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New guidance on handling nanomaterials for manufacturers and workers in construction or demolition

Leicestershire, UK, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Self-cleaning windows, very high strength concrete and thin, lightweight, super-efficient insulation – just three examples of new building materials with impressive properties made possible by nanotechnologies that manipulate materials atom by atom. These unlock new … Read the full press release

Young researchers can do their research at foreign research institutes thanks to a Rubicon grant from NWO

THE HAGUE, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — 21 researchers who have recently received their PhDs can do their research at foreign research institutes thanks to a Rubicon grant from NWO. The Rubicon programme gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain … Read the full press release

Vital components of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) detectors constructed in the UK and have now been shipped to CERN

SWINDON, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The UK has built an essential piece of the globally-anticipated DUNE experiment, which will study the differences between neutrinos and anti-neutrinos in a bid to understand how the Universe came to be made up of matter. … Read the full press release

Sweden: Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström visits Latvia and Lithuania

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vocational education and training, ministerial meetings and panel discussions on women’s leadership – these are some of the programme points when Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström visits Latvia … Read the full press release

Nanodomains: Universities of Exeter, Leeds and Cambridge researchers unveils new method to gain a greater understanding of signalling stations within the cells

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The complex and mysterious mechanisms that drive communication and reactions within human cells could be on the verge of being unravelled, due to a pioneering new technique. Researchers from the Universities of Exeter, Leeds and Cambridge … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: wild orangutans in Borneo treat joint and muscle inflammation with Dracaena cantleyi plant

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have discovered that the same plant used by indigenous people on Borneo is also used by wild orangutans to treat joint and muscle inflammation. Borneo Nature Foundation scientists have been observing wild Bornean orangutans in … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Fragile and irreplaceable images of Devon on view for the first time in a century

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thousands of fragile and irreplaceable images of Devon have been preserved for future generations to see thanks to University of Exeter experts. The shots – including famous locations in Exeter and Devon as they looked generations … Read the full press release

University of Exeter led researchers to examine commonly used social science techniques

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have produced a series of papers designed to improve research on conservation and the environment. A group of researchers, led by the University of Exeter, have contributed to a special feature of the journal Methods in Ecology … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham and the University of Exeter to become part of The Alan Turing Institute

LONDON, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — We are delighted to announce that two universities—the University of Birmingham and the University of Exeter— are set to become part of The Alan Turing Institute. They will join our network of university partners, including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick … Read the full press release

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) partner over autonomous electric 12-metre buses in Singapore

GOTHENBURG, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric 12-metre buses. The program is part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s … Read the full press release

Airbus acquires Strategic Simulation Solutions flight training center in Aurora, Colorado

Airbus acquires flight training center in Aurora, Colorado Move expands Airbus flight training availability for North American operators Airbus has more than tripled its number of training locations worldwide in only three years TOULOUSE, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In a move … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: Fromageries Bel extends the maturity of its € 520 million multi-currency revolving credit facility

PARIS, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 21, 2017, Fromageries Bel signed an addendum to extend the maturity of its € 520 million multi-currency revolving credit facility and, on that occasion, chose to include environmental and social impact criteria. The maturity … Read the full press release

Prudential to host series of nationwide ‘Planning Matters’ seminars for financial advisers

LONDON, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Prudential will begin 2018 by hosting a series of nationwide ‘Planning Matters’ seminars for financial advisers. At the sessions, which run from 24 January to 22 March 2018 and cover 21 locations across the UK, Prudential’s … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia research: shopping cart abandonment phenomenon much higher on mobile than on desktop-based online shopping

NORWICH, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shoppers hoping to bag a bargain in the post-Christmas sales are much less likely to go through with their purchases if they are using phones and tablets to buy goods online. This is because consumers often … Read the full press release

Newcastle University alumna Joy Labinjo will launch her first exhibition at Morley Gallery in London

Newcastle upon Tyne, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Emerging artist Joy Labinjo who won one of the art world’s most generous prizes, will launch her first exhibition in London this month. Reflection and debate Joy, who graduated from Newcastle University with … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich (TUM): Multiple sclerosis: Cholesterol crystals can trigger chronic inflammation that in turn impedes regeneration in the central nervous system

