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New Exhibition Reveals The Secrets of Powderham Castle

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Family secrets uncovered by the new Earl of Devon, Charlie Courtenay – including an ancestor so close to Henry V that the King had him buried in his Royal tomb in Westminster Abbey – are revealed … Read the full press release

TedxExeter’s Sixth Annual Ideas Festival Sponsored by University of Exeter

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspiring ideas, which aim to turn hope into action, will be at the centre of a publicly-accessible event this month at TEDxExeter, sponsored by the University of Exeter. TEDx is the independently-organised local arm of TED, … Read the full press release

Online Computer Games Helped Scientists To Understand Animal Camouflage

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and colour vision. Researchers from the University of Exeter wanted to know why many animals are dichromats (having two types of … Read the full press release

Leading Expert on Educational Equality Begins New Role at the University of Exeter

EXETER, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading expert on social mobility and educational inequality has been appointed to work to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to study at the University of Exeter. Lee Elliot Major’s work as an … Read the full press release

Ninety New Gates Cambridge Scholars Announced

CAMBRIDGE, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Minaam Abbas has not yet started his PhD, but he is already co-founder of two businesses with the potential to transform how cancer is treated and how small enterprises are supported. Minaam, who will start his … Read the full press release

Pioneering Digital Learning Initiative Brings GP Surgery to the Classroom

ABERDEEN, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A pioneering digital learning initiative that aims to encourage new medical students to consider a career in general practice has brought the GP surgery into the classroom. A shortage of GPs is predicted in Scotland within … Read the full press release

University of Warwick to Honor Notable persons in science and technology

COVENTRY, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A space plane designer, someone who manipulated individual atoms to form what became an iconic image, and a leading policy maker on global climate change are among those to receive honorary degrees from the University of … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Partners With Also Festival To Bring Festival for the Mind in Warwickshire

COVENTRY, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Warwick has partnered with Also Festival to help bring to life the biggest and boldest ideas from art, science, psychology and philosophy with immersive talks and experiences lake-side, in a leafy Warwickshire setting. … Read the full press release

New Study Shows Links Between Zinc Levels and Cardiac Health

MUNICH, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In addition to essential metabolic functions, the level of zinc in the body also affects the heart muscle. When oxidative stress occurs, it may be due to a shortage of zinc, which can be determined by … Read the full press release

Magnesium Holds Key To Preventing Bone Fractures in Middle-aged and Elderly People

Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bone … Read the full press release

Bristol Student Embarks On Mission to Paint 270 Species of Bee in the UK

A University of Bristol student has embarked on a mission to paint and draw some of the 270 species of bee in the UK, thanks to an award from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freya Cohen, … Read the full press release

New Study Shows Immune System Can Spot Changes in Identity of Cancer Antigens

BIRMINGHAM, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells. The study, carried out by researchers from the University of Birmingham … Read the full press release

Elephants Demonstrate Awareness of their own Bodies

Asian elephants are able to recognise their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of their intelligence and self-awareness, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Self-awareness in both … Read the full press release

Drones Help Scientists Study Guatemalan Volcanoes

CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. During a ten-day research trip, … Read the full press release

Lab-Grown Miniature Womb Lining Provides New Insights into Early Pregnancy and Menstrual Cycle

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions … Read the full press release

Climate Policies Needed to Mitigate Risks in Financial System

Climate change brings new risks for financial investments, in particular for pension funds. An international research team coordinated by the University of Zurich has developed a “climate stress-test” for financial institutions. Results suggest that while better disclosure of climate-relevant financial … Read the full press release

New Research shows Honest Behavior Can be Influenced by Brain Stimulation

Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior. ZURICH, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Honesty plays a key role in social … Read the full press release

St. Andrews receives Special Award for Efforts to Encourage Cycling

Efforts to encourage cycling at the University of St Andrews – including a bike loan scheme, maintenance sessions and social events – have been recognised with a special award. Fife, Scotland, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Proctor Professor Lorna Milne, accepted the … Read the full press release

Nottingham Workshop Looks At Ways Music Can Help Dementia Patients

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham recently held a workshop which looked at ways in which music can be used to help people with dementia. The seminar looked at how the therapeutic qualities of sound and music … Read the full press release

Nottingham Doctoral Student’s Thesis on Electric Aircraft Wins Best Clean Sky Award

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Fei Gao, who just completed his doctorate at The University of Nottingham, has won the Best Clean Sky PhD Award for his thesis in applied sciences and engineering for aeronautics. Dr Gao’s thesis is … Read the full press release

Relieve the Stress from Asthma Management with New MyAsthma App

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new and unique smartphone app to help people with asthma manage their condition has been developed by lung experts at the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The MyAsthma app has been launched … Read the full press release

New High School Focusing on Digital Literacy to Come to Manchester

MANCHESTER, 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new high school focussed on digital literacy in Manchester has been approved by the government and is set to tackle the growing skills gap in the region.  The new school, which caters for 11-16 year … Read the full press release

Affordable Textbooks for College Students Now Possible with Pearson and Chegg Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A., 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (April 10, 2017), Pearson announced a new partnership with Chegg (NYSE: CHGG) to provide students with affordable rental options for both print and e-book versions of popular Pearson higher education titles. Beginning this … Read the full press release

Working With a Robotic Arm is now safer with “skin” made from sensors

Delft, Netherlands, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Partners from the Factory in a Day project have developed a prototype of a robotic arm that is completely covered with sensors. The idea is that this will make it virtually impossible for the arm … Read the full press release

UK Government invests in BBSRC to deliver an even more productive bioeconomy

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) announced a substantial £319M investment provided by the government to ensure the UK’s bioscience research base remains internationally competitive and at the forefront of meeting global challenges in feeding a growing population, … Read the full press release

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank to finance investment projects in the Basque Country

New transaction with the Basque Country (“Euskadi”) pbb provides €100 million financing for major public investments MUNICH, 10-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, the specialist public investment and real estate lender, has provided a €100 million long term loan … Read the full press release

European Medicines Agency develops framework and action plan for closer interaction with academic community

LONDON, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As a science-driven organisation, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has developed a framework to formalise, structure and further develop interactions with the academic community in the context of the European medicines regulatory network. The framework … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen students exhibit projects at the Posters In Parliament event

Two University of Aberdeen students have presented their research at the British Parliament in London. ABERDEEN, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourth year students (Medicine) exhibited their final year projects at the Posters In Parliament event run in conjunction with the British … Read the full press release

Ground-breaking research could have significant implications for quantum physics

NORWICH, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have discovered a new mechanism involved in the creation of paired light particles, which could have significant impact on the study of quantum physics. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have shown that … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia opens applications for East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) Mash-up competition

NORWICH, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — If you’re a keen amateur film-maker, you’ve the chance to demonstrate your skills and win £250 in this year’s East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) Mash-up competition. The archive is owned and run by the University of … Read the full press release