Tag Archives: RESEARCH

New Research Challenges Perception of Ultra-Processed Foods’ Palatability, Highlights Human Food Preferences

(IN BRIEF) A recent study led by the University of Bristol’s Nutrition and Behaviour Group has questioned the assumption that ultra-processed foods (UPFs) are inherently more appealing than less processed alternatives. The research, involving 224 adult volunteers, compared taste perceptions … Read the full press release

£1.5 Million Pledge Boosts Research Collaboration Between University of Liverpool and NIMHANS in India

(IN BRIEF) In a significant development, the University of Liverpool and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru, India, have solidified their extensive research partnership with the help of a generous £1.5 million pledge from the … Read the full press release

European Space Pioneer Chiara Manfletti Leads Research for Sustainable Space Travel at TUM

(IN BRIEF) Chiara Manfletti, a prominent figure in European space exploration, has joined the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as a leading expert in aerospace engineering. Her diverse career includes key roles at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European … Read the full press release

SAP Joins Stanford University’s HAI Corporate Affiliate Program to Advance Ethical and Trustworthy AI

(IN BRIEF) SAP SE has become a member of the Stanford University Human-Centered Intelligence (HAI) Corporate Affiliate Program. This collaboration will support Stanford HAI’s research, policy, and education initiatives focused on the responsible development and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). … Read the full press release

Eni Awards 2023 Recognize Pioneering Research in Energy and Environment

(IN BRIEF) The Eni Awards ceremony for 2023 took place at Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, attended by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, Eni’s Chairman Giuseppe Zafarana, and Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi. These awards, now in their fifteenth … Read the full press release

Iron Powder Research Receives €900,000 Funding for Green Energy Storage

(IN BRIEF) Research into the potential of iron powder as an energy carrier on an industrial scale has received €900,000 in funding from science financier NWO and various organizations. The project, known as CIRCL (Closing the Iron Reduction-Combustion Loop), involves … Read the full press release

Loughborough University Launches Engaging Inaugural Lecture Series, Open to the Public

(IN BRIEF) Loughborough University is introducing a new Inaugural Lecture series starting on November 1st, inviting the public to attend these informative events delivered by the university’s Professors. The series celebrates the achievements of the university’s research and innovation community, … Read the full press release

UK Universities Reconnect with Horizon Europe: UEA Champions International Research

(IN BRIEF) The University of East Anglia (UEA) welcomes the United Kingdom’s decision to rejoin the Horizon Europe research programme, a significant move given the programme’s £80 billion budget and global prominence in research and innovation funding. UEA emphasizes the … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews-Led Study Reveals Global Trend of Organism Size Reduction

(IN BRIEF) New research, led by the University of St Andrews and published in Science, reveals that organisms worldwide are shrinking in size due to a combination of species replacement and changes within species. The study, conducted by an international … Read the full press release

UCL Applauds UK’s Return to Horizon Europe, Unlocking Opportunities for Research and Innovation

(IN BRIEF) UCL leaders have welcomed the UK Government’s agreement with the European Commission, allowing UK scientists to fully participate in Horizon Europe, a significant £81 billion research and innovation program. This agreement enables UK organizations, including UCL, to lead … Read the full press release

Research Reveals Immunocompromised Individuals with Limited COVID-19 Antibodies at Higher Risk: MELODY Study

(IN BRIEF) A recent study, conducted by a collaborative team including the University of Southampton and Imperial College London, has identified that individuals with compromised immune systems, such as those with solid organ transplants, rare autoimmune diseases, or blood cancer … Read the full press release

University of Bristol Research: Patients Unaware of Risks in Innovative Surgical Procedures Due to Lack of Informed Communication

(IN BRIEF) Research led by the University of Bristol highlights that patients undergoing innovative surgical procedures often lack sufficient information about the novel nature of the procedure, potential uncertainties, and risks. The study examined consultations between surgeons and patients discussing … Read the full press release

Malawian Experts to Deliver Public Lectures in University of Dundee’s Africa Lecture Series, Addressing Research, Innovation, and Agri-Food Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Malawian experts, Professors Aggrey Ambali and Richard Mkandawire, will deliver public lectures as part of the University of Dundee’s Africa Lecture Series. The lectures will focus on research and innovation, as well as transforming agri-food systems. These lectures … Read the full press release

