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Solving the mystery of horse domestication
Using new technologies in ancient DNA research, the EU-funded PEGASUS project is shedding new light on how humans managed to domesticate horses.
Creating more productive soils with fewer fertilisers
With a better understanding of how soil’s rhizosphere layer is formed, and how it helps nutrients flow into crop roots, researchers hope to be able to create a healthier soil.
Stress and trauma’s impact on health
New research connects experiencing significant stress or a traumatic event to a higher risk of developing a number of diseases.
Taking a closer look at those mysterious celestial bodies called exoplanets
Using the game-changing CRIRES+ spectrograph, one astronomer set out to better understand rocky exoplanets – and made a monumental discovery in the process.
Designing drones is for the birds
EU-funded researchers hope to apply new insights into bird behaviour to the design of autonomous aircraft systems.
EU-funded research helps ensure a prosperous future for the Black Sea region
A new CORDIS leaflet shows how coordinated, cross-border research and innovation is charting the course towards a healthy, resilient, and productive Black Sea.
Towards a more carbon- and nutrient-efficient agriculture sector
By addressing the agriculture sector’s nutrient imbalances, researchers are helping to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and reduce soil degradation.
OBSERVER: European State of the Climate Report: Providing Detailed Data on Europe’s Changing Climate
The latest data show that 2022 was yet another year of extremes for much of Europe.
A passport to take energy efficiency building skills across borders
Researchers work to make it easier for a building professional to have their energy efficiency skills, certifications and accreditation accepted across all EU Member States.
Using rsfMRI to Head Into the Next Frontier of Radiology
When it comes to better understanding the inner workings of the brain, functional MRI (fMRI) has been nothing short of a gamechanger.
Treating the long-term effects of acute radiation syndrome
A prototype material shows promise for being able to remove the radioisotopes, toxins and radical species found in the body after exposure to radiation.
Hacking towards a more secure Europe
With over 900 candidates submitting 90 projects from across 10 locations, the 5th edition of the CASSINI Hackathon was a resounding success.
De-risking the drug development value chain
New solutions aim to improve the preclinical prediction of any potential adverse effects a pharmaceutical could have on the nervous system.
Advancing imaging’s role in understanding Alzheimer’s disease
New research evaluated the effectiveness of using a minimally invasive diagnostic imaging procedure to diagnose – and potentially treat – Alzheimer’s disease.
Changing gender inequalities in academia and research through collaboration
Through co-created knowledge, gender experts and the building of communities of practice, researchers enabled the change they wanted to see within academia and research.