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KTH Royal Institute of Technology developed bacteria-trapping material from wood as water purification filter

STOCKHOLM, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — What can the forests of Scandinavia possibly offer to migrants in faraway refugee camps? Clean water may be one thing. A bacteria-trapping material developed from wood by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is now … Read the full press release

New Studies Show Death Not Feared by Religious and Atheists

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Religion has long been thought to be a solution to the problem of death. Notions of an afterlife are nearly universal, though there is great diversity in the details. Given this close association between religion and … Read the full press release

Researchers Study Best Approach to Teaching Quadratic Equations

OXFORD, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the next few months, video cameras will appear in secondary schools that have chosen to take part in a national study to observe maths lessons focused on quadratic equations. Researchers from the University of Oxford, … Read the full press release

Researchers Start New Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Genetic Blindness

OXFORD, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have started a new gene therapy clinical trial to treat X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP), the most common cause of blindness in young people. Retinitis pigmentosa is currently untreatable and leads to a slow and irreversible … Read the full press release

Oxford Robotics Spin-out Wins Leading Innovation Award

OXFORD, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Spin-out prize reinforces Oxford’s growing position as an innovation powerhouse. Oxford University spin-out Oxbotica has been crowned the winner in the smaller company category at this year’s Boldness in Business Awards. Run in collaboration with the … Read the full press release

Volvo Group Signs New Two-Year Agreement With Leading Lyon Business School

The Volvo Group is extending its relations with emlyon business school, which becomes a preferred partner for the development of innovative training and learning methods. GOTHENBURG, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of its global partnership program with further education – … Read the full press release

University of Kent to Hold Free Lecture on “Lessons of Referendums” for the Public

KENT, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hosted by the University’s Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC), the 2017 John Burton Annual Lecture will address the lessons to be learned from other countries’ experience of referendums. The lecture, entitled ‘How to Win and Lose … Read the full press release

Airbus To Establish Its First Greenfield Training City in Asia

New Delhi, India, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers. The ground-breaking for the Airbus India Training Centre was performed … Read the full press release

Regulations Called For Data-sharing Arrangements Between NHS and Google DeepMind

A study of a deal which has allowed Google DeepMind access to millions of healthcare records argues that more needs to be done to regulate such agreements between public sector bodies and private technology firms. CAMBRIDG, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Access to Nature Needs to Be Included in Measures of Poverty and Well-Being

CAMBRIDGE, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Are our measures of poverty and well-being too narrow? Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira from Cambridge’s Conservation Research Initiative think so. Writing for The Conversation, they argue that we should include access to nature in these … Read the full press release

BBC Names Glasgow Lecturer a New Generation Thinker

GLASGOW, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Glasgow academic Dr Alistair Fraser has today been named as a New Generation Thinker by the BBC. Dr Fraser, a criminologist at the University of Glasgow, whose expertise focuses on youth culture and street … Read the full press release

Medical Student Praised For Aiding Car Crash Victims

A University of Aberdeen medical student has been praised by fire and police services for rushing to the aid of victims of a car crash. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Joshua Michie, who is also a volunteer Special Constable with Police … Read the full press release

Aberdeen to Recognise Acclaimed “Father of Modern Physics”

A University of Aberdeen scientist who made huge advances in molecular physics, laid the foundations for many of today’s communications technologies and presented the first colour photograph to the world will be recognised by the City. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Archaeologists Aim to Uncover Aberdeen’s Architectural Heritage With New Funding

Archaeologists are aiming to uncover a lost piece of Aberdeen’s architectural heritage – with help from National Lottery players, members of the public and school children. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have been awarded £10,000 … Read the full press release

Islamophobia Makes Young Muslims Anxious To Engage in Politics

NEWCASTLE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young Muslims could play a much bigger role in politics in Scotland but many are put off engaging too visibly because of Islamophobia, according to new research. Actively engaged in politics A study carried out … Read the full press release

