An overview of the latest COST news releases.

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06 October 2016 | General
COST Action member awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

Prof Bernard L. Feringa, participant in the COST network Emergence and Evolution in Complex Chemical Systems, has received together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Sir J. Fraser Stoddart the Nobel Prize for developing the world’s smallest machines.

22 September 2016 | General
GenderSTE, a platform supporting future UN standards in sustainable urban development

The COST-funded policy network genderSTE has been developing case studies that connect policy and practice and show the importance of gender balance in fields like science, transport and environment, all linked to the United Nations sustainable urban development goals.

22 September 2016 | General
Strengthened intergovernmental support for COST in Bratislava

High-level representatives of the COST Member States and Cooperating State, as well as from the European Commission reconfirmed their commitment to the programme at the COST Ministerial Conference in Bratislava on 22 September. The conference was held under the auspices of the Slovak EU Presidency.

21 September 2016 | General
Two-time Pulitzer-winning journalist Sheri Fink to keynote at Disaster Bioethics Action conference

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Physician and New York Times correspondent Sheri Fink will be presenting her views on the ethical dilemmas that disasters raise at the final conference of Disaster Bioethics Action at Dublin City University on 3-4 October.

19 September 2016 | General
Research network fighting tinnitus in race for Frontiers Award

COST Action TINNET is competing for the Frontiers Spotlight Conference award for outstanding research collaboration with its research on tinnitus.

07 September 2016 | General
A changing Sun, a changing climate?

The Sun’s impact on our planet’s climate has recently been a hotly debated topic in the context of climate change. The controversy around this issue has led scientists across Europe to dig deeper into the claim that solar activity could be a major cause of global warming.

29 August 2016 | General
The robots are coming – and they are here to help

As Europe’s population ages, the number of people requiring rehabilitation following neurological diseases such as stroke is expected to rise. Specialist care from physiotherapists and occupational therapists offers a chance of regaining independence by recovering lost movement.

23 August 2016 | General
Understanding the fate of food

What exactly happens as we digest food and what are the implications for our health? Answering these questions will help design healthier foods that could curb the rising rates of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

16 August 2016 | General
‘Toxic gases’ as targets for new medicines

Gases once thought of only as environmental pollutants are now known to be produced by the body. A European research network has identified direct links between these gases and heart failure and cancer, and is now focusing on new drugs to treat such diseases.

08 August 2016 | General
Measuring brain blood flow helps diagnose dementia

A network of over 200 scientists, clinicians and industry partners developed a cost-effective diagnostic tool for measuring the tell-tale signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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