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University of Leicester: researchers will work together to better understand the banana crop species and its genetics

Research focussing on the Ethiopian banana could help improve food security in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa, especially in areas affected by drought. SWINDON, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In collaboration between the University of Leicester, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, … Read the full press release

Report: Loughborough’s graduates among the best paid in the country

LEICESTERSHIRE, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough’s graduates are among the best paid in the country, especially those who have studied communication, business or architecture – a Government survey has revealed. According to the Department for Education’s latest report, titled Longitudinal Education Outcomes, … Read the full press release

Loughborough Students’ Union Action received the highest possible award given to volunteer groups in the UK

LEICESTERSHIRE, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) Action has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017, the highest possible award given to volunteer groups in the UK. This week, the award was presented at a ceremony held at … Read the full press release

Swedish Defence University: six-month executive course for 16 Indonesian military officers and engineers concluded

STOCKHOLM, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab, the Swedish Defence University and the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) have concluded an intensive educational course for 16 Indonesian military officers and engineers from the Indonesian defence industry. On 16 August … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: intergenerational inheritance of gender-specific traits may better be explained by highly stable features of the social environment

EXETER, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment – not just from genes, experts have suggested. Rather than the sexes acting differently because of … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: inefficient traditional fishing methods prevent overfishing

EXETER, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Oyster stocks in a Cornish fishery are sustained thanks to “inefficient” traditional fishing methods, new research suggests. The Fal oyster fishery is home to the only sail-driven commercial fishing fleet in Europe, and the oysters are … Read the full press release

Researchers described a new species of brittle star called Teleosaster creasyi

Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an ‘evolutionary hangover’ managed to escape them.  CAMBRIDGE, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have described a new species of brittle star, which are closely related to … Read the full press release

The University of East Anglia now with gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) following a successful appeal

NORWICH, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been awarded a gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) following a successful appeal to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). TEF is the Government’s new … Read the full press release

University of Southampton: new experimental drug in certain patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

SOUTHAMPTON, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Patients with a common type of fast-growing cancer are being given fresh hope in a new clinical trial. Scientists at the University of Southampton are, for the first time, to trial a new experimental drug, in … Read the full press release

The third edition of the University of Twente’s CuriousU event begins Sunday 13 August

THE THIRD EDITION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE’S CURIOUSU EVENT WILL COMMENCE ON SUNDAY 13 AUGUST. THE SUMMER SCHOOL IS SET UP LIKE A FESTIVAL AND OFFERS VISITORS A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WITH A PROGRAMME THAT INCLUDES MUSIC, ACADEMIC COURSES, GREAT FOOD, INSPIRING … Read the full press release

Scientists uncover how goldfish produces alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters

LIVERPOOL, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Oslo have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish’s remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters beneath frozen lakes. Humans and most other vertebrate animals … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki: neuroprotective protein CDNF entered clinical trials on Parkinson’s disease patients

HELSINKI, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the help of the two-year Therapeutic Idea Award from the US Department of Defense professor Saarma and Dr. Voutilainen aim to generate more preclinical data i.e. data from tests preceding the patient trials, to support … Read the full press release

Research: 2016 EU referendum result could have been different if access to Higher Education was greater

Heat map showing access to Higher Education in England and Wales is available here: https://public.tableau.com/views/2_5_1/2_5HE?:embed=y&:display_count=yes Visualisation of correlation between access to Higher Education and Leave votes in England and Wales is available here: https://public.tableau.com/views/2_3_6/2_3ScatterHE?:embed=y&:display_count=yes Copies of this paper are available … Read the full press release

Solar Team Eindhoven’s solar-powered family car features high performance coatings supplied by AkzoNobel

AMSTERDAM, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Students from Eindhoven University of Technology taking part in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia will be aiming to blaze a winning trail in a stunning new vehicle featuring high performance coatings supplied by … Read the full press release

University of Freiburg: uni’wissen research magazine’s latest edition focuses on sustainability

