11 Apr 2017
New research on the gender gap in how long people live – starting with nuns and monks
9 Mar 2017
Imagine developing new anticancer therapies or tackling Parkinson’s disease? Or discovering Earth-like worlds in outer space? Can research develop batteries that make our mobile devices last longer? This is the type of cutting-edge research that the EU is promoting through the European Research Council (ERC), set up ten years ago. Some 7,000 top researchers have been supported in Europe to expand the frontiers of our knowledge and draw us nearer to the solutions. Many already led to breakthroughs.
17 Nov 2016
The Centre for Research and Analysis (CRA) , in a partnership with Sofia University and Agrobioinstitute in Sofia, organized an event at the Faculty of Biology of the University, a part of the ERC = Science² pan-European campaign of the European Research Council (ERC) which started in 2015. The event presented an intriguing, in-depth look into one of the six project themes – " The Taste Tests " ...
6 Oct 2016
ERC grantee Jens Blechert investigates underlying neural systems to determine which self-regulatory mechanisms might help people in making healthier food choices. Blechert's ERC starting grant project NewEat uses smart phones and questionnaires to track emotional eating and dieting in peoples' lives.
29 Sep 2016
If everybody in Britain followed the traditional Mediterranean diet, 19,375 cases of cardiovascular death could be prevented each year, a new study suggests.
16 Jun 2016
The traffic jam was enormous. As French winter holidaymakers headed to the Alps in February, 1980, cars strangled the city of Lyon with one of the world’s longest recorded traffic jams - a full 175 kilometres.
Mette Sørensen
11 Feb 2016
ERC-funded research is uncovering unknown health hazards of noise. Mette Sørensen, senior researcher in the Department of Environment and Cancer at the Danish Cancer Society, says scientists have not been thorough in investigating the effect of traffic noise on other types of diseases.
10 Feb 2016
Two new scientists appointed to research funder’s governing body
10 Feb 2016
Grant will fund development of repository and curation of ERC research published in books