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passive immunotherapy

Developing passive immunotherapy methods for COVID-19

New Horizon 2020 project aims to develop passive immunotherapy methods against COVID-19 using antibodies from recovered patients. The new Horizon 2020 project, Antibody Therapy Against...
investment in healthcare

European Commission announces €9.5bn investment in healthcare

On Thursday, the European Commission revealed its plans to increase its yearly investment in healthcare from €413m to €9.5bn. The surge in funding is part...
COVID-19 contact tracing

Developing a method of COVID-19 contact tracing using physical tokens

EIT Digital invites researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry players and policymakers to join efforts to develop a system for anonymous COVID-19 contact tracing using physical...
carbon emissions

Global carbon emissions continue to drop due to COVID-19 lockdowns

Depending on the duration of global lockdowns, researchers have suggested that daily carbon emissions will decrease by 17%. A new study, published in Nature Climate...
test for COVID-19

New technology can simultaneously run thousands of tests for COVID-19

Scientists have successfully scaled up CRISPR-based molecular diagnostics. Their innovative new technology uses microfluidics chips that can simultaneously run thousands of tests for COVID-19. One...
supercomputer

Supercomputer identifies hepatitis drug for COVID-19 treatment

Using the MOGON II supercomputer, researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have identified potential drugs to be used to treat COVID-19. Whilst searching for a...
apps that track COVID-19

The European struggle to develop apps that track COVID-19

Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital, discusses Europe’s race to develop apps that tracks COVID-19 and the challenges faced by non-collaborating governmental bodies. These days,...
Ventilators for COVID-19 patients

New ventilators for COVID-19 patients built from widely available parts

A new collaboration based in Italy has created a safe and reliable ventilator for COVID-19 patients, built from widely available parts. As many nations struggle...
The surprising effects of the pandemic on atmospheric scientists

Observing the atmosphere during the pandemic

The effects of the pandemic on the atmosphere may be non-intuitive, but how do atmospheric scientists organise their work under various restrictions? The pandemic influences...
International collaboration

The importance of international collaboration in times of global crisis

Many scientists have received funding to solve issues associated with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, a large portion of the funding has been provided by...
Pandemic lifecycle

Searching for a data-driven digital solution to pandemic management

On 1-3 May 2020, EIT Digital will be leading ‘hackers’ to develop data-driven digital solutions for epidemic and pandemic lifecycle management. The DATA against COVID-19...
COVID-19 task force

Learn about CERN’s newly launched COVID-19 task force

The European nuclear research organisation, CERN, has established a COVID-19 task force to help reduce the impact of the pandemic – could this task...
transfer of COVID-19

Using biomedical engineering to track the transfer of COVID-19

University of Utah’s biomedical engineering assistant professor Jessica Kramer is now researching how mucus aid the transfer of COVID-19 from person to person. Researchers don't...
COVID-19 air pollution

How has COVID-19 isolation effected air pollution?

A recent study reveals that, on average, air pollution has decreased by 64% in Spanish cities, following measures implemented to reduce the spread of...
COVID-19

Sequencing the genome of COVID-19

Comprised of the NHS, Public Health Agencies and academic institutions, The COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium will deliver large scale sequencing to find the cause...
COVID-19

How bioengineering could help the fight against COVID-19

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, all science sectors are rushing to help reduce its impact, but how is the bioengineering sector looking...

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