Category HORIZON 2020 PROJECTS

Myelofibrosis in 2019: moving beyond JAK2 inhibition

The authors outline the latest discoveries in the biology of myelofibrosis (MF), discuss current clinical management of patients with MF, and summarize the ongoing clinical trials that hope to change the landscape of MF treatment. Myelofibrosis (MF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by ineffective clonal hematopoiesis, splenomegaly, bone marrow fibrosis, and the propensity for transformation

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Funded by FDA, C-Path and NORD to Launch Rare Disease Data and Analytics Platform

The collaborative project between the organizations will kick off at a launch meeting in September and will aim to reduce barriers for the development of new treatments and cures for rare diseases The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and the National Organization for Rare Disorders® (NORD) will host a meeting on Tuesday, September 17 in Bethesda, MD

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Teaming Magnetic Bacteria with Nanoparticles for Better Drug Delivery

Nanoparticles hold great promise for delivering next-generation therapeutics, including those based on CRISPR gene editing tools. The challenge is how to guide these tiny particles through the bloodstream and into the right target tissues. Now, scientists are enlisting some surprising partners in this quest: magnetic bacteria! Source NIH Director First a bit of background. Discovered in

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MRC’s first decade of translation funding led to £1.1 billion private investment and new therapies

A new report has found that Medical Research Council (MRC) funding schemes for translational research have boosted the UK’s life sciences industry since they were introduced in 2008.  Over £530 million of new translational research funding since 2008 has led to MRC-linked spin-outs securing £1.1 billion in private sector investment and delivering health benefits, such as new

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nAngioDerm: European Grant for 3D Printed Skin and Wound Care

The regenerative medicine project nAngioDerm has received a European grant of €747,000 ($822,000) to provide a solution for dermal regeneration, by helping patients whose wounds from ulcers or major burns fail to heal. The funding will go to five European institutions and companies collaborating on the project, which is coordinated by the Institute for Bioengineering of

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OPEN TO THE WORLD: 51 NATIONALITIES AMONG WINNERS OF 2019 ERC STARTING GRANTS

Four hundred and eight early-career researchers have been awarded European Research Council grants in this year’s first completed ERC call for proposals. The highly-coveted funding will help individual scientists and scholars to build their own teams and conduct pioneering research across all disciplines. The grants, worth in total €621 million, are part of the EU’

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Gene Therapy: How ‘Advanced’ is Europe?

Chronicling the EU’s past struggles and new efforts in promoting gene therapies, known in Europe as advanced therapy medicinal products In Europe, legislation relating to medicines based on genes, tissues, or cells dates back nearly 20 years, and was reinforced by specific European Union regulation that came fully into effect nearly a decade ago—but still today

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The future of European research must be inclusive – Jean-Eric Paquet Interview

With Europe facing significant challenges over the next decade, it is vital that the EU’s research activities are designed not just by bureaucrats but by a wide range of voices to ensure that they’re fit for purpose, according to Jean-Eric Paquet, the European Commission’s Director General for Research and Innovation. He spoke to Horizon about how

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Elsevier announces the International Center for the Study of Research

A groundbreaking new Center tasked with examining and advancing the evaluation of research across all fields of knowledge production has been launched by Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health. The International Center for the Study of Research (ICSR) will work closely with the research community to review and develop the use of qualitative and quantitative metrics

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