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Pan European Networks: Science & Technology

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HEALTH (continued)

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MANAGING MALARIA

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The European Commission is continuing to support efforts to tackle malaria – a persistent global health threat – as PEN details

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The Wadsworth Centre, New York State Department of Health, studies the little-known malaria vector species

Anopheles darlingi

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SPECIAL FEATURE: PUBLIC HEALTH

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EVALUATING E-HEALTH

Clayton Hamilton, e-health and innovation unit leader at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe, outlines the

potential of e-health and discusses some of the points raised in the report ‘From Innovation to Implementation: eHealth in the

WHO European Region’, which was released in March 2016

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The D4Health project aims to combine top biomedical knowledge and advanced analytics to improve healthcare operations

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OuluHealth Ecosystem partners engage citizens, healthcare professionals and students through a user-centric innovation platform

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UPSCALING INTEGRATED CARE

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The European Federation of Nurses Associations outlines the role of nurses in the upscaling of integrated care models

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The Norwegian University of Science and Technology discusses biomarker signatures that predict long-term breast cancer survival

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THE DIFFERENT FACES OF AGEING

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Poznan´ University of Physical Education discusses its healthy and active ageing research projects

ADHERENCE AND APPEARANCE

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Elsa López Pintor and Blanca Lumbreras Lacarra discuss a project exploring the issue of medication adherence

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The Research Unit for General Practice asks questions about research on spirituality and health in a secular country

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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

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A BETTER PICTURE

Tobias Erlöv spoke to PEN about a new ultrasound method to distinguish between harmful and harmless plaque in the blood vessels

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The Institut für Prophylaxe und Epidemiologie der Kreislaufkrank investigates how immune cells can repair the heart

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BETA-BLOCKER BENEFITS

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Dr Lies Lahousse, from Ghent University Hospital, discusses research into the use of beta-blockers to reduce the risk of COPD exacerbation

THE HUMAN BRAIN

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THE SOCIAL BRAIN

The RSA’s Social Brain Centre applies a modern understanding of human nature to policy and practice across a range of different

subject areas. Here, senior researcher Nathalie Spencer explores how this social brain perspective can enhance education,

aid financial management and encourage healthy lifestyles

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The Neurobiology of Social Behaviour Group explores social motives

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Dieter Grossegger, PhD, explains how the P300 component in ERP tests could indicate cognitive impairment

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NEUROPEAN UNION

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PEN covers some of the cutting-edge neuroscience that is being undertaken in Switzerland and the rest of Europe

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EPFL’s Dr Bernard Schneider on the implantable device that delivers antibodies to target the amyloid pathology in Alzheimer’s disease

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CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

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In an article co-ordinated by Professor Walter Paulus, the European Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical

Neurophysiology outlines the field of neurophysiology, discusses various methods used within the discipline, and identifies

several areas with potential as topics for further European research

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The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience writes about neurocomputation and how it can be linked to disease

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The Priority Program 1665 combines various disciplines to decipher the mechanisms of brain encoding

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Researchers at the Brain-Body Institute investigate how commensal bacteria affect enteric nervous system and brain function

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ENERGY

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KICKSTARTING OCEAN ENERGY

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At ICOE2016, PEN listened to European Commissioner Karmenu Vella outline the benefits of and challenges for ocean energy

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The Swedish Surplus Energy Collaboration uses surplus heat to create a healthier environment for fish, food and people

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Sustainable Decisions Limited discusses its role in the delivery of novel low carbon infrastructure

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REALISING CCUS

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Alongside access to food and water, providing sustainable energy for the future is a major societal challenge. With this in mind,

Professor Arne Graue, of the University of Bergen, discusses the joint efforts by academia and industry to realise carbon

capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) for more sustainable oil and gas production

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