New EU research projects approved:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Funds totalling some E500 million ($500 million) are being allocated to 307 new research projects under the European Commission's quality of life and management of living resources programme. This is part of the European Union's fifth framework programme, and will cover subjects including genome research and cell factories. In the area of infectious disease, projects will aim to identify new anti-infective interventions and diagnostics and to develop the research base for epidemiological monitoring and rational public health practices. The cell factory programme, meanwhile, covers 26 health projects including neural regeneration, genes susceptible to melanoma and new biomarkers for skin damage.