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Nestlé to combine its two scientific discovery units to build one impactful organization, Nestlé Research

Vevey, Switzerland, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé has today announced changes that further strengthen its research and development operations, the largest of any food company worldwide. Nestlé will bring together its two scientific discovery units, the Nestlé Research Center and the … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool researchers awarded £73k grant to help identify brain imaging biomarkers for drug treatment response in epilepsy

LIVERPOOL, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Liverpool have been awarded a £73k grant from Epilepsy Research UK to help identify brain imaging biomarkers for drug treatment response in epilepsy. Dr Simon Keller, from the University’s Institute Of Translational Medicine, … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Professor Susan Dawson appointed independent non-executive director at Pets at Home Group Plc

LIVERPOOL, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Susan Dawson has been appointed as an independent non-executive director at Pets at Home Group Plc, the UK’s leading pet care business. Susan, who is also Dean of the University’s Institute of Veterinary Science, has strong Board … Read the full press release

UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur appointed as a member of the board of the League of European Research Universities

UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, has been appointed as a member of the board of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) alongside Professor Karen Maex from the University of Amsterdam LONDON, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LERU is a … Read the full press release

University of Leicester archaeologists to start new excavations at Bradgate Park

Free public event on Sunday 1 July to reveal new discoveries at popular attraction Discoveries made by archaeologists at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire include evidence for Ice Age hunting (c. 14,500 years ago), Mesolithic hunting (c. 6000-9000 years ago), Bronze … Read the full press release

University of Leicester historian Professor Roey Sweet appointed Director of Partnerships and Engagement by The Arts and Humanities Research Council

Leicester historian to assume role with research council LEICESTER, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Arts and Humanities Research Council has today (Wednesday, March 21) announced the appointment of Professor Roey Sweet to the position of Director of Partnerships and Engagement. In this … Read the full press release

University Steel Prize 2018 goes to Sergi Parareda Oriol for his research on the fatigue strength of trimmed edges in high-strength steel

For his innovative research on the fatigue strength of trimmed edges in high-strength steel, Sergi Parareda Oriol, from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, has won the University Steel Prize 2018. STOCKHOLM, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “Combining understanding of this complex … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham data science experts partner with Chengdu’s West China Hospital to improve understanding of the aetiology of diseases

University of Birmingham data science experts today signed an agreement to join forces with one of China’s best and biggest hospitals to gather, organise and analyse patient information