Rubbish Takes Centre Stage in Art Installation

NEWCASTLE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new art installation on Newcastle University’s campus takes rubbish and puts it centre stage. Academic waste Helena Lacey has gathered the things thrown away at the University and has turned them into the artwork … Read the full press release

Survival of Bumblebee Families Linked to Flower-rich Habitats

New research involving UEA has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years. Norwich, England, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The results, which come from the largest ever study of its … Read the full press release

Research from Delft University of Technology reveals kids ended programming course prematurely if parents get involved

DELFT, Netherlands, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — It is better if parents do not get too involved when their children are learning to programme. This is one of the results of the research into the TU Delft online course (MOOC) which teaches … Read the full press release

Fujitsu announced the creation of a Center of Excel-lence dedicated to artificial intelligence in École Polytechnique campus

Palaiseau, France, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On March, 9th 2017, Fujitsu announced the creation of a Center of Excel-lence (CoE) in École Polytechnique dedicated to artificial intelligence. Fujitsu teams will collaborate with École Polytechnique research center and start-ups, hosted in its … Read the full press release

University of Leeds hosts 25th Eye on Asia competition, 13 to 23 March

LEEDS, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A lens-eye view of Asia is presented at an exhibition of photography launched today at the University of Leeds. Now in its 25th year, the Eye on Asia competition runs in Parkinson Court from Monday … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool study shows that phage therapy is highly effective in treating chronic respiratory tract infections

LIVERPOOL, 13-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health have shown that phage therapy could offer a safe and effective alternative to antibitotics in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis lung infections. Chronic lung … Read the full press release

TU/e Professor to be presented with Prestigious Nagoya Gold Medal

Japan’s highest award for chemistry scientists, the Nagoya Gold Medal of Organic Chemistry, will this year be presented to Bert Meijer, TU/e professor of Organic Chemistry. Meijer thus joins an illustrious group of 22 predecessors, including several winners of Nobel … Read the full press release

Dundee, Edinburgh embark on joint Regenerative Medicine Research

DUNDEE, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Research teams based at the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh are looking to partner with the pharmaceutical industry to better understand the biological processes that could allow the development of new drugs to support tissue regeneration … Read the full press release

Vintage Find: Retro Dundee Footage Surfaces

DUNDEE, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Remarkable footage from the 1970s, a time when the hair was longer and the trousers wider, has been discovered in the University of Dundee archive and now made available as part of the University’s 50th anniversary … Read the full press release

Decades-Long Scientific Research Reveals Secret to Sheep Sex During Winter

NOTTINGHAM, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have discovered for the first time how animals link the change in seasons to their fertility. A study, led by academics at the Universities of Nottingham and Bristol and published in the journal Proceedings of … Read the full press release

Animals Measure Time of Year to Align Reproduction and Critical Vital Functions for Survival

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Animals need to measure the time of year so that they can anticipate and adapt to the arrival of a new season to align reproduction, as well as other vital functions critical for survival. A new … Read the full press release

Researchers Develop World’s First Synthetic Receptor to Mimic How Cells “Communicate” to the World

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Bristol have found a way to mimic the way cells in living organisms ‘talk’ to the world around them by creating a world-first synthetic receptor which can respond to chemical signals … Read the full press release

Protect Security Online with Quantum Mechanics

Scrambled and indecipherable messages are the back bone of the internet as we know it. BRTISOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Complex cryptography protects our bank accounts and identities from fraud, allowing us to safely buy and sell online without ever leaving … Read the full press release

£11 million allocation among 14 UK universities to develop research in robotics and artificial intelligence

LEICESTERSHIRE, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough University will contribute to a new £11 million programme aimed at developing research into robotics and artificial intelligence. The project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is split into two categories.The … Read the full press release

Loughborough University’s John Anderson awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science at Umeå University

LEICESTERSHIRE, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — John Anderson, Professor of Physical Geography at Loughborough University’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science for the 2017/18 academic year at Umeå … Read the full press release