co-led by UNC’s Stephanie Davis, MD, to continue advancing knowledge and treatments for genetic chronic pulmonary conditions. Source UNC Health Care To continue the push toward clinical trial readiness for individuals with rare diseases, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, in

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Autologous nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for neuromyelitis optica

Patients with neurological disease that causes blindness, disability go treatment free Source Northwestern University A stem cell transplant reversed a debilitating neurological disease that causes half of the patients to go blind and lose the ability to walk five years after diagnosis. Most of the patients stayed better five years after the transplant and were

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Three tips from Nobel laureates to EU politicians on how to encourage innovation

Source Innovation Origins, Lucette Mascini Towards the end of the European Innovation Days, acclaimed scientists advised the European Commission and politicians on what to look out for when funding research with money from the EU’s Horizon Fund (amount: about €100 billion). These grants for scientific research are distributed by the European Research Council from the EU. You don’t have

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NIH Research Centers Will Advance Precision Medicine for Alzheimer’s

The two new centers will diversify and improve the Alzheimer’s drug development pipeline, contributing to precision medicine advancements for the disease. The National Institutes on Aging (NIA), part of NIH, have launched two new research centers designed to advance precision medicine for Alzheimer’s disease and reinvigorate the drug development pipeline. The Alzheimer Centers for the Discovery of

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RESTORE Large Scale Research Initiative community presents 1st Advanced Therapies Science Meeting (1st ATSM) in Berlin, 25-26 November 2019

What are the research challenges slowing development of curative treatments and what are the roadblocks for the wider adoption of Advanced Therapies in clinical routine? Join the conversation at the1st Advanced Therapies Science Meeting (1st ATSM)in Berlin, 25-26 November 2019 to explore the latest trends in the field and to discuss the Advanced Therapies Roadmap 2030 that

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