CORDIS

CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service, is an interactive information portal to support European research and innovation cooperation.

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Cardiology

Widely used blood pressure drugs might put heart at risk

Drugs based on a molecule called dihydropyridine are commonly prescribed by doctors to treat high blood pressure and angina, a chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. However, there's a chance that these same ...

Medical research

Innovative drugs to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become a global health threat, increasingly impacting the effective prevention and treatment of various infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. According to a report ...

Medical research

Unexpected hope for DNA damage-related diseases

DNA damage in cells can lead to genetic diseases and a variety of cancers. To repair any damage, a process in our bodies flags repair proteins and recruits them to the damaged site. This process is called ADP-ribosylation ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mobile app gives cancer patients better quality of life

Although comprising only one eighth of the global population, Europe has a quarter of the total number of cancer cases worldwide. Each year, there are around 3.7 million new cancer cases on the continent, and this figure ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to prevent the spread of germs in hospitals

Infections that are caused by microorganisms like bacteria, viruses and some parasites, particularly drug-resistant ones known as superbugs, are a major threat to health worldwide. Their existence in hospitals leads to increasing ...

Medical research

New study offers hope for people suffering from chronic pain

Persistent pain, particularly neuropathic pain (NP), is a major health problem triggered by damage to or malfunction of the nervous system or by chronic diseases such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis. NP is seen as a sizable ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to tackle gender violence among teens

It's estimated that one in three women worldwide has experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime, mostly by an intimate partner. According to a survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental ...

Neuroscience

Brain-controlled prosthetic hand to become reality

Imagine a patient controlling the movement of his or her prosthetic limb simply by thinking of commands. It may sound like science fiction but will soon become reality thanks to the EU-funded DeTOP project. A consortium of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dengue infection: A shield against Zika-related birth defects

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America less than 5 years ago had severe consequences for expectant mothers. Many who were infected with the Zika virus gave birth to children with microcephaly and other birth defects, collectively ...

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