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University of York: jellyfish fluorescent proteins sheds new light on how DNA replicates

Scientists at the University of York have used florescent proteins from jellyfish to help shed new light on how DNA replicates. YORK, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Using these proteins, originally found in jellyfish to make them glow, the team where … Read the full press release

University of York: new site to help navigate the UK care system

New support tools to help the general public find out about social care options for older people are launched today (22 June). YORK, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new leaflet, short film and website – www.gettinginformed.net – will provide much-needed … Read the full press release

British street artist spray-painted ghost image of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library

Artwork allows visitors to interact one-on-one and reflect on legacy of writer LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A renowned street artist has spray-painted a ‘ghost image’ of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library – which he hopes will … Read the full press release

Leicester and East Anglia Universities to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting

LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Universities of Leicester and East Anglia lead research to identify biodiversity through satellite data Earth Observation technology can map human settlements to predict where monkey populations have declined through hunting ‘High-throughput DNA sequencing’ can tell … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to improve the accuracy of police dogs in identifying human remains

Research looks at specific chemical aspects of tissue decomposition to train victim recovery police dogs Different tissue types release similar organic compounds which can be detected by dogs Only research within the UK to apply novel multidimensional chromatography technique to … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 to 2015

Study shows fall in stillbirth rate across the UK – a step towards the Government target LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Research published today shows that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to explore the significance of music in the criminal justice system

University of Leicester free public event to take place on Friday 23 June LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester will be exploring the significance of music in the criminal justice system during a free public symposium taking place … Read the full press release

FREE family Open Day: University of Leicester will reveal the latest archaeological discoveries at Bradgate Park on Sunday 2 July

FREE public University of Leicester event to explore new findings at popular attraction on Sunday 2 July LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Members of the public are invited to learn about the latest archaeological discoveries being made by the University of … Read the full press release

TechnologyOne’s Student Management SaaS will replace the University of Sussex’s in-house student record system

BRIGHTON, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Sussex has partnered with enterprise software provider TechnologyOne to transform its student and academic services in a multi-million-pound deal. TechnologyOne’s Student Management Software as a Service (SaaS) solution will replace the University’s in-house … Read the full press release

University of Bristol neuroscientists awarded £2 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award

Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol have been awarded a prestigious £2 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for a five-year study to investigate the neuronal circuits that drive our recognition memory. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Recognition memory is essential for … Read the full press release

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and University of Bristol form the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH)

£2.3 million research partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Bristol could help unlock larger and more powerful wind turbines than ever before. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forming the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), the five-year … Read the full press release

International Women in Engineering Day: University of Bristol female engineers to inspire women to pursue STEM subjects

Female engineers from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering are on a mission to inspire women to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects this Friday [23 June] when 90 local secondary school girls, aged 11- to 15-years … Read the full press release

University of Bristol marks 25 years of its Master’s programs in Human Geography

BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 2017 marks a quarter century for one of the UK’s leading Master’s programs in Human Geography at the University of Bristol. To celebrate, the School is launching a newly designed information booklet that features the art … Read the full press release

University of Bristol ranks 22nd out of almost 400 universities in Europe

BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Bristol has been ranked 22nd out of almost 400 universities in Europe, according to a new league table published today [21 June]. The Times Higher Education (THE) looked at previously unpublished data drawn … Read the full press release

University of Bristol students design volcano monitoring satellite

A team of students and staff from the University of Bristol are designing a volcano monitoring satellite as part of the University’s satellite programme. The group of 17 students and academics have been given unique access to the Concurrent Design … Read the full press release

University of Bristol paper receives RSPB Centre for Conservation Science award for scientific paper of high conservation importance

A scientific paper led by a team of biologists from the University of Bristol has won a major award from the RSPB. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ‘Historical nectar assessment reveals the fall and rise of floral resources in Britain’ was … Read the full press release

ASML Holding NV and Chinese consortium ICRD to set up a jointly-owned world-class training center in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shanghai Integrated Circuit Research and Development Center Ltd. (ICRD), a public research consortium dedicated to the advancement of the semiconductor industry in China, and leading chip-making equipment manufacturer ASML Holding NV (ASML) signed a … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham explores intergenerational relationships within families

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fears of inter-generational tension between young and old are unfounded, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Birmingham say that social, economic and demographic factors are generally pushing UK families together, rather than … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham with Gold rating in the 2016/17 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham has been awarded a Gold rating in the 2016/17 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Student satisfaction with the quality of teaching and progression of graduates to highly skilled employment or further study were … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham: Claude Monet and Henri Matisse paintings on display at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Beautiful landscape paintings by two of the most important artists of the last 150 years are being welcomed into the galleries at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts this summer. A stunning early oil painting by … Read the full press release

TU/e students unveil solar car for 5 occupants

EINDHOVEN, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (21 June 2017) students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) presented Stella Vie, a solar car for 5 occupants. The team is looking to this car to secure its third world title at the Bridgestone … Read the full press release

University of Dundee won the Gold award in 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Dundee, Scotland, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward … Read the full press release

Aalborg University: Virtual Reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain

AALBORG, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Virtual Reality can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain. A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University shows that VR technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control … Read the full press release

Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven launch new spin-off for sustainable agricultural products

GHENT, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven have launched a new spin-off: Aphea.Bio. This new company will develop sustainable agricultural products based on natural microorganisms to increase crop yields and to protect them against diseases. Aphea.Bio … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin: 38 new Fulbright Irish Awardees will go to top US institutions to study

DUBLIN, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Minister Charlie Flanagan, formerly of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Reece Smyth, Chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Ireland, recently announced 38 new Fulbright Irish Awardees including three individuals from Trinity … Read the full press release

Red Electrica, SEPI Foundation: 62 ‘PracTica’ training grants for newly-qualified graduates or students now available

MADRID, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Red Electrica de España and the SEPI Foundation have announced the opening of the period to submit applications for 62 ‘PracTica’ training grants for newly-qualified graduates or students in their final academic year of various specialties, … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Chimpanzees adapt their behaviour to match the group, just as humans do

Fife, Scotland, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Chimpanzees adapt their behaviour to match the group, just as humans do, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews. A new study published in Current Biology found that a particularly rare kind … Read the full press release

University of Dundee hosts its annual summer graduation ceremonies

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thousands of successful students will feel the tap of the Dundee bonnet this week as the University of Dundee hosts its annual summer graduation ceremonies. Some 2746 students will graduate with degrees, postgraduate diplomas and … Read the full press release

National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week: critical need to shift the culture around breastfeeding

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Experts in neonatal care, mother and infant health, and nutrition from across Scotland are calling for a `change in the conversation’ around breastfeeding, at the start of National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week. More than 30 … Read the full press release

Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research created at the University of Dundee

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research has been created at the University of Dundee to help tackle the emerging epidemic of highly addictive new drugs. The Centre forms the research … Read the full press release