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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

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

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

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

The Volkswagen Group becomes the world’s first automaker to use quantum computers

Cooperation with leading quantum computing company D-Wave Systems World premiere at CeBIT: research project for traffic flow optimization WOLFSBURG, 13-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Volkswagen Group is the world’s first automaker to use quantum computers, further expanding its digital competence for … 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

New Sandoz Biosimilar Shows Promising Equivalency Results

Sandoz proposed biosimilar adalimumab (GP2017) shown to have equivalent efficacy and a similar safety profile as reference medicine, Humira®* Comprehensive development program show potential of GP2017 to treat inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and plaque psoriasis … 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

Bumblebees Use “Smelly Footprints” To Find Food Source

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered that bumblebees have the ability to use ‘smelly footprints’ to make the distinction between their own scent, the scent of a relative and the scent of a stranger. … 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

£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

BBVA Foundation bestows the Frontiers of Knowledge Award to “neglected diseases” fighters

BILBAO, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The BBVA Foundation is distinguishing, in this ninth edition of the Frontiers of Knowledge Award, in the Development Cooperation category researchers Pedro Alonso and Peter Myler, for their pivotal role in the fight against infectious diseases … Read the full press release

Nor-Tech Offers European Organizations Free Simulation Tests on a High Performance Computer Cluster for CAE, CFD, FEA Software

Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster for CAE,CFD,FEA software MINNEAPOLIS, U.S., 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a … Read the full press release

The Pirbright Institute to play a key role in new European Commission funded project to fight mosquito-transmitted diseases

SURREY, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Pirbright Institute is to play a key role in a new international project funded by the European Commission, to fight the mosquito-transmitted diseases now threatening Europe. The Infravec2 Project is an international consortium of 24 partner … Read the full press release

STFC, NWO and IAC new operation agreement secures future of the William Herschel and Isaac Newton telescopes

SWINDON, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new agreement has guaranteed continued access to two world-class telescopes for astronomers in the UK. The future of the William Herschel and Isaac Newton telescopes on La Palma has been secured for the next decade … Read the full press release

UK government announces £100 million investment to develop new multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre

SWINDON, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre was announced today (Thursday 23 February 2017) by Business Secretary Greg Clark. The new Rosalind … Read the full press release

A new study sheds light on the genetics behind haploid induction in maize breeding

Researchers unravel one of the secrets behind haploid inducers, a powerful tool in maize breeding HEIDELBERG, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A common strategy to create high-yielding plants is hybrid breeding – crossing two different inbred lines to obtain characteristics superior … Read the full press release

Jisc 9th UK Learning Analytics Network held at University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus

EXETER, UK, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Exeter hosted a high-level forum to examine how ‘big data’ can utilised to enhance the student learning experience. The University held the Jisc 9th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting at its Streatham … Read the full press release

BAE Systems again takes part in nationwide schools engineering and science roadshow

New research shows perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths is improving. Farnborough, United Kingdom, 22-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Combined efforts by teachers, industry, engineering organisations and the Government to change the perception of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), … Read the full press release

University of Bristol physicists show that knots in proteins can be understood using ‘virtual knots’

Many of the processes essential to life involve proteins – long molecules which ‘fold’ into three-dimensional shapes allowing them to perform their biological role. BRISTOL, 22-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Consisting of strings of amino acids, a folded protein molecule resembles a … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo ranks as one of the most attractive company among the “Best Employer of Choice” for Science & Technology graduates

MILAN, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For the second year in a row, Salini Impregilo ranks as one of the most attractive company on the market among the “Best Employer of Choice”, reaching the 2nd position in the list of Italian preferred … Read the full press release

University of Leeds and Cancer Research UK report: GPs want more support when offering drugs that lower the risk of certain cancers

LEEDS, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GPs want more support when offering drugs that lower the risk of certain cancers, a new report by the University of Leeds and Cancer Research UK reveals. The report explores how much GPs know about … Read the full press release

LINKS Foundation

An institution aimed at fostering the growth of the local ecosystem enhancing the skills of the Area TORINO, Italy, 15-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LINKS Foundation is a non-profit Institution operating at a national and international level carrying out applied research … Read the full press release

International team of researchers identify the roles of the five regions of the prefrontal cortex play in decision-making

Research group offers new insights into the roles of different subareas in the prefrontal cortex FREIBERG, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Whether the brain responds to an external stimulus or not depends significantly on the balance between areas of excitation and inhibition … Read the full press release

The Lancet Oncology publishes new hypotheses tested on rectal cancer patients

STOCKHOLM, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without compromising its efficacy. The results are presented in the journal The Lancet … Read the full press release