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Extreme weather is bad for your heart

A study conducted as part of the EXHAUSTION project has found an adverse connection between extreme temperatures and heart health, drawing attention to yet another consequence of climate change. The research has linked cold ...

Medical research

What happens when breast cancer spreads to the lungs?

When cancer cells break away from the original tumor in metastatic—stage IV—breast cancer, they usually spread to the bones, liver or lungs. A new study, associated with the MetEpiStem project, describes what happens ...


Quantifying human consciousness with the help of AI

New research supported by the EU-funded HBP SGA3 and DoCMA projects is giving scientists new insight into human consciousness. Led by Korea University and projects' partner University of Liège (Belgium), the research team ...


Shedding more light on how the body controls our immune systems

The membrane attack complex (MAC) is a set of proteins typically formed on the surface of pathogen cell membranes. They punch tiny holes in an invading bacteria's membrane. The bacteria ultimately dies if enough holes are ...


Who are smarter, rocket scientists or brain surgeons?

We use 'it's not rocket science' and 'it's not brain surgery' almost interchangeably to say that we don't think something is very difficult to do or to understand. Which phrase is more deserving? And more importantly, should ...


Enabling optimised brain simulation for all

The better we understand the human brain in all its complexity, the more we can use that knowledge to achieve advances in neuroscience, brain medicine and other technological fields. To advance European brain science, the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Paving the way for an Ebola-free West Africa

The 2014–2016 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa was the worst outbreak of the disease since its discovery in the 1970s. Centered in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the epidemic claimed over 11 300 lives—more than ...

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