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Researchers on a mission
Researchers on a mission
The EU is on a mission with researchers to protect our planet and society. By helping researchers discover new ways to improve people’s lives, and to protect us from climate change and global health shocks, the EU is building a better future for all of us.

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Dr Maura Farrell, associate professor at the University of Galway in Ireland, runs an EU-funded project to promote women’s role in farming. © Maura Farrell
Female-led rural enterprise will help Europe achieve its environmental goals, according to an EU-funded expert.
Genetic screening of newborns could help spot rare diseases early and speed up treatment. © Valmedia,
Early genetic checks being developed by researchers with EU and industry funding will accelerate treatments for illnesses that affect millions of people in Europe.

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Many working people in Europe are at risk of economic hardship, prompting EU researchers to seek policy answers.
Millions of people in Europe and elsewhere suffer degeneration of joint cartilage in the knee, driving EU research into better treatments.
Better use of grass-covered areas across the EU can protect nature and strengthen agriculture.
EU researchers expect unprecedented insights into galaxies from the study of a mysterious energy force.
Research projects in Europe developed water-surface scanners and better hull designs to tackle shipping accidents.
Artificial intelligence, which can already generate texts and mimic human speech, might also help the world prepare for the worsening effects of climate change.
Marijuana shows promise in treating illnesses ranging from depression and addiction to arthritis and epilepsy.
Drawing inspiration from birds, fish and even worms, researchers in Europe are developing machines to explore places on Earth that are difficult for people to reach.
Sensors, “smart” buoys and high-tech traps can make fisheries in Europe more sustainable and profitable.
EU researchers are examining how bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms could boost the health of both plants and animals.
EU researchers are looking for new ways to tackle bloodstream infections that kill millions of people worldwide every year.
Researchers in Europe are working to counter potential risks from nanomaterials used by a range of industries for technological advances.
Understanding the deep connections among human, animal and environmental health is more important than ever, according to the two heads of a groundbreaking EU research project.
Personal support and user opinions are crucial to ensuring local transport systems become more widely accessible.
Compounds found in seaweed may reduce a serious digestive-tract illness.
The precious metal’s role as far back as antiquity offers a window into the rise and fall of past civilisations.
Europe is seeking to use emissions and residues from winemaking for new products ranging from animal feed to antibiotic alternatives.
Extracting gold, silver and other commodities from discarded goods has industrial, geopolitical and environmental benefits for the EU.
As it moves away from fossil fuels and towards climate-neutrality, the EU is placing strategic importance on the market for batteries and stepping up research in the field.
Humankind’s genetic links to long-extinct relatives are being mapped in a rapidly expanding research field called palaeoproteomics.
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