Daily Archives: 14, February 2017

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

8 in 10 German SMEs are still not utilizing e-commerce

KfW study: only 16% of SMEs rely on e-commerce Share in total turnover is still low Retailers, wholesalers and young businesses are pioneers Frankfurt am Main, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — E-commerce, the selling of products using online channels, still plays … Read the full press release

New Hanza Capital, AS and SIA “SG Capital Partners AIFP” announce new board members

RIGA, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The ABLV group company New Hanza Capital, AS, which makes investments in commercial property, acquired 30% capital shares of the alternative mutual fund management company SIA “SG Capital Partners AIFP”. Therefore, ABLV Bank, AS acquired indirect … 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

Russian oil company recognized for best practices in corporate social responsibility

MOSCOW, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Based on the results of ratings conducted in 2016 by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE), LUKOIL is part of the pacesetter group in the field of sustainable development and corporate responsibility. The … Read the full press release

Online marketplace for aircraft spare parts and repair capabilities reports 65% income growth in 2016

VILNIUS, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Locatory.com, aircraft spare parts and repair capabilities marketplace, has announced about the significant growth of its visitor numbers – an increase of more than 45% over the year 2016. The audience expansion was accompanied by product … Read the full press release

New smartphone app to give railway companies instant feedback from passengers

Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research. Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a smartphone app that allows passengers … Read the full press release

Former British Minister of State for Care Services to chair commission on mental health

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services, is to chair the 7th University of Birmingham policy commission.  The focus of the commission is mental health promotion and illness prevention across society. … Read the full press release

Uppsala and Umeå University releases findings on how organic matter plays a central role for mercury methylation

In a collaborative effort, researchers at Uppsala and Umeå University now show that the formation of methylmercury in sediment is controlled by the molecular composition of the organic matter. The study has been published in Nature Communications. Umeå, Sweden, 14-Feb-2017 … Read the full press release

Leading European provider of cables and cable systems promises cost-savings for network operators and equipment suppliers

Innovative solution with NRZ modulation provides big savings potential for network operators FRIESOYTHE, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As one of the first manufacturers of QSFP copper cable systems, Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the … Read the full press release