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University of Twente Researchers Secure ERC Proof of Concept Grants for Innovative Projects

(IN BRIEF) Three researchers from the University of Twente have secured Proof of Concept (PoC) grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Professors Mariëlle Stoelinga, David Fernandez Rivas, and Jeroen Leijten will receive €150,000 each to develop innovative ideas stemming … Read the full press release

University of Twente and Forschungszentrum Jülich Strengthen Collaboration with New Memorandum of Understanding

(IN BRIEF) The University of Twente (UT) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) have formalized their longstanding collaboration with a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Signed during a special event at Jülich, the MoU focuses on strategic areas such as education and … Read the full press release

McLaren Automotive and The LEGO Group Unveil LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™

(IN BRIEF) McLaren Automotive and the LEGO Group have unveiled their latest collaboration, showcasing the LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™, a tribute to the groundbreaking hybrid hypercar. Known for redefining automotive high-performance, the McLaren P1™ integrated advanced motorsport-derived engineering to achieve … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Researchers Develop Controlled Proliferation Cells for Safer and Effective Cell Therapies

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Helsinki and HUS Helsinki University Hospital have developed a groundbreaking technique to control cell proliferation, enhancing the safety and efficacy of cell therapies. Published in Molecular Therapy, the study details how modified stem … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Hosts Spectacular Finale for Flame of Friendship Project, Uniting Coventry Schools in Olympic Spirit

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick concluded the Flame of Friendship project with a lively finale, uniting over 700 school children and teachers from 63 schools across Coventry. Held at the Sports and Wellness Hub, the event featured a vibrant … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank and Partners Launch ‘Dialog Leben’ to Foster Democratic Values in Schools

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Bank, in collaboration with Teach First Deutschland and GermanDream, has introduced “Dialog Leben,” a project aimed at promoting democratic values in schools situated in less privileged areas. The initiative focuses on “dialogues on values,” where students engage … Read the full press release

TUM Entrepreneurship Day Celebrates Munich’s Innovative Start-ups with Prestigious Awards

(IN BRIEF) The TUM Entrepreneurship Day celebrated Munich’s innovation ecosystem, highlighting achievements of local start-ups. Reverion won the TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award for its high-efficiency biogas power plant. Finalists included Planet A Foods, with a sustainable chocolate alternative, and RobCo, … Read the full press release

Warwick Psychologist Analyzes Wimbledon’s Prestige and Its Appeal Over Football

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Elisabeth Blagrove, a psychologist at The University of Warwick, examines why Wimbledon is often viewed as prestigious and posh. She attributes this to its rich history, strict dress codes, and exclusive elements. Dr. Blagrove also suggests that … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Students’ Union Reveals 2024 Top-Rated Landlords

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick Students’ Union has announced the winners of the 2024 Rate Your Landlord Awards, recognizing the best landlords based on student ratings. The initiative, launched in 2021, helps students share their renting experiences to guide … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool and LUHFT Launch Dr Ronald Finn Fellowships to Advance Clinical Research

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool and Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) launched the Dr Ronald Finn Fellowships on June 24, 2024. The initiative honors the late Dr. Ronald Finn and introduces five fellows who will undertake significant … Read the full press release

Czech Composer Tatiana Mikova Presents Her String Quartet ‘In Modo Lidico’ at Carnegie Hall

(IN BRIEF) Czech award-winning composer Tatiana Mikova will present her String Quartet “In Modo Lidico” at Carnegie Hall on 1st July 2024, following its successful world premiere in New York in 2021. Mikova seamlessly blends Moravian folk influences with classical … Read the full press release

EMPA Introduces Innovative Dark-Field X-Ray Imaging to Revolutionize Kidney Stone Diagnosis

(IN BRIEF) EMPA researchers are developing a new diagnostic procedure using dark-field X-ray imaging to determine the structure and composition of kidney stones, potentially reducing the need for invasive surgeries. Supported by the Maiores Foundation, this technology aims to provide … Read the full press release

Loughborough Tennis Prodigy Henry Searle Granted Wildcard Entry for Wimbledon Singles Main Draw

(IN BRIEF) Henry Searle, an 18-year-old talent from Loughborough University National Tennis Academy (LUNTA), has been granted a wildcard entry to compete in the singles main draw at Wimbledon this summer. The tournament runs from July 1 to July 14. … Read the full press release

Merck and Michael J. Fox Foundation Collaborate to Advance Parkinson’s Research with Innovative Biomarker Technology

