Daily Archives: 18, April 2017

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

Shell’s 2016 Sustainability Report Outlines Global Approach to Sustainability

THE HAGUE, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell has published its Sustainability Report for 2016 which describes how it is working responsibly to help meet the world’s growing demand for more and cleaner energy. The Sustainability Report 2016 outlines … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and Young Startups Cooperate in the Volkswagen Group IT Ideation Hub

Visit to the Group IT Ideation Hub Tracking ideas on new mobility, Industry 4.0 and the work of the future WOLFSBURG, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Is this a good idea? Does it have prospects of being implemented in practice? These are … 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

Nokia’s Next-Generation Fiber Solution Successfully Tested by nbn Australia

Trial demonstrates capability of next-generation fiber technology to flexibly meet high-capacity ultra-broadband demand, positions nbn for future network evolution New PON technologies can help nbn pave the way for enhanced consumer and business service offerings Nokia’s universal next-generation PON solution … Read the full press release

Collaboration Between Nokia and University of Technology Sydney to Focus on Digital Transformation in Australia

Broad collaboration will focus on advanced engineering projects to help operators and enterprises unlock potential of IoT Nokia to work with UTS: Rapido connecting industries with high-end research tied to real-world challenges Nokia to provide IP routing, optical, fixed, 4G … Read the full press release

Novartis Reinforces Commitment to Sandoz With Major Investment in Business

Total investment of EUR 105 million in Prevalje site reinforces commitment to largest Sandoz business, Anti-Infectives, and single largest global product, broad-spectrum antibiotic amoxicillin-clavulanic acid. The investment will bring 150 new jobs, more than doubling the number of employees at … Read the full press release

Skanska Gets Additional Project in New York With Existing Client The Durst Organization

STOCKHOLM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has booked an additional order for its existing contract with The Durst Organization to renovate 1155 Avenue of the Americas, a high-rise building located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, USA. Skanska will … Read the full press release

Skanska Invests in New Office Project in Houston

STOCKHOLM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska is investing USD 360M, about SEK 3.2 billion, in an office project in Houston, USA. The construction contract is worth USD 151M, about SEK 1.3 billion, which will be included in the U.S. order … Read the full press release

Skanska Signs Contract with University of Virginia Health System To Renovate and Expand Hospital

STOCKHOLM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a contract with existing client University of Virginia Health System to renovate and expand the current University Hospital in Virginia, USA. The contract is worth USD 45M, about SEK 400M, which will be … Read the full press release

St. Andrews receives Special Award for Efforts to Encourage Cycling

Efforts to encourage cycling at the University of St Andrews – including a bike loan scheme, maintenance sessions and social events – have been recognised with a special award. Fife, Scotland, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Proctor Professor Lorna Milne, accepted the … Read the full press release

Nottingham Workshop Looks At Ways Music Can Help Dementia Patients

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham recently held a workshop which looked at ways in which music can be used to help people with dementia. The seminar looked at how the therapeutic qualities of sound and music … Read the full press release

Nottingham Doctoral Student’s Thesis on Electric Aircraft Wins Best Clean Sky Award

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Fei Gao, who just completed his doctorate at The University of Nottingham, has won the Best Clean Sky PhD Award for his thesis in applied sciences and engineering for aeronautics. Dr Gao’s thesis is … Read the full press release

Relieve the Stress from Asthma Management with New MyAsthma App

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new and unique smartphone app to help people with asthma manage their condition has been developed by lung experts at the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The MyAsthma app has been launched … Read the full press release