This issue of Horizon looks at EU research which is holding out the promise of radical new treatments for cancer.
Around 1.8 million Europeans died of cancer last year, making it the second-biggest killer after cardiovascular disease. In November, Horizon looks at powerful new techniques that could improve cancer survival rates.
We look at technology that allows doctors to stay ahead of mutations in tumour cells by adapting treatments in real time, and we examine techniques that can turn a patient’s immune system against cancer.
For our Views section, Professor Martine Piccart, a former president of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, explains what is required to individualise cancer therapy, so that it matches the specific needs of each patient.
Removing carbon dioxide from natural gas to reduce emissions, creating biosensors to detect molecules and enhancing night vision goggles – the potential applications of graphene seem endless.
To buy or not to buy? That is the clothes shoppers’ eternal question - and it’s one that’s even trickier when shopping online. Now, help is at hand in the form of 3D avatars that are tailored to your own body shape and allow you to virtually try on clothes before deciding whether or not to buy.
Parents can fit clothes to 3D avatars of their kids.
She has won the 2015 Körber European Science Prize for her work in creating new materials that respond to both electric and magnetic fields.