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Study: brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce

A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce. CAMBRIDGE, 24-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “Weight … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: singularities could exist in highly curved three-dimensional space

Researchers have shown how singularities – which are normally only found at the centre of black holes and hidden from view – could exist in highly curved three-dimensional space. CAMBRIDGE, 24-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, have … Read the full press release

EU-UK relationship report: striking degree of consensus that full Single Market access should be retained

Researchers engaged with people across the East of England and found anxiety and resentment, as well as a broad consensus that the UK should remain in the single market.  CAMBRIDGE, 24-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new report on public attitudes to the … Read the full press release

Loughborough’s Textiles course students to display their work at Fashanne 2017

Final-year students on Loughborough’s Textiles course are preparing to join universities from across the Midlands to display their work at Fashanne 2017. Leicestershire, UK, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Founded by BBC presenter Anne Davies, Fashanne is a fashion award ceremony for … Read the full press release

Loughborough University: Workshop to debate the ways in which readers, publishers, archivists, and curators engage with the computer screen

Leicestershire, UK, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Wednesday 31 May, Loughborough’s School of Arts, English and Drama will host an event examining the significance of the screen in relation to arts and literature. Organised by the DH@Lboro research group, the … Read the full press release

Two Loughborough University students made the The Tab’s Future 100 list

Leicestershire, UK, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two Loughborough University students have made the Future 100 list compiled by international youth news network, The Tab. The list, described as ‘the top 100 women to watch in 2017’, highlights women at UK universities … Read the full press release

EMBO Director Maria Leptin elected as Leopoldina member

HEIDELBERG, 19-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, today welcomes EMBO Director Maria Leptin as one of its members. Election to the Leopoldina membership is the highest academic honour awarded by an institution in Germany and … Read the full press release

New study: operating ethically in a corrupt environment can be an opportunity for businesses to build a unique reputation

DEVON, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ethical business practice can flourish even in countries with widespread corporate corruption problems, research shows. Investors and the public are more willing to support and pay for ethical goods and business trading in places where it … Read the full press release

New study: for most employees the ideal leader actually looks exactly like them

DEVON, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forget sharp suits and shoulder pads – for most employees the ideal leader actually looks exactly like them, not the designer-clad employer often portrayed in TV or films, according to a new study. Academics from the … Read the full press release

University of Exeter, Peruvian officials to develop new protection law for River dolphins and Amazonian manatees in Peru

DEVON, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — River dolphins and Amazonian manatees in Peru will benefit from new protection thanks to a plan developed with help from the University of Exeter. Researchers from the University’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall worked with Peruvian officials … Read the full press release

University of Kent: new fossil finds indicate second species of human was alive at same time as early humans

KENT, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Tracy Kivell and Dr Matt Skinner from the School of Anthropology and Conservation have been involved in major research into new fossil finds in South Africa that indicate a second species of human was alive … Read the full press release

Iconic pop art prints on display at the University of Kent during May and June

KENT, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Iconic pop art prints from the 1960s and 1970s – including those from Peter Blake and Eduardo Paolozzi – will be on display at the University of Kent during May and June. Other artists featured … Read the full press release

University of Kent: ground-breaking research can lead to new generation of higher-powered batteries

KENT, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new generation of higher-powered batteries for phones and cameras could result from ground-breaking research led by University scientists. Researchers from the University’s School of Physical Sciences (SPS), working with scientists from other European institutions, formulated … Read the full press release

Comment trouver un bon professeur sur le Web?

