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University of Warwick: Ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect cancer cells more efficiently and accurately

COVENTRY, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cancer cells are to be detected and classified more efficiently and accurately, using ground-breaking artificial intelligence – thanks to a new collaboration between the University of Warwick, Intel Corporation, the Alan Turing Institute and University … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich (TUM) scientists developed holography to depict the radiation of a Wi-Fi transmitter

MUNICH, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a holographic imaging process that depicts the radiation of a Wi-Fi transmitter to generate three-dimensional images of the surrounding environment. Industrial facility operators could use this … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now the fourth-ranked in Reuters ranking of Europe’s 100 most innovative universities

MUNICH, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has moved up once again to the become the fourth-ranked in the latest Reuters ranking of Europe’s 100 most innovative universities. The British news agency Reuters analyzes how strongly the … Read the full press release

University of York’s Dr Peter Eckersley comments on the government’s draft clean air plan

Dr Peter Eckersley, from the University of York’s Environment Department, comments on the government’s draft clean air plan: YORK, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Eckersley said: “The government’s draft air pollution strategy is long-awaited and its mere publication ahead of next … Read the full press release

The Leicester Heartwize Schools Programme recognised at BMJ awards

LEICESTER, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals project recognised at BMJ awards ceremony on 4 May 2017 The Leicester Heartwize Schools Programme won a prestigious BMJ award in the Education Team category last night (Thursday, 4 … Read the full press release

Freiburg University Medical Center: New research on the prevention and treatment of the age-related obesity

Research results promise new approaches for prevention and treatment of the condition FREIBURG, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The function and distribution of adipose tissue in the body change during the course of life. Beige fat cells, a special type of adipocytes, … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: New drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis discovered

BRISTOL, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis and prevent them from serious complications, including blindness, has been discovered by researchers and thanks to a trial funded by Arthritis Research UK and … Read the full press release

Alicia O’Grady appointed a new Director of External Relations at The University of Bristol

BRISTOL, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Bristol has appointed a new Director of External Relations to support the delivery of its new strategy. Alicia O’Grady, who has a wealth of experience in the Higher Education sector, will be responsible for … Read the full press release

Four University of Bristol academics elected Fellows of the Royal Society

BRISTOL, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Four University of Bristol academics have achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellows of the world’s most eminent and oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, the Royal Society. Professor Sandu Popescu from the School of … Read the full press release

Launch of the Global Education Innovation Award

DUBLIN, Ireland, 03-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global Education Network Europe is launching the Global Education Innovation Award on 1 May, 2017 GENE – Global Education Network Europe – wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham student nurses and staff celebrate winning four awards at Student Nursing Times Awards 2017

NOTTINGHAM, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Student nurses and staff at The University of Nottingham are celebrating after scooping four awards at the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2017 – almost a quarter of the total awards presented nationally. The awards are … Read the full press release

Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo exhibition on display in Cambridge

Treasures from the world’s largest and most important collection of medieval Jewish manuscripts – chronicling 1,000 years of history in Old Cairo – have gone on display in Cambridge today for a six-month-long exhibition at Cambridge University Library. CAMBRIDGE, 27-Apr-2017 … Read the full press release

Malta Joins Forces with GENE to Promote Global Education in Europe

BRUSSELS, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Malta has become the most recent European country to participate in GENE – Global Education Network Europe. The island joins 25 other European countries who are united in their efforts to achieve better outcomes, shared … Read the full press release

New Exhibition Reveals The Secrets of Powderham Castle

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Family secrets uncovered by the new Earl of Devon, Charlie Courtenay – including an ancestor so close to Henry V that the King had him buried in his Royal tomb in Westminster Abbey – are revealed … Read the full press release

TedxExeter’s Sixth Annual Ideas Festival Sponsored by University of Exeter

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspiring ideas, which aim to turn hope into action, will be at the centre of a publicly-accessible event this month at TEDxExeter, sponsored by the University of Exeter. TEDx is the independently-organised local arm of TED, … Read the full press release

Online Computer Games Helped Scientists To Understand Animal Camouflage

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and colour vision. Researchers from the University of Exeter wanted to know why many animals are dichromats (having two types of … Read the full press release

Leading Expert on Educational Equality Begins New Role at the University of Exeter

EXETER, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading expert on social mobility and educational inequality has been appointed to work to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to study at the University of Exeter. Lee Elliot Major’s work as an … Read the full press release

Ninety New Gates Cambridge Scholars Announced

CAMBRIDGE, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Minaam Abbas has not yet started his PhD, but he is already co-founder of two businesses with the potential to transform how cancer is treated and how small enterprises are supported. Minaam, who will start his … Read the full press release

Pioneering Digital Learning Initiative Brings GP Surgery to the Classroom

ABERDEEN, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A pioneering digital learning initiative that aims to encourage new medical students to consider a career in general practice has brought the GP surgery into the classroom. A shortage of GPs is predicted in Scotland within … Read the full press release

University of Warwick to Honor Notable persons in science and technology

COVENTRY, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A space plane designer, someone who manipulated individual atoms to form what became an iconic image, and a leading policy maker on global climate change are among those to receive honorary degrees from the University of … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Partners With Also Festival To Bring Festival for the Mind in Warwickshire

COVENTRY, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Warwick has partnered with Also Festival to help bring to life the biggest and boldest ideas from art, science, psychology and philosophy with immersive talks and experiences lake-side, in a leafy Warwickshire setting. … Read the full press release

New Study Shows Links Between Zinc Levels and Cardiac Health

MUNICH, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In addition to essential metabolic functions, the level of zinc in the body also affects the heart muscle. When oxidative stress occurs, it may be due to a shortage of zinc, which can be determined by … Read the full press release

Magnesium Holds Key To Preventing Bone Fractures in Middle-aged and Elderly People

Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bone … Read the full press release

Bristol Student Embarks On Mission to Paint 270 Species of Bee in the UK

A University of Bristol student has embarked on a mission to paint and draw some of the 270 species of bee in the UK, thanks to an award from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freya Cohen, … Read the full press release

New Study Shows Immune System Can Spot Changes in Identity of Cancer Antigens

BIRMINGHAM, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells. The study, carried out by researchers from the University of Birmingham … Read the full press release

Elephants Demonstrate Awareness of their own Bodies

Asian elephants are able to recognise their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of their intelligence and self-awareness, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Self-awareness in both … Read the full press release

Drones Help Scientists Study Guatemalan Volcanoes

CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. During a ten-day research trip, … Read the full press release

Lab-Grown Miniature Womb Lining Provides New Insights into Early Pregnancy and Menstrual Cycle

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions … Read the full press release

Climate Policies Needed to Mitigate Risks in Financial System

Climate change brings new risks for financial investments, in particular for pension funds. An international research team coordinated by the University of Zurich has developed a “climate stress-test” for financial institutions. Results suggest that while better disclosure of climate-relevant financial … Read the full press release

New Research shows Honest Behavior Can be Influenced by Brain Stimulation

Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior. ZURICH, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Honesty plays a key role in social … Read the full press release