Tag Archives: University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool: food policies could avert hundreds of thousands of deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States

LIVERPOOL, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research conducted by the University of Liverpool and partners shows that food policies, such as fruit and vegetable subsidies, taxes on sugar sweetened drinks, and mass media campaigns to change dietary habits, could avert … Read the full press release

Scientists to look at new ways of dealing with digestive issues in people living with cystic fibrosis

LIVERPOOL, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from around the world are being led by the University to look at new ways of dealing with digestive issues in people living with cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition … 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

University of Liverpool researchers find that annual number of norovirus cases in the UK at 800,000 more than previously estimated

LIVERPOOL, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found that the annual number of estimated number of norovirus cases annually in the UK is approximately 800,000 greater than previously estimated. Norovirus is the commonest cause of gastrointestinal … Read the full press release

Handheld prototype for early detection of sepsis receives additional funding

LIVERPOOL, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Liverpool spin-out company, Sepsis Limited has secured further funding support to test a point of care diagnostic tool for the early detection of sepsis. The Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare), … Read the full press release

JanUary: University of Liverpool research shows that eating prunes as part of a healthy life-style diet can improve weight loss

LIVERPOOL, 09-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (Monday, 9 January) sees the beginning of the national ‘JanUary’ campaign (formerly known as National Obesity Awareness Week) which runs until Sunday, 15 January. JanUary, with a strapline of ‘do something good for U’, is … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool clinical pharmacology training scheme renewed by the Medical Research Council (MRC)

LIVERPOOL, 25-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A highly successful University scheme to train “high flyers” who are likely to become future leaders in academia and industry has been renewed by the Medical Research Council (MRC). The North West England MRC Clinical Research … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool’s Materials Innovation Factory (MIF) announces number of new academic appointments

LIVERPOOL, 25-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University’s Materials Innovation Factory (MIF) has announced a number of new appointments who will deliver its academic programme. The £68 million facility, due to open in 2017, will revolutionise materials chemistry research and development by … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool identifies the mechanism causing resistance of pancreatic cancer cells to chemotherapy

LIVERPOOL, 25-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A pioneering University of Liverpool research team have published a study that identifies the mechanism in the human body that causes resistance of pancreatic cancer cells to chemotherapy. Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool developed blueprint for controlling the packing of porous molecules into pre-designed structures

LIVERPOOL, 24-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a blueprint for controlling the packing of porous molecules into pre-designed structures, such as 1-D nanotubes and 3-D networks. Such control over the solid state structure of materials … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool research reveals challenges in introducing new devices and diagnostics into health services

LIVERPOOL, 02-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A researcher from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, has published a paper about the challenges faced in introducing new devices and diagnostics into health services. Dr Paul Knox, Reader, Eye and … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool’s Professor Anthony Hollander presented Regenerative Medicine evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

LIVERPOOL, 22-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Anthony Hollander, from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Integrative Biology, has presented evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on Regenerative Medicine. Professor Hollander is a leading expert in stem cell biology … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool’s Professor Matthew Rosseinsky awarded European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant

LIVERPOOL, 20-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Matthew Rosseinsky from the Department of Chemistry has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant.  His grant is one of five ERC grants awarded to the University in 2015. ERC schemes, which are … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool’s Professor Michael Brada recipient of lifetime achievement award by the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)

LIVERPOOL, 20-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Michael Brada from the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine has been given a prestigious life time achievement award by the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO). The award, which was presented at the 35th … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool launched new app to explore the history of its iconic redbrick Victoria Building

LIVERPOOL, 04-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A new app has been launched to explore the history of the University of Liverpool’s iconic redbrick Victoria Building, now home to the Victoria Gallery & Museum (VG&M). The app sheds light on the history of the Waterhouse-designed … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool published new guideline for diagnosis and treatment of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in adults

LIVERPOOL, 25-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a new guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in adults. Despite recent reductions in meningitis and meningococcal sepsis in children the disease … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Professor of International Maternal Health Andrew Weeks awarded £850,000 for life saving device for women in childbirth

LIVERPOOL, 26-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor of International Maternal Health, Andrew Weeks from the Institute of Translational Medicine has been awarded £850,000 to further develop an award-winning device that could save the lives of women all over the world. Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool: Researchers improved the understanding of the processes that can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes

LIVERPOOL, 12-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Liverpool, working with colleagues from Oxford and international partners, have improved the understanding of the processes that can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes. The research, published in Nature Genetics, shows … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool: International scientists made the first porous liquids which could create new industrial applications

LIVERPOOL, 12-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Liverpool and Queen’s University Belfast, as part of an international team, have made the first porous liquids which could create new industrial applications. The new liquid dissolves unusually large amounts of gas, … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool partners with computing innovation centre Hartree

LIVERPOOL, 21-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Liverpool has launched a partnership with computing innovation centre, Hartree, to continue to build on research with Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC). The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), which is based in Daresbury, was established … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool scientists show how E.coli bacteria resist stomach acid so they can infect people more easily

LIVERPOOL, 21-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Liverpool have shown that a virus which turns E.coli bacteria toxic also enables them to resist stomach acid so they can infect people more easily. Although most types of E. … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool: new global initiative to advance the development of a vaccine for river blindness launched

LIVERPOOL, 18-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Liverpool, together with UK and international partners, have launched a new global initiative to advance the development of a vaccine for river blindness. Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a parasitic disease caused … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool scientists characterised a genetic mutation that can increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Alzheimer’s disease

LIVERPOOL, 4-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of Liverpool have, for the first time, characterised a genetic mutation that can increase the risk of two major degenerative diseases, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Alzheimer’s disease. AMD and Alzheimer’s … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool scientists to decode DNA modifications in the wheat genome to understand its impact on crop variation

LIVERPOOL, 11-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of Liverpool are working to decode DNA modifications, known as ‘epigenetic marks’, in the wheat genome to understand its impact on crop variation. Leading an international consortium of scientists from Cold Spring … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool scientists: Dreadnoughtus dinosaur was not as large during its lifetime as previously thought

LIVERPOOL, 11-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur skeleton, Dreadnoughtus, discovered by palaeontologists in South America in 2014, was not as large during its lifetime as previously thought. Found in … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool: Dr Josie Billington awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

LIVERPOOL, 11-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Josie Billington, from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The award recognises her contribution to the student learning experience and her pioneering work … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool scientist’s company awarded £2 million to develop stem cell technologies for treatment of damaged fibrous tissues in the knee

A company, founded by University of Liverpool scientist, Professor Anthony Hollander, has been awarded £2 million to develop stem cell technologies that have shown potential in repairing damaged tissue in the knee.  LIVERPOOL, 18-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The team at … Read the full press release

Jeanette Winterson and University of Liverpool’s Professor Janet Beer to launch new research group focused on understanding mental health

LIVERPOOL, 17-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Novelist and broadcaster, Jeanette Winterson, will join the University of Liverpool’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer, at a public event to launch a new research group dedicated to exploring the social, cultural, and personal dimensions of … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool researchers: Recidivism rates amongst Victorian young criminals were significantly lower than today

LIVERPOOL, 17-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Recidivism rates amongst Victorian young offenders were significantly lower than today, revealing the value of providing “skills and stability”, say University of Liverpool researchers. The After Care project, conducted by Department of Sociology, Social Policy … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool: Uruguayan artist Brian Mackern’s creations will be disseminated on social media throughout April part of Latin American Cyberculture Project

LIVERPOOL, 8-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Images created by Uruguayan artist, Brian Mackern, during a residency in Liverpool will be disseminated on social media throughout April in the next stage of a Latin American Cyberculture Project. Brian said that his work, … Read the full press release