(IN BRIEF) Merck and The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) are collaborating to advance Parkinson’s disease research using Merck’s SMCxPRO® immunoassay technology. This initiative aims to detect biomarkers indicating cell dysfunction in PD patients, enhancing research into new treatment options … Read the full press release

Naas General Hospital Becomes Academic Nurse Teaching Hospital in Partnership with Trinity College Dublin

(IN BRIEF) Naas General Hospital (NGH) has been designated as an Academic Nurse Teaching Hospital in partnership with Trinity College Dublin. Starting in September, 12 nursing students will complete their clinical placements at NGH, gaining diverse experience in various healthcare … Read the full press release

Diabetes Costs UK £14 Billion Annually, Highlights Need for Continued Investment in Prevention and Care

(IN BRIEF) A new study reveals that diabetes cost the UK nearly £14 billion in 2021/22, with over £10 billion in direct NHS costs. Complications from diabetes account for the largest share of these costs. Despite advancements in management technologies, … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom Boosts Support for UNICEF’s Global Education Program with Major Investment

(IN BRIEF) Ahlstrom, as part of the Ahlström Collective Impact initiative, will invest nearly EUR 800,000 in UNICEF’s global educational program in 2024. This collaboration aims to address the digital divide by bringing digital learning to millions of children, training … Read the full press release

Deutsches Museum and Technical University of Munich Unveil “Light and Matter” Exhibition on Quantum Physics

(IN BRIEF) The Deutsches Museum in Munich, in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich and the Munich Centre for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST), is launching the “Light and Matter” exhibition. This exhibition aims to make quantum physics accessible … Read the full press release

ABP Humber Partners with Sailors’ Children’s Society to Support Maritime Families in 2024 Charity Initiative

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) Humber has selected the Sailors’ Children’s Society as its charity partner for 2024, continuing its tradition of supporting local causes in the Humber region. The partnership aims to provide crucial assistance to children of … Read the full press release

UNY and University of Exeter Lead Joint Initiative to Enhance Inclusivity in Higher Education

(IN BRIEF) A pioneering collaboration between educational experts in Indonesia and the UK aims to address disparities in support for students with disabilities in higher education. Funded by the British Academy, the project seeks to understand the impact of societal … Read the full press release

SAS and Maxwell Centre at University of Cambridge Forge Groundbreaking Collaboration in Healthcare Innovation

(IN BRIEF) SAS and the Maxwell Centre at the University of Cambridge are teaming up to propel healthcare innovation with advanced analytics. This partnership aims to integrate SAS expertise and its SAS® Viya® data and AI platform into the University’s … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Study Uncovers Alarming Link Between Periodontitis and Stroke in Younger Individuals

(IN BRIEF) A recent study led by the University of Helsinki reveals a concerning link between periodontitis and stroke risk in individuals under 50 years old without known predisposing factors. The severity of periodontitis correlates with the severity of stroke, … Read the full press release

University of Warwick’s Torch Relay Sparks Excitement as Grand Finale Draws Near

(IN BRIEF) The Flame of Friendship Torch Relay, a collaborative effort between the University of Warwick and 63 Coventry schools, is approaching its culmination on 8th July, with less than 20 stops remaining. Since its inception, the relay has visited … Read the full press release

University of Bristol Earns Top 100 Spot in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

(IN BRIEF) In a significant achievement for the University of Bristol, the institution has secured a place in the top 100 in its debut entry into the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. These rankings, which assess over 2,000 leading … Read the full press release

Saarland University and DFKI Recognize Breakthroughs in Virtual Reality Haptics

(IN BRIEF) Computer scientist André Zenner, based in Saarbrücken, Germany, has made significant strides in enhancing virtual reality (VR) experiences through tactile sensations, earning the prestigious “Best Dissertation Award” at a leading VR conference. His groundbreaking research focuses on integrating … Read the full press release

Bioengineering Breakthrough Promises Enhanced Bone Regeneration

(IN BRIEF) Scientists have unveiled a groundbreaking bioengineering breakthrough that could revolutionize bone regeneration treatments, offering hope for patients with severe skeletal injuries or bone loss due to diseases like cancer. This innovative approach, developed by researchers in Scotland, harnesses … Read the full press release

Collaborating for Health: University of Liverpool Leaders Engage with MLW’s Innovative Research in Malawi

