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Research and Innovation:

‘How do you solve a problem like dyscalculia?


Splitting a restaurant bill, budgeting for a weekly shopping trip, or telling the time: all simple, everyday tasks, except for sufferers of dyscalculia.


Researchers are trying to find out more about how our brains process numbers and what is going on when they have problems doing so, in a bid to find solutions and increase the knowledge of the condition.


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 'Smartwatch' sensors to help diagnose depression.


Researchers are trialling smartwatch-style wearable technology that could diagnose mental health conditions as accurately and objectively as tests for physical diseases, and they hope that real-time monitoring of the data could help prevent suicide.

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Scientists in the UK and US are conducting clinical trials with depressed patients, using ultra-sensitive wrist and ankle sensors, detecting tiny fluctuations in emotional arousal. Read the full story here 


EURES: The European Job Mobility Portal


EURES is a cooperation network designed to facilitate the free movement of workers within the EU 28 countries plus Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

The network is composed of: the European Coordination Office (ECO), the National Coordination Offices (NCOs), EURES Partners and the Associated EURES Partners. Partners in the network may include Public Employment Services (PES), Private employment services (PRES), trade unions, employers' organisations and other relevant actors in the labour market.


Find out more about what EURES can do for you 


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