Member States, with the support of the Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on a decentralised architecture. This concerns the vast majority of tracing apps that were already – or are about to be – launched in the EU. …

by Heather Smith

The EU-funded consortium Exscalate4CoV just announced that an already registered generic drug used to treat osteoporosis, Raloxifene, could be an effective treatment for COVID-19 positive patients with mild or asymptomatic infection. The consortium is using an EU-backed supercomputing platform, one of the world’s most powerful, to check the potential impact of known molecules against the …

by Heather Smith

Member States, experts, companies, and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) met in this workshop on 23 January to discuss the characteristics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) testing and experimentation facilities for health. The introduction of state-of-the-art AI methods, algorithms, and applications to the market, requires a previous experimentation and testing of such technologies in real-world environments. Such requirement is crucial …

by Heather Smith

On 29 January, a workshop took place in Brussels to explore how Member States are implementing the GDPR for the protection of personal data in the field of health, in order to identify possible differences and examine how this may affect the cross-border exchange of health data in the EU. It is the first of …

by Heather Smith

Today the Commission announced new member organisations of the eHealth Stakeholder Group. The group will support the Commission in the development of actions for the digital transformation of health and care in the EU. The Commission has just published the names of the new member organisations of the renewed eHealth Stakeholder Group with a mandate …

by Heather Smith

An online Webinar will be organised to promote the new call for proposals of the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme. This will be one of the last calls of the AAL Programme under Horizon 2020. Participants will get the opportunity to learn more about the call requirements and hear some tips and tricks for …

by Heather Smith

The research team of the CResPace project has recently announced a futuristic and ground-breaking achievement in the field of bio-electronics. For the first time, brain cells have been accurately reproduced in a silicon chip, opening new avenues for the treatment of several severe conditions, such as heart failures and degenerative diseases, like Alzheimer. A historic …

by Heather Smith

Finding effective solutions to fight cancer is undoubtedly one of the main scientific challenges worldwide, whose success needs necessarily to build on innovative pathways of research. Mechano-Control aims to understand the physical forces that determine the spread of a wide range of diseases, with potentially vast impact on the development of new therapies. Mechano-control is …

by Heather Smith

The NeuHeart project seeks to extend decidedly the life expectancy of patients facing heart transplantations. An innovative neuroprosthesis has been developed to tackle the unsolved issue of lost neural connection from the vagus nerve in transplanted hearts. We are trying to do something nobody has ever tried to do. We call it a moon-shot – Guido …

by Heather Smith

The opportunities created by enhanced computing power, availability of data, and progress in algorithms, have made Artificial Intelligence (AI) the main technological revolution of our times. Artificial Intelligence represents an area of strategic importance and a key driver of economic development. With the help of Elements of AI, the groundbreaking online course made by Reaktor …

by Heather Smith
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