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University of Nottingham experts to study how the placenta ensures the right amount of oxygen and nutrients reach the baby in the womb

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The placenta is vital in the transfer of the right amount of nutrition and oxygen from the mother to the baby. Any disturbance to the flow of blood could affect the delivery of vital nutrients … Read the full press release

UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) funds University of Nottingham’s new Research and Innovation Centre for Power Electronics and Machines

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham has been awarded £9.4 million by the Higher Education Funding Council for England through the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), which provides funding for capital projects that can attract significant … Read the full press release

Pearson 2016 Sustainability Report: continued vision for driving alignment between business and sustainability strategies

2016 report shows progress in first year of implementing Pearson’s 2020 Sustainability Plan to transform the company’s social, environmental, and economic impact LONDON, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pearson, the world’s learning company, today published its 2016 Sustainability Report, which highlights the … Read the full press release

Pioneering collaborative hydropower study between Voith and the National University of La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina

Argentina is the third-largest economy in Latin America and also the third-largest energy consumer in the region Uprate initiatives in the hydropower scenario are targeted to benefit Argentina, as the country relies on this energy source for ~30% of its … Read the full press release

ABP: Modal’s marine, crane and HGV simulators to train marine apprentices at Humber

LONDON, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — It’s the busiest trading gateway in the UK, so learning to be a marine pilot on the Humber can be a daunting proposition. Thanks to an innovative partnership between Humber ports operator ABP and training provider … Read the full press release

Loughborough’s Professor Vicky Tolfrey will be presented with the 2017 IPC Paralympic Scientific Award at the VISTA Conference

LEICESTERSHIRE, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough’s Professor Vicky Tolfrey is to receive one of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) top awards in recognition of her commitment to para athlete research. For nearly two decades Professor Tolfrey, Director of the University’s Peter Harrison Centre … Read the full press release

Study to explore the effects of “institutional homophobia” within the £100 billion British industry

LEICESTERSHIRE, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A study involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees working in construction aims to explore the effects of “institutional homophobia” within the £100 billion British industry. The two-year project will involve interviews with LGBT workers, as … Read the full press release

Loughborough University: daily movement programme has the potential to boost children’s chances in the classroom

LEICESTERSHIRE, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a daily movement programme can improve children’s physical development levels and has the potential to boost their chances in the classroom, researchers from Loughborough University have found. Academics from the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and … Read the full press release

Active start-ups can apply for the spin-off label of the University of St.Gallen at the CfE-HSG

St. Gallen, Switzerland, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New business ideas for products and services, as well as the start-ups emerging through them, are essential for our national economy. Now firms which have started out of the HSG can apply for the … Read the full press release

St.Gallen government to advance the structural development of the University of St.Gallen with three projects

St. Gallen, Switzerland, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The government of the Canton of St.Gallen intends to advance the structural development of the University of St.Gallen with three projects. Firstly, it wants to establish a new campus in the Platztor area and … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: team used superconducting circuits to bring the “Maxwell’s Demon” to life

EXETER, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pioneering research offers a fascinating view into the inner workings of the mind of ‘Maxwell’s Demon’, a famous thought experiment in physics. An international research team, including Dr Janet Anders from the University of Exeter, have used superconducting … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Dr Kyle Wedgwood and Dr Eder Zavala with fellowships from the Medical Research Council (MRC)

EXETER, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Prestigious fellowships from the Medical Research Council (MRC) will help nurture the next generation of research excellence at the University of Exeter. Dr Kyle Wedgwood, a mathematician from the Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis, and Dr Eder … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Twenty per cent of male fish tested in English rivers now ‘trans-gender’

EXETER, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Twenty per cent of male fish tested in English rivers are now ‘trans-gender’ or ‘intersex’, with both female and male characteristics, due to chemicals flushed from UK households. Research by Professor Charles Tyler, a leading fish physiologist … Read the full press release

Kent and Essex Universities developed encryption technology called ICMetrics that could stop cyberattacks

KENT, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New security technology that could stop cyber-attacks and protect the privacy of billions of smart device users worldwide could soon be available as a result of a partnership between the University of Kent and University of … Read the full press release

Swiss University of Applied Sciences Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie uses 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop and refine its students’ engineering skills

3DEXPERIENCE Platform used for precision engineering academic programs Students learn skill sets on the same virtual applications used by industry University is part of the “Peer Learning EXPERIENCE” to digitally transform engineering education VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext … Read the full press release

HSBC’s new report in The Value of Education series: Higher and higher

LONDON, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Parents can spend anything from just under USD8,000 to just over USD200,000 depending on location and whether provision is state or privately funded 87% of parents around the world are helping to fund their child’s education … Read the full press release

Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the life of Pierre de L’Estoile

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The journals and scrapbooks of Pierre de L’Estoile have for generations provided a vivid picture of France in a time of religious upheaval. Now Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the … Read the full press release

The eruption of the Katla volcano in Iceland dated between late 822 CE and early 823 CE

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An international group of researchers has dated a large volcanic eruption in Iceland to within a few months. The eruption, which is the oldest volcanic eruption to be precisely dated at high northern latitudes, occurred shortly … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow Leukaemia Research Centre to receive €3m EU grant

GLASGOW, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Glasgow cancer research centre is to receive a €3m EU grant to begin clinical trials on Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and other blood cancers.‌‌‌ The Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre is to receive … Read the full press release

Bone-growth technology successfully saved a dog’s leg from amputation

GLASGOW, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists and veterinarians from the University of Glasgow have successfully saved the leg of a two-year-old Munsterlander dog named Eva from amputation using medical technology funded by Sir Bobby Charlton’s landmine charity, Find A Better Way.‌ … Read the full press release

Contemporary artists Jane and Louise Wilson appointed to Newcastle University’s pioneering Fine Art Department

NEWCASTLE, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading contemporary artists Jane and Louise Wilson have been appointed to Newcastle University’s pioneering Fine Art Department. Wonderful acknowledgement Twins Jane and Louise have a national and international reputation, forged over the past two decades as … Read the full press release

LMU project to foster the sustainable use of water in agriculture

A new LMU project explores ways of monitoring global water consumption. Its primary goals are to determine the total volume of water required for food production, and develop incentives to encourage the sustainable use of water. MUNICH, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

LMU: Archaeological evidence suggests that cats were in close association with human societies almost 10,000 years ago

A new study shows that modern domestic cats are ultimately derived from the African wildcat, which was domesticated in two centers – Egypt and the Middle East. Moreover, both lineages contributed to the genomes of European cats. MUNICH, 26-Jun-2017 — … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich (TUM) opens its new Research Center for Energy and Information (ZEI) at Garching Research Campus

MUNICH, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Energy research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) now has a home of its own: In the new Research Center for Energy and Information (ZEI), built on the Garching Research Campus at a cost … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: New guidance and standards to improve the impact of outreach across the higher education sector

COVENTRY, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Office for Fair Access has, thanks to researchers from the University of Warwick’s Department of Economics, published new guidance and proposed standards for the evaluation of outreach by universities and colleges as part of ongoing … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: new database aimed at reducing hair loss in chemotherapy patients

COVENTRY, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Warwick nursing professor is one of six globally-recognised cancer care experts launching a new database aimed at reducing hair loss in chemotherapy patients. This data will be used to establish best practices … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: combination of diet, physical activity and behavioural change may reduce weight in adolescents aged 12 to 17

COVENTRY, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A Cochrane report which was led by a University of Warwick researcher summarizes evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in adolescence. The review will inform ongoing work by the … Read the full press release

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