SGS Launches Cutting-Edge Crop Science Experimental Station in Benacazón, Spain, Boosting Agricultural Research and Innovation

(IN BRIEF) SGS has established a new experimental field station for Crop Science in Benacazón, Spain. The facility, which includes walk-in plant growth chambers, greenhouses, and specialized laboratories, aims to support crop scientists in their research and enable integrated pest … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Receives £1.4M Funding to Lead Research on Combatting Livestock Diseases

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool has secured over £1.4 million in government funding for three research projects aimed at combating livestock diseases. Led by the Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, the projects will focus on lameness-associated endemic … Read the full press release

University of Twente Recognizes AI’s Potential While Acknowledging Risks

(IN BRIEF) The University of Twente (UT) acknowledges the opportunities presented by Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT while emphasizing the need to be aware of associated risks. UT believes that AI can be a valuable tool in education and … Read the full press release

Télécom Paris, Bouygues Telecom, and Thales Collaborate to Advance Responsible Digital Identity Research

(IN BRIEF) Télécom Paris, in collaboration with Bouygues Telecom and Thales, has launched the Research Chair in Responsibility for Digital Identity (RD-ID). Directed by Valérie Fernandez and Laura Draetta, the chair aims to conduct research and innovation projects that align … Read the full press release

Max Planck and University of Helsinki Launch Center to Investigate Social Inequalities in Population Health

(IN BRIEF) The Max Planck l University of Helsinki Center for Social Inequalities in Population Health, known as MaxHel, has launched its research initiative to investigate the factors that contribute to health inequalities. The center, located in Helsinki and Rostock, … Read the full press release

Breakthrough Experiment at University of Twente Demonstrates Coexistence of Quantum Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Breakthrough Experiment at University of Twente Demonstrates Coexistence of Quantum Mechanics and Thermodynamics

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Twente have resolved a paradox between quantum mechanics and thermodynamics using an experiment with photons in an optical chip. In quantum mechanics, time can be reversed and information is always preserved, while thermodynamics … Read the full press release

DNV Research Reveals Growing Importance of Solar-Plus-Storage in Global Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) DNV’s research highlights that solar-plus-storage solutions are crucial for enhancing the efficiency and resilience of global energy networks, according to 92% of energy industry professionals. Solar-plus-storage, often referred to as the “power couple,” addresses the intermittency issues of … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Academics Lead the Way as Scientific Section Presidents for British Science Festival

(IN BRIEF) The British Science Association (BSA) has announced the selection of three experts from the University of Exeter as Scientific Section Presidents for the 2023 British Science Festival. Professor Tim Lenton will serve as the Geology President, focusing on … Read the full press release

St Andrews professors receive grants for research in divinity and medieval history from British Academy

(IN BRIEF) The British Academy has awarded nearly £8 million in research funding to promote public engagement and understanding of the SHAPE disciplines, including the Senior Research Fellowships, Mid-Career Fellowships, and collaborative SHAPE research projects. Among the recipients are three … Read the full press release

Vodafone brings 5G to University of Palermo, creating Italy’s first smart campus

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone has launched a dedicated 5G network at the University of Palermo, Sicily, as part of the “5G 4 A Smart Sicilian Academic Campus” project. The network, funded by the European Union and supported by the Ministry of … Read the full press release

France and Netherlands Sign MoU to Strengthen Technological Capacity and Autonomy in EU

(IN BRIEF) The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration in research and innovation. The agreement aims to enhance the … Read the full press release

Loughborough University expands research and teaching partnerships with Symbiosis International University in India

(IN BRIEF) Loughborough University in the UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Symbiosis International University (SIU) in India, which is one of the country’s leading private universities. The agreement follows initial discussions that took place during a Vice-Chancellor’s … Read the full press release

New research highlights flaws in Environmental Impact Assessments

(IN BRIEF) New research from the University of East Anglia suggests that Environmental Impact Assessments may significantly underestimate the impact that new developments have on wildlife by not accounting for how animals move between different sites. The study shows how … Read the full press release

