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Scientists await details of reform of the controversial Human Brain Project

One year on, the new board overseeing the €1B project is yet to present revised strategic goals

Human gene editing work should continue say major UK research funders

Research bodies say they will continue to fund the controversial technique but call for a debate to discuss potential applications

Google life sciences teams up with Sanofi to improve diabetes care

Internet giant’s latest foray into medical research will see it develop more accurate ways to track blood sugar levels

Patents can make or break drug discovery in Poland

There are several barriers holding back science-industry collaboration, but the most urgent one is the reluctance to protect intellectual property in advance of publishing research results, according to two of Poland’s leading patent attorneys

Patients should have more control over their health

Smartphones can help you understand and look after your health says Bruce Hellman, chief executive of health app start-up uMotif

Our research saves lives – if you let us

A new EU data protection law risks killing some types of medical research, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet say. Their prescription: A law that regulates Big Data, but allows for research

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Scientists await details of reform of the controversial Human Brain Project
One year on, the new board overseeing the €1B project is yet to present revised strategic goals
Human gene editing work should continue say major UK research funders
Research bodies say they will continue to fund the controversial technique but call for a debate to discuss potential applications
Google life sciences teams up with Sanofi to improve diabetes care
Internet giant’s latest foray into medical research will see it develop more accurate ways to track blood sugar levels
Karolinska Development releases interim report
Karolinska Development AB has published its interim report January – June 2015.
Dialysis device developed by Imperial team a step closer to patients
A project to develop technology that could improve outcomes for people with kidney disease received a boost, following a £1 million...
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Karolinska Development releases interim report

Karolinska Development AB has published its interim report January – June 2015.

Dialysis device developed by Imperial team a step closer to patients

A project to develop technology that could improve outcomes for people with kidney disease received a boost, following a £1 million grant.

Cambridge researchers and pharma in innovative new consortium to develop and study early stage drugs

An innovative new Consortium will act as a ‘match-making’ service between pharmaceutical companies and researchers in Cambridge with the aim of developing and studying precision medicines for some of the most globally devastating diseases.

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's €80 billion Horizon 2020 programme
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference
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