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University of Dundee ranked top in UK for Forensic Science in the 2019 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables

Dundee, UK, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has been ranked top in the United Kingdom for Forensic Science in the 2019 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables. Dundee also ranked 6th in the UK and top … Read the full press release

Aalborg University: plastic grid can increase the efficiency of an air-cooled fuel cell stack by over 30 percent

A plastic grid that costs less than a dollar to produce can increase the efficiency of an air-cooled fuel cell stack by over 30 percent, as demonstrated by research from Aalborg University Aalborg, Denmark, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — TurbuGrid is the … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Changes in the circulation of the North Pacific Ocean about 15,000 years ago ended the last Ice Age

Fife, Scotland, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Changes in the circulation of the North Pacific Ocean about 15,000 years ago released large amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere, helping warm the planet and end the last Ice Age, according to research by … Read the full press release

The Complete University Guide 2019 ranks The University of St Andrews top in Scotland

Fife, Scotland, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of St Andrews is top in Scotland and one of the five leading universities in the UK, according to a new league table to be published today (Wednesday 25 April 2018). The Complete … Read the full press release

New group launched to help unite and empower survivors of human trafficking and slavery around the world

NOTTINGHAM, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A new group has been launched to help unite and empower survivors of human trafficking and slavery around the world. The Survivor Alliance launches online today (23 April), and is led by Minh Dang, a … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham, Phonepaid Services Authority publish top tips to ensure customers know what they are getting and how to avoid unnecessary charges online

NOTTINGHAM, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Consumers often fail to see important information about online services – which can lead to unexpected costs, according to new research. When you are buying a service online, what do you look at on a … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham Ningbo China part of research for the removal of heavy metal from coal-fired power stations in China

NOTTINGHAM, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is pioneering research into the removal of heavy metal from coal-fired power stations in the People’s Republic of China. The initiative is part of the new China Huadian … Read the full press release

TU Delft: Researchers created an artificial DNA blueprint for the replication of DNA in a cell-like structure

Researchers at Delft University of Technology, in collaboration with colleagues at the Autonomous University of Madrid, have created an artificial DNA blueprint for the replication of DNA in a cell-like structure. Creating such a complex biological module is an important … Read the full press release

UniCredit workshop on the wine sector in Italy at the Vinitaly trade fair

VERONA, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (April 17, 2018) in the splendid surroundings of the Vinitaly trade fair, UniCredit organised a workshop to show market operators its Industry Book 2018 – the bank’s annual study on trends, competitive dynamics and the growth outlook in the … Read the full press release

Launch of the GENE Global Education Innovation Award 2018

Global Education Network Europe (GENE) is launching the 2nd edition of the Global Education Innovation Award on 20 April, 2018. DUBLIN, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Through this award, GENE wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education. The … Read the full press release

KTH researchers produced microparticles with encapsulated cells that can be used as implants to fight cancer, diabetes or heart disease

STOCKHOLM, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — One way that cancer may be fought in the future is with micro-sized capsules containing living cells engineered to secrete toxins that attack cancer cells. Although the science of cell micro-encapsulation has yet to overcome certain … Read the full press release

Loughborough’s athletes won 30 medals in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Leicestershire, UK, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — If Loughborough University were a country it would have been tenth in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal table – ahead of Jamaica and Kenya. It has been a tremendous Games for Loughborough’s … Read the full press release

Dr Will Johnson of Loughborough University: the concept of ‘healthy obesity’ is inherently flawed

Leicestershire, UK, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The on-going debate over whether ‘health obesity’ exists is diverting attention away from effective medical research as academics continue to use the confusing classification. The concept – which relates to people with high BMI but … Read the full press release

NWO: This year’s ‘Physics with Industry’ workshop will be held in Lorentz Center in Leiden from 26 to 30 November 2018

The HAGUE, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Companies and social organizations are invited to submit a real-world problem for consideration by the annual Physics with Industry workshop before 1 June 2018. This year’s ‘Physics with Industry‘ workshop will be held from 26 … Read the full press release

Volvo Group starts a training programme for truck drivers in Morocco

GOTHENBURG, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Volvo Group is starting a training programme for truck drivers in Morocco. This is the second driver training school in Africa that the group is involved in. The aim of the schools is to increase … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: man-made marine sounds can threaten the survival of fish and their ability to communicate with each other

EXETER, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — An ‘acoustic fog’ from motorboat noise, underwater construction and other man-made marine sounds can threaten the survival of fish and their ability to communicate with each other, research has found. A BBC film (link below) made … Read the full press release

Space and military law experts will draft the definitive document on military and security law as it applies to space

EXETER, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Space and military law experts from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces to take the lead on understanding how our Earth-bound laws will be applied in times of armed conflict in … Read the full press release

Weride toma la industria del taxi con una idea innovadora!

