|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: CORDIS|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Series Title||Research*EU Magazines|
|Series Details||Number 7|
|Publication Date||November 2011|
|Content Type||Magazine | Newsletter|
Infectious diseases: international leadership tackling major health concerns
The EU-funded ‘Recombinant pharmaceuticals from plants for human health’ (Pharma-Planta) project is developing pharmaceutical proteins made in plants to produce affordable medicine on a massive scale. They created an antibody that neutralises HIV and human clinical trials are already under way. We speak to Professor Rainer Fischer and Professor Julian Ma, two Pharma-Planta researchers who discuss the science behind the project and its possible worldwide implications.
Indeed, the extraordinary research conducted in the EU against such infections is the reason why we dedicated this issue of Research*EU magazine to ‘Infectious diseases: international leadership tackling major health concerns’. But first we start off the issue with an article in the biology and medicine section on a new approach to tackling malaria through protein synthesis.
The energy and transport section leads with an article on how new technology could turn olive oil production waste into efficient biofuel.
Next in the environment and society section we take a closer look at how the world views Europe and its role on the world stage.
In our IT and telecommunications section, EU researchers are developing mobile technology to support HIV treatment in India.
The industrial technology section leads with a story on a project that aims to develop enhanced tools to better diagnose tumours.
The issue then ends with a list of events and upcoming conferences in the field of research and technology.
Climate Change and Environment
|Subject Categories||Culture, Education and Research|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|