• 5th ARTreat newsletter now available

    ARTreat is an EU-funded eHealth FP7 collaborative R&D project aiming at developing a multi-level, patient-specific computational model of the cardiovascular system for atherogenesis progression and propagation. Periodically ARTreat issues a newsletter to give information about the latest development in the project. You can now read the 5th issue.
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  • The Virtual Liver Network keynote debate during SBMC conference

    On Tuesday, 10th July in Leipzig, the VPH Institute President, Denis Noble, and Sydney Brenner proposed and opposed respectively the motion that “There is no privileged level of causation: an organism is not defined by its genome”.
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  • Virtual Physiological Human on TEDxSheffield

    Wearing his double hat of both Executive Director of the VPH Institute and Director of the new Insigneo Research Institute, Prof Viceconti gave a 9 minutes talk on "The Virtual Physiological Human or Why computer simulation is our best hope to understand life".
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  • Policy Affair Work Group established

    At the last Board of Directors meeting (Paris May 24th, 2012), it was formalized the establishment of the so called “Policy Affair Work Group” which will coordinate the future policy activities of the Institute. The Work Group has now been formed and it will kick off with a first teleconference on Friday the 13th of June.
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  • FP7 2013 Work programme promotes funding for imaging technologies

    On 9 July 2012, the European Commission’s DG Research and Innovation published their 2013 Work Programme in the field of Health: in the document there is a specific reference to “biomedical engineering”!
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  • European Commission to set up independent health expert panel

    On 5 July 2012, the European Commission adopted a Decision to set up a “multisectoral and independent expert panel to provide advice on effective ways of investing in health”.
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