FREIBURG, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As well as outstanding research projects and special teaching projects, the uni’wissen research magazine is also focusing for the first time on a specific subject area: the magazine is reporting on concepts that deal with issues … Read the full press release

Bristol BioDesign Institute to study the self-assembly of protein building into protein cages

A multidisciplinary team from the Bristol BioDesign Institute has come together to study the self-assembly of protein building into protein cages, leading to new research which has potential applications in nanotechnology and synthetic biology. BRISTOL, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The paper: Beyond … Read the full press release

University of Dundee ranked 9th in UK’s 2017 National Student Survey

DUNDEE, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee is ranked 9th in the UK in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), achieving a top 10 place for a second successive year. The University recorded overall satisfaction of 90 per cent, … Read the full press release

Professor Tomás Ryan of Trinity College Dublin: lost memories seem to be retrievable

DUBLIN, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Do you remember taking your very first step, or enjoying your second birthday party? Probably not, but that probably won’t seem weird to you because we have become conditioned to accept infantile amnesia as a fact … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews to provide free holiday accommodation for carers as part of Respitality scheme

FIFE, Scotland, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of St Andrews is helping to acknowledge the unsung heroes who provide care for their loved ones 24 hours a day, by participating in a national scheme to provide free holiday accommodation for … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham: Some patients may have genetic risk of developing serious side effect to high blood pressure medication

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some patients may have a genetic risk of developing a serious side effect to a type of medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure, research by clinicians and scientists at the University of Nottingham … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham WayWard project: significant improvements can be made to provide safer staffing levels and better patient care

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The results of a research project run by the University of Nottingham which used the latest technology to track out-of-hours doctors have revealed significant improvements can be made to provide safer staffing levels and better patient care. … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham Summer Internship scheme grown to support 75 businesses with more than 105 students

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From testing cricket bats to counting nocturnal mammals of the same name, more than 100 Nottingham students are making their mark on businesses in the region as part of a University scheme. Now in its fourth … Read the full press release

Pearson, National Federation of the Blind to help college students and young professionals with disabilities explore career opportunities in a variety of fields

Second cohort of mentees will receive additional networking advice from legal and business experts, career planning workshops, and informational interviews in a variety of career fields HOBOKEN, N.J., U.S.A., 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pearson, in collaboration with the National Federation … Read the full press release

STFC and Diamond Light Source host Apprentice Day on August 23 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aspiring engineers as young as 14 are being invited to one of the country’s leading science facilities to find out how they could soon help to build particle accelerators and test satellites destined for space. The … Read the full press release

Start-up incubated at the ESA BIC Harwell set to overhaul breast screening in the UK

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From space cots to bed bugs, to bicycle bell satnavs and sustainable farm food – whatever the sector, the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre in Harwell (ESA BIC Harwell) has supported them all. It is … Read the full press release

Researchers: Noise from motorboats disrupts fish co-operation

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Noise from motorboats changes the behaviour of cleaner fish and the species they help. Cleaner fish are species which eat parasites from other fish – known as “clients” – in a relationship which benefits both. Researchers … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: the popular Science in the Square event will be on Friday, 11 August

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding nature-lovers will be taken on a voyage of discovery to find out how animals have evolved to deal with friends and foe, at a special interactive event. Scientists from the University of Exeter will share … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: the winners of this year’s Ted Wragg Awards announced

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Outstanding new teachers have been honoured for their work in the classroom as well as their academic work as part of an awards scheme in honour of one of the UK’s best educators. The winners of … Read the full press release

Finisterre and University of Exeter to create recyclable wetsuits

A pioneering inventor is being sought to create recycled and recyclable wetsuits. DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — There are more than 500,000 surfers in the United Kingdom who, on average, will replace their wetsuits once every two years. This produces more … Read the full press release

New training period begins at Hapag-Lloyd: 66 young men and women started their apprenticeship

HAMBURG, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Total of 235 apprentices and dual-track students on shore and at sea / Hapag-Lloyd runs Germany’s largest maritime training program / CEO Rolf Habben Jansen: “Excellent prospects for young talents” Sixty-six young men and women … Read the full press release