JERUSALEM, Israel, 08-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Weride, una nueva aplicación internacional de taxis que se centra en los viajes compartidos se está lanzando en España y pronto en todo el mundo. Qué nos diferencia de otras aplicaciones de taxi como … Read the full press release

Weride Taking the Taxi Industry by an Innovative Storm!

JERUSALEM, Israel, 08-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Weride, a new international taxi application focusing on shared travel and day-to-day travel is launching in Spain and Israel. What makes us different than other taxi applications like Uber and Cabify? Our focus is … Read the full press release

Study: aggressive filamentous microbial pathogens can invade liverworts and its response is shared with distantly related plants

CAMBRIDGE, 05-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Relationship between plants and filamentous microbes not only dates back millions of years, but modern plants have maintained this ancient mechanism to accommodate and respond to microbial invaders. Why do some plants welcome some microbes with … Read the full press release

Cybercrime: Researchers developed psychometric tool to identify individuals more likely to fall victim to internet scams

CAMBRIDGE, 05-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have developed an online questionnaire which measures a range of personality traits to identify individuals who are more likely to fall victim to internet scams and other forms of cybercrime. The psychometric tool, developed … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge and Dartmouth College research to use infrared light tags to monitor face-to-face interactions to increase the effectiveness of communications coaching

CAMBRIDGE, 04-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A joint research team from the University of Cambridge and Dartmouth College has developed a system for using infrared light tags to monitor face-to-face interactions. The technique could lead to a more precise understanding of … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow published two reports on the impact of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on the health and wellbeing of the city’s East End communities

GLASGOW, 04-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has improved the environment and economic activity in Scotland’s largest city. However there has been little impact on the number of people who are physically active or the rates of participation in … Read the full press release

AHRC grant to incorporate renowned folk collection featuring Doric ballads into the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library’s comprehensive digital archive

ABERDEEN, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A renowned folk collection featuring Doric ballads that has been curated in America for over 90 years has now been brought ‘back home’ to an online audience, thanks to a project led by the University of … Read the full press release

Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria and Sunderland universities to make a step change in delivering research to the marketplace

The North East’s universities are joining forces to commercialise research and boost the region’s economy after a Minister announced £4.9m in Government funding. NEWCASTLE, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Connecting Capability Fund (CCF) award, made by Research England, will see Newcastle, … Read the full press release

New project to install contemporary artworks among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii

A fascinating new project will see contemporary artworks installed among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, creating two art venues in stunning, historically resonant settings. NEWCASTLE, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Over the next year, two Roman houses – the House … Read the full press release

East Anglian Film Archive’s (EAFA) annual Mashup Filmmaking Competition now open for entries

NORWICH, UK, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Entries are now open for the University of East Anglia (UEA) East Anglian Film Archive’s (EAFA) annual Mashup Filmmaking Competition. Now in its fourth year, the competition is one-of-a-kind in the UK, offering entrants the opportunity to … Read the full press release

Study: 38% of all annual childhood asthma cases in Bradford may be caused by air pollution

LEEDS, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — New research suggests that up to 38% of all annual childhood asthma cases in Bradford may be caused by air pollution. The study, led by the University of Leeds, also shows traffic-related air pollution could be … Read the full press release

Rear Admiral Philip Greenish CBE appointed new Chair of Council of the University of Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rear Admiral Philip Greenish CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of Council of the University of Southampton for a three-year term starting 1 August 2018. He also becomes an ex officio Pro Chancellor of … Read the full press release

Research evaluated the effectiveness of three-month course chemotherapy for colorectal cancer versus the standard six-month treatment regimen

SOUTHAMPTON, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Many patients receiving chemotherapy following surgery for bowel cancer may only need three months treatment rather than the six months currently given, new research published in Lancet Oncology has shown. An international clinical trial, funded by … Read the full press release