  MUNICH, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, in which the body’s own immune cells attack the fatty, insulating myelin sheath surrounding nerve fibers. The regeneration of intact myelin … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Professor Carol Rutter appeared on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time discussing Shakespeare’s best known play Hamlet

Coventry, UK, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Carol Rutter, Professor of Shakespeare and Performance Studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time discuss Shakespeare’s best known, most quoted … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: biotechnology firm VirionHealth receives non-dilutive funding worth up to $4.2 million from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Coventry, UK, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — VirionHealth Ltd, a new biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for respiratory viral infections, today announced that it has won non-dilutive funding worth up to $4.2 million from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). … Read the full press release

Researchers demonstrated a way to observe physical phenomena proposed to exist in higher-dimensional systems in analogous real-world experiments

Researchers from LMU/MPQ implement a dynamical version of the 4D quantum Hall effect with ultracold atoms in an optical superlattice potential Garching, Germany, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In literature, the potential existence of extra dimensions was discussed in Edwin Abbott’s satirical … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Wellcome Trust funding for Cell Block Science programme

Fife, Scotland, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ground-breaking public engagement programme Cell Block Science, led by researchers at the University of St Andrews to deliver informal science learning to prisoners, receives £150k Wellcome Trust funding to roll-out nationwide. Cell Block Science is a … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham Professor James Arthur awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours

University of Birmingham academic Professor James Arthur has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to character and values education. BIRMINGHAM, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — University alumni Andrew Ready, a leading surgeon, and Sabrina Francis, a … Read the full press release

INSEAD’s top ranking in Poets&Quants’ (P&Q) 2017 international MBA cements its position as the world’s premier international business school

Middle East, Asia, Europe, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — INSEAD, the business school for the world, today (04 January 2018) announced that it has been ranked first in Poets&Quants’ (P&Q) 2017 international MBA ranking for the third consecutive year. The P&Q … Read the full press release

TU Delft researchers have developed a hybrid meta-biomaterial that promotes bone growth

Delft, Netherlands, 05-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — It is not something you will find in nature, but it can be created using a 3D printer and existing biomaterials: a hybrid meta-biomaterial that promotes bone growth. TU Delft researchers have developed a meta-implant … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: new technique for mapping the wiring of the brain could take us closer to being able to get an idea of intelligence from brain scans

A new and relatively simple technique for mapping the wiring of the brain has shown a correlation between how well connected an individual’s brain regions are and their intelligence, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

LMU researchers put a spotlight on the smallest blood cells known as platelets

MUNICH, 29-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study by medical researchers at LMU extends the list of tasks performed by the smallest blood cells known as platelets: At sites of infection, actively migrating platelets sweep bacteria into aggregates for disposal by … Read the full press release

New substance discovered against life-threatening tuberculosis infections

MUNICH, 29-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In search of new strategies against life-threatening tuberculosis infections, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), as well as Harvard University and Texas A&M University in the USA have found a new ally. They … Read the full press release

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) to establish 11 new Research Training Groups; €134 million for initial funding period

Topics range from cyber-physical production systems to interactions between trees / €134 million for initial funding period BONN, 26-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing 11 new Research Training Groups to further support early … Read the full press release

Amy Parrish to receive AFR grant from the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) to conduct her PhD microbiome research project

LUXEMBOURG, 20-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amy Parrish, first-year doctoral candidate at LIH’s Department of Infection and Immunity, was selected to receive an AFR grant from the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) to conduct her PhD project in the field of microbiome research. She … Read the full press release

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Alan Turing Institute awarded two joint fellowships for collaboration between the social sciences and data science

LONDON, 19-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Alan Turing Institute have awarded two joint fellowships which aim to build collaboration between the social sciences and data science. Professor Alison Heppenstall and Professor Ganna Pogrebna have each … Read the full press release

Destatis: Rund 25 500 verbeamtete Lehrerinnen und Lehrer wurden im Jahr 2016 in den Ruhestand versetzt

WIESBADEN, 18-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rund 25 500 verbeamtete Lehrerinnen und Lehrer wurden im Jahr 2016 in den Ruhestand versetzt. Das waren 2 400 Pensionierungen weniger als 2015 (– 8,6 %). Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) weiter mitteilt, war die Zahl der Pensionierungen von Lehrkräften … Read the full press release