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  • Cover image of See-through electronics

    See-through electronics

    Forget USA, Japan; the field of transparent electronics has put Portugal well and truly on the map thanks to Professor Elvira Fortunato and one of the largest grants awarded to a Portuguese scientist. The European Research Council grant contributed...
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    Understanding the role of stem cells in skin cancer

    Cancer treatment and cure remains one of the main challenges of modern medicine, with more than 12 million people around the world diagnosed every year. ERC funded research, which has already shown initial positive results, proposes a new approach to...
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    Who is left holding the baby?

    Researchers are to carry out a comprehensive investigation into how parenting is perceived by professionals, the media, the parents themselves and look into differences across various European countries.The image of the woman in the home, cooking and...
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    Materials biodegrading without a trace

    Preventing excess waste is a challenge and the need to recycle and produce sustainable materials is increasing. ERC-funded project PARADIGM could influence the design of future plastic-like materials that would break down in the environment the way...
  • Cover image of From Europe to China: 13,000km pioneering expedition with driverless vans led by an ERC grantee reached end goal

    From Europe to China: 13,000km pioneering expedition with driverless vans led by an ERC grantee reached end goal

    Prof. Alberto Broggi's "Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge" has arrived at its final destination after a 13,000 km trip across two continents.
  • Cover image of The 1000th ERC project: Where asthma bites the dust

    The 1000th ERC project: Where asthma bites the dust

    Parents may threat at the idea of their children playing in fields and sheds, but research shows that those who grew up in farms, where this is common occurrence, are less likely to suffer from allergies and asthma. Prof. Erika von Mutius leads a...
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    A landmark on the way to the Big Bang

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN, Switzerland) recently reached an important milestone on its way to probing our understanding of the beginning and nature of our universe. Since last year this...
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    Is the Earth a cosmic feather-duster?

    In cooperation with the University of Leeds, UK Scientists at the University of Leeds are looking to discover how dust particles in the solar system interact with the Earth's atmosphere. Currently, estimates of the Earth's intake of space dust vary...