PARIS, 15-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Si auparavant, il fallait opter pour un service à domicile, ce n’est désormais plus le cas grâce à l’émergence du Web et de plateformes en ligne comme preply.com/fr/. Avec Internet, vous êtes en mesure de … Read the full press release

Cambridge alumni startup became UK’s latest $1billion tech startup

Improbable, founded by Cambridge alumni Herman Narula (Girton 2007) and Rob Whitehead (Robinson 2009), became the UK’s latest $1billion tech startup this week. CAMBRIDGE, 15-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The company, which helps companies build complex simulations and virtual worlds, has been … Read the full press release

Ancient sculptures on display at Freie Universität Berlin, May 12 through July 2, 2017

Exhibition Opening of Ancient Cast Collection at Freie Universität Berlin on May 11, 2017 BERLIN, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An exhibition of sculptures in an architectural context will open on May 11, 2017, in the Cast Collection of Ancient Sculptures. Using … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen to study the association between consumption of crab meat and health

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute are to study the association between consumption of crab meat and health. ABERDEEN, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Crab meat, in particular the brown meat from crab, such as that present in dressed … Read the full press release

Gender equality: University of Aberdeen retains its Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The University of Aberdeen has retained its Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its commitment to gender equality. ABERDEEN, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Athena SWAN charter aims to address the lower proportion of women than men found in academic, professional, and … Read the full press release

Newcastle University won Business/Industry Collaboration of the Year at the Educate North awards

NEWCASTLE, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Newcastle University has won Business/Industry Collaboration of the Year at the Educate North awards for its innovative partnership with Northumbrian Water. Best practice and excellence The Educate North Awards celebrate best practice and excellence in the … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia study: Indonesia must attract private investment in climate mitigation projects

NORWICH, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Historical, political and social relationships are holding back Indonesia’s ability to attract private investment in climate mitigation projects, according to an academic at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Indonesia is one of the largest greenhouse … Read the full press release

Free public meeting at University of East Anglia on immigration, austerity, inequalities and political attitudes

NORWICH, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of East Anglia (UEA) is holding a free public meeting on Thursday 11 May to discuss the question “Is the Boat Full?”, looking at the relationship between immigration, austerity, inequalities and political attitudes. “The … Read the full press release

Cisco VP Jose Van Dijk keynote speaker at the Entrepreneurial Day of the University of Twente on 13 June 2017

ENSCHEDE, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Jose Van Dijk, Vice President, Planning, Operations and Program Management Cloud Services, Platforms and Office of the CTO at Cisco, will make a special appearance at the University on 13 June 2017. Van Dijk will take … Read the full press release

UCL-led study: Scientists closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes

Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations (‘loci’) on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a UCL-led study in collaboration with Imperial College London.  … Read the full press release

University of Southampton researchers at the international Pint of Science (PoS) festival, 15-17 May

SOUTHAMPTON, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Southampton will take part in the three-day international Pint of Science (PoS) festival from 15-17 May, delivering unique talks, demonstrations and live experiments across the pubs of Southampton. Tickets for Pint … Read the full press release

University of Southampton researchers developed interactive website that helps reduce dizziness

SOUTHAMPTON, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An interactive website developed by health psychology and primary care researchers at the University of Southampton has been shown to reduce dizziness amongst adults aged 50 and above. Results of a study into the effectiveness … Read the full press release

LMU Munich and FSU Jena scientists managed to create mechanically stable pentacene nanosheets

No more error-prone evaporation deposition, drop casting or printing: Scientists at LMU Munich and FSU Jena have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets, which can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on other substrates. München, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today’s … Read the full press release

LMU research: Two previously unknown mechanisms that help to retard the formation of atherosclerotic plaques

LMU researchers led by Christian Weber show that the chemokine receptor CXCR4 protects the integrity of arterial walls, and define a new mechanism that restricts the deleterious accumulation of cholesterol in atherosclerotic plaques. München, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Atherosclerosis is characterized … Read the full press release

Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences

LIVERPOOL, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Head of the University’s Department of Public Health and Policy, Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead, has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Professor Whitehead, alongside 45 other world leading UK researchers, … Read the full press release

Scientists to look at new ways of dealing with digestive issues in people living with cystic fibrosis

LIVERPOOL, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from around the world are being led by the University to look at new ways of dealing with digestive issues in people living with cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki meta-analysis on zinc acetate and zinc gluconate lozenges efficacies shortening the duration of common colds

HELSINKI, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — There is no significant difference between zinc acetate lozenges and zinc gluconate lozenges regarding their efficacy in shortening the duration of common colds according to a meta-analysis published in Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine … Read the full press release