(IN BRIEF) Senior leaders from the University of Liverpool, including the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Black, recently visited the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Programme (MLW) in Blantyre, Malawi, to observe advancements in research, facilities, and healthcare initiatives. Established in 1995, … Read the full press release

XTX Markets Commits £510k Donation to Aid University of Liverpool’s Support for Ukrainian Scholars

(IN BRIEF) Algorithmic trading firm XTX Markets has announced a significant £510k donation to the University of Liverpool through its Academic Sanctuaries Fund, aimed at supporting Ukrainian academics and students affected by the ongoing conflict. The generous funding will facilitate … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Welcomes Linda Mannila as Inaugural Swedish-Language Computer Science Professor

(IN BRIEF) Associate Professor Linda Mannila assumes the inaugural Swedish-language professorship in computer science at the University of Helsinki, funded by seven Swedish-language foundations. Her research focuses on the societal impacts of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly addressing ethical considerations and … Read the full press release

Technicolor Group’s Global Leadership Celebrates the Premiere of LIFE Song’s French Version at UNESCO Event

(IN BRIEF) At the UNESCO event ‘Connecting People and Planet through Education’ held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, on May 30, 2024, Technicolor Group’s global leadership played a pivotal role in unveiling the French language rendition of the … Read the full press release

Bias Alert: LlamaChat AI Chatbot Favors Pro-European Views, Study Shows

(IN BRIEF) A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen sheds light on the political bias embedded within LlamaChat, a popular AI chatbot developed by Meta, particularly in its responses to European Union (EU) political issues. According … Read the full press release

TU/e Researcher Develops Mathematical Models for Efficient Smart Polymer Design

(IN BRIEF) Guido Kusters, a researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), has defended his PhD thesis cum laude, focusing on the development of mathematical models to streamline the creation of smart polymers. These materials, capable of adapting their form … Read the full press release

Novartis Unveils Long-Term Efficacy of Remibrutinib in Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria at EAACI Congress

(IN BRIEF) Novartis has presented new data at the 2024 European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress, showcasing the sustained efficacy and safety of remibrutinib, a selective Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Results … Read the full press release

Netball Super League Announces Eight Clubs to Propel League Forward in 2025 Relaunch

(IN BRIEF) The Netball Super League (NSL) in the UK, aiming for professionalization, has revealed the eight successful clubs chosen through a rigorous tender process to participate in the league’s relaunch from 2025. With a focus on fewer clubs for … Read the full press release

Evotec Collaborates with Inserm and Lille University Hospital to Advance Obesity and Metabolic Disease Research

(IN BRIEF) Evotec SE announces a partnership with Inserm, Lille University Hospital, and Inserm Transfert to identify novel therapeutic targets and diagnostic markers in obesity and metabolic diseases. The collaboration, centered around the ABOS/DIABOMICS study led by Lille University Hospital, … Read the full press release

Almirall Launches AK Global Day Campaign to Raise Awareness of Actinic Keratosis and Sun Exposure Risks

(IN BRIEF) Almirall’s new data highlights the alarming lack of awareness regarding actinic keratosis (AK), a common precancerous dermatological condition linked to sun exposure, with more than one-third of affected individuals unaware of its causes. The survey, conducted across Spain, … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Impact of Land Consolidation on Arthropod Diversity in Rice Fields

(IN BRIEF) A study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, led by researchers from the University of Liverpool in collaboration with colleagues from the Netherlands and China, delves into the effects of land consolidation on arthropod diversity in rice … Read the full press release

Global Study Unveils Barriers to Mental Health Care Access

(IN BRIEF) A recent study commissioned by Boehringer Ingelheim, conducted across eight G20 countries, sheds light on the challenges obstructing access to mental health care worldwide. The analysis reveals pervasive stigma, a shortage of mental health professionals, and inconsistent service … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp Partners with CSIC to Study Lesser Kestrel Habitat Use in Andalusia

(IN BRIEF) In a collaborative effort, Lightsource bp has teamed up with scientists from the CSIC Biological Station in Spain to conduct a groundbreaking study on the habitat use of Lesser Kestrels in Andalusia. Nine kestrels have been equipped with … Read the full press release

University of Twente’s ITC Faculty Wins BNA Best Building of the Year 2024 Award

(IN BRIEF) The University of Twente’s ITC Faculty has been honored with the prestigious BNA Best Building of the Year 2024 award, recognizing its exceptional architectural design and sustainability. The transformation of the former brutalist laboratory into an open and … Read the full press release