Tag Archives: University of Exeter

Exeter paper wins Cancer Research Paper of the Year award

EXETER, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — An Exeter paper has won Research Paper of the Year under the cancer category in the Royal College for General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Awards. The paper, published in 2017, found that having a high blood platelet … Read the full press release

University of Exeter awarded with international research grant to further understand the genetics of autism

EXETER, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A three year international research grant of $975,000 USD (almost £750,000) has been awarded to the University of Exeter for research by Professor Jonathan Mill into the genetics of autism. The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Plastic discovered in the stomach of a leatherback turtle found dead on a Cornish beach

EXETER, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Plastic has been discovered in the stomach of a leatherback turtle found dead on a Cornish beach on Sunday (12 August). The plastic did not kill the 1.8-metre turtle, but scientists say it is further evidence … Read the full press release

Professor Roy Sambles of University of Exeter’s Physics and Astronomy department is one of three new Honorary Fellows announced by the IoP

EXETER, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Roy Sambles has today (Tuesday, August 14) been made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics – the highest honour the organisation can confer. Professor Sambles, from the University of Exeter’s Physics and Astronomy … Read the full press release

University of Exeter retains its place amongst the top 200 ranked global institutions in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018

EXETER, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Exeter has cemented its position as one of the best universities in the world, according to the latest influential rankings. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018, published on Wednesday August 15, has … Read the full press release

University of Exeter ranked 2nd out of the 24 leading UK research-led institutions in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018

EXETER, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Students rate teaching quality and learning experience at Exeter amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018. The University has been ranked 2nd out … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Dr Bertram Daum, Dr David Phillips and Dr Muireann Maguire have receive grants from the European Research Council (ERC)

EXETER, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Three rising research stars at the University of Exeter have received a significant funding boost from the European Research Council (ERC), it has been announced. Dr Bertram Daum, Dr David Phillips and Dr Muireann Maguire have … Read the full press release

University of Exeter academic Professor Kevin Gaston named editor-in-chief of People and Nature, a new journal by the British Ecological Society

DEVON, UK, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Exeter academic will lead a new international journal published by the British Ecological Society (BES). Professor Kevin Gaston will be editor-in-chief of People and Nature, an open-access journal dedicated to publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed work from … 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

University of Exeter PhD student Afi Leslie invited to the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

EXETER, 12-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A PhD student from the University of Exeter has been invited to attend a prestigious worldwide event. Afi Leslie was one of just 600 students worldwide to be invited to the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Only the … Read the full press release

University of Exeter research: generation of women writers during the Romantic period were also habitual users of opium

EXETER, 12-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Opium use by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is said to have inspired the fantastical Asiatic landscape in his epic poem Kubla Khan. Thomas De Quincy described his drug-induced visions in Confessions of an English Opium Eater. In … Read the full press release

University of Exeter’s Professor Andrew Hattersley earns CBE for his work in diabetes research

EXETER, 09-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A world-leading diabetes expert today (Thursday 8th February) received his CBE for his work in revolutionising global diagnosis and treatment. Andrew Hattersley, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Exeter and a diabetes consultant at the Royal Devon … 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 Exeter: targeting geoengineering in one hemisphere could have a severely detrimental impact for the other

Exeter, England, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering – the … Read the full press release

University of Exeter games event on Thursday, November 23 will show how the past can help make sense of the present

Exeter, England, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new version of Rock, Paper, Scissors, with a twist, and the chance to defeat a monster are among the games on offer at an Exeter event which will show how the past can help … Read the full press release

Research by Exeter and Oxford Universities shows that complex social patterns seen in the animal kingdom may be simpler than they appear

Exeter, England, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research gives clues into how social networks can evolve by showing that complex social patterns seen in the animal kingdom may be simpler than they appear. Not only are friends an important part of … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Honorary Research Fellow Richard Moyes awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

EXETER, UK, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Anti-nuclear campaigners, including a University of Exeter academic, have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The work of Richard Moyes and other members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was honoured because … Read the full press release

UK and Brazil experts: ancient South Americans domesticated wild rice 4,000 years ago

EXETER, UK, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amazonian farmers discovered how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4,000 years ago, long before Europeans colonised America, archaeologists have discovered. Experts from the UK and Brazil have found the … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: intergenerational inheritance of gender-specific traits may better be explained by highly stable features of the social environment

EXETER, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment – not just from genes, experts have suggested. Rather than the sexes acting differently because of … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: inefficient traditional fishing methods prevent overfishing

EXETER, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Oyster stocks in a Cornish fishery are sustained thanks to “inefficient” traditional fishing methods, new research suggests. The Fal oyster fishery is home to the only sail-driven commercial fishing fleet in Europe, and the oysters are … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: the popular Science in the Square event will be on Friday, 11 August

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding nature-lovers will be taken on a voyage of discovery to find out how animals have evolved to deal with friends and foe, at a special interactive event. Scientists from the University of Exeter will share … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: the winners of this year’s Ted Wragg Awards announced

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Outstanding new teachers have been honoured for their work in the classroom as well as their academic work as part of an awards scheme in honour of one of the UK’s best educators. The winners of … Read the full press release

Finisterre and University of Exeter to create recyclable wetsuits

A pioneering inventor is being sought to create recycled and recyclable wetsuits. DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — There are more than 500,000 surfers in the United Kingdom who, on average, will replace their wetsuits once every two years. This produces more … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: team used superconducting circuits to bring the “Maxwell’s Demon” to life

EXETER, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pioneering research offers a fascinating view into the inner workings of the mind of ‘Maxwell’s Demon’, a famous thought experiment in physics. An international research team, including Dr Janet Anders from the University of Exeter, have used superconducting … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Dr Kyle Wedgwood and Dr Eder Zavala with fellowships from the Medical Research Council (MRC)

EXETER, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Prestigious fellowships from the Medical Research Council (MRC) will help nurture the next generation of research excellence at the University of Exeter. Dr Kyle Wedgwood, a mathematician from the Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis, and Dr Eder … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Twenty per cent of male fish tested in English rivers now ‘trans-gender’

EXETER, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Twenty per cent of male fish tested in English rivers are now ‘trans-gender’ or ‘intersex’, with both female and male characteristics, due to chemicals flushed from UK households. Research by Professor Charles Tyler, a leading fish physiologist … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Student Acapella Group To Perform At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August

EXETER, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A student a cappella group based at the University of Exeter is set to perform at the world’s largest arts festival. Illuminations will showcase their energetic and eclectic set, A Pitch Piper’s Guide to the Melody, … Read the full press release