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Scientists identified compound that can kill the parasites responsible for Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness

LONDON, 09-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have identified a compound that can kill the parasites responsible for three neglected diseases: Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness. These diseases affect millions of people in Latin America, Asia and Africa, but there are … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen: Scientists to directly measure the air that was breathed by Earth’s first animals

The discovery of an atmospheric time capsule has allowed scientists to directly measure the air that was breathed by Earth’s first animals. ABERDEEN, 26-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of international researchers, including geologists from the University of Aberdeen, made the … Read the full press release

MPQ, LMU, and FUB scientists analyse how fast order can appear in a quantum-mechanical system

Scientists from the MPQ, LMU, and the FUB analyse how fast order can appear in a quantum-mechanical system. GARCHING, 13-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — During the freezing of water, the initially unordered molecules start to form an ordered crystal, namely ice. … Read the full press release

Technische Universität München: Scientists obtained for the first time direct observational proof of the presence of dark matter in the Milky Way

The Universe is pervaded by a mysterious form of matter, dubbed dark matter, about five times more abundant than the ordinary matter – made of atoms – we are familiar with. Its existence in galaxies was robustly established in the … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow and Heriot-Watt University scientists managed to slow photons in free space for the first time

GLASGOW, 26-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have long known that the speed of light can be slowed slightly as it travels through materials such as water or glass. However, it has generally been thought impossible for particles of light, known … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen: UK and US scientists made major step forward in understanding how the brain senses low glucose levels

For people suffering from diabetes, managing blood sugar can be like walking a tightrope – if too high they run the risk of serious long term complications such as blindness, kidney failure, limb gangrene and premature heart disease, but allow … Read the full press release

University of Leicester scientists identified protective mechanism that kicks in when body temperature is lowered preventing the loss of brain cells

Research carried out by Medical Research Council’s Toxicology Unit based at the University of Leicester Leicester, UK, 16-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Research by scientists at the Medical Research Council’s Toxicology Unit, based at the University of Leicester, has identified a … Read the full press release

Techinsche Universität München scientists developed new racing sled for the skeleton rider Anja Huber

Scientists at the Techinsche Universität München (TUM) have developed a new racing sled for the skeleton rider Anja Huber. The twofold world champion will take part in the Olympic Games in Sotchi using the ergonomically and aerodynamically optimized sled. München, … Read the full press release

UGent researchers to be honored by The Science Communication Steering Group of the Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts on 17 October 2013 in the Academy Palace in Brussels

30-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The Science Communication Steering Group of the Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts (KVAB) in Belgium recognises research efforts with a special award. Prof Johan Braeckman of the University of Ghent will be awarded the … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews marine biologists demonstrate wild bottlenose dolphins can respond to individual names

29-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of St Andrews have shown that bottlenose dolphins can use copying of signature whistles as a way of addressing or labelling animals on an individual basis. The research was carried out by marine … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Scientists discovered new way to fight against cervical cancer

4-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Scientists at the University of Leeds have found a way to target and destroy a key protein associated with the development of cervical and other cancers. The E7 protein is produced early in the lifecycle of the … Read the full press release

EC, CERN to support the construction of SESAME, major research facility in the Middle East

Brussels, 28-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  The European Commission and CERN have today agreed to support the construction of SESAME, one of the most ambitious research facilities in the Middle East. SESAME is a so-called synchrotron light source, functioning in effect like … Read the full press release

Bayer MaterialScience launches Innovation Hub in Shanghai, China

More than 200 experts to be employed in Shanghai Shanghai, 21-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Bayer MaterialScience has inaugurated a regional innovation hub for Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China. More than 200 experts will develop novel ideas for the use of high-performance … Read the full press release

EC, scientists, policy makers launch scientific clusters to support economic development in Danube Region

20-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission and scientists and policy makers from the 14 Danube Region countries have today launched six scientific clusters to support economic development in the region. The six clusters will focus on: water; land & soil; … Read the full press release

University of York scientists in an international team of physicists demonstrated pear-shaped atomic nuclei

10-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The researchers’ findings, which contribute to our understanding of nuclear structure and the underlying fundamental interactions, are presented in the journal Nature today. Most nuclei that exist naturally are not spherical, but are the shape of a rugby ball. … Read the full press release

Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth to meet Marie Curie scientists at CERN

Brussels, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 15 April to meet scientists and researchers supported with funding from the EU Marie Curie Actions. Members of the team … Read the full press release