Artificial Intelligence to advance research aimed at improving heart health

(IN BRIEF) The EU-funded DataTools4Heart project is launching the first platform to consolidate real-world cardiology data from millions of people across multiple European countries. The initiative, which will be coordinated by the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine lab at the University … Read the full press release

Neuroscientist to Develop New Theory of Emerging Curiosity with Distinguished Fellowship

(IN BRIEF) Eveline Crone, a developmental neuroscientist at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University, has been awarded the Distinguished NIAS-Lorentz Fellowship 2023/24 for her research on the emergence of curiosity. During the fellowship, starting in September 2023, she will investigate … Read the full press release

Merck and Intel fund academic research program in Europe to drive sustainable semiconductor manufacturing with AI and machine learning

(IN BRIEF) Merck and Intel have signed a memorandum of understanding to invest in a new academic research program aimed at driving innovation in semiconductor manufacturing processes and technologies using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The companies will jointly … Read the full press release

New research challenges accepted mechanism for creating electropores in biomembranes

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon and the University of Freiburg’s Institute of Physiology have cast doubt on the accepted model of creating electropores in biomembranes using electric fields. Electroporation is used to create targeted defects … Read the full press release

UK: Online Safety Bill criticized by Samaritans for lack of protections for adults

(PRESS RELEASE) EWELL, 16-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales that works to make sure there’s always someone there for anyone who needs someone, has issues its criticism for the Online Safety Bill in the … Read the full press release

Neste and the University of Helsinki to support a groundbreaking research on the link between the state of the seas and climate change

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 2-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and the 4th most sustainable company in the world, has announced a new five-year cooperation with the University of … Read the full press release

India tops the nations with most profound interest in the space according to a recent Inmarsat study

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Aug-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT), the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has announced that India tops the nations with most profound interest in the space and work in the sector according to a … Read the full press release

Laut einer aktuellen Inmarsat-Studie führt Indien die Nationen mit dem größten Interesse an der Raumfahrt an

(PRESSEMITTEILUNG) LONDON, 23-Aug-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT), der weltweit führende Anbieter von globaler, mobiler Satellitenkommunikation, hat bekannt gegeben, dass Indien die Nationen mit dem größten Interesse an den Weltraum und die Arbeit in diesem Sektor laut einer aktuellen … Read the full press release

DNV research: majority of energy experts anticipate physical damage to assets and loss of life due to cyber-attacks

Energy professionals believe that cyber-attacks on the industry are likely to cause harm to life, property and the environment in the next two years. 84% expect physical damage to assets and 57% anticipate loss of life Less than half (47%) … Read the full press release

Investigación de DNV: la mayoría de los expertos en energía anticipan daños físicos a los activos y pérdida de vidas debido a los ciberataques

Los profesionales de la energía creen que es probable que los ataques cibernéticos a la industria causen daños a la vida, la propiedad y el medio ambiente en los próximos dos años. El 84% espera daño físico a los activos … Read the full press release

University of Bristol led study found that obese women are at double risk of developing womb cancer

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Bristol, a red brick research university, has announced that it led a new research on the link between body mass index (BMI) and endometrial cancer risk. The study, funded by Cancer … Read the full press release

DNV’s Energy Transition Research: one third of the energy mix in Europe will come from non-fossil fuels in 2024

Energy mix will decarbonize more quickly in Europe. Gas consumption alone will be 9% lower in 2024 as countries pivot towards renewables Greenhouse gas emissions will be 580Mt (or 2.3%) lower in Europe in the period 2022-2030 Europe will produce … Read the full press release

The European University Association leads the drafting of an agreement on how to reform research assessment across Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 14-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — The European University Association, a Brussels based association that represents more than 800 institutions of higher education in 48 countries, has announced that together with Science Europe, an association that represent major public … Read the full press release

Barclays Partner Finance research: younger shoppers spent more than they anticipated when used unregulated BNPL (buy now, pay later) loans

18–24 year-old consumers who use ‘buy now, pay later’ (BNPL) products spend 20 per cent of their discretionary income on repayments 29 per cent are concerned about their ability to pay back what they borrowed, and nearly 8 per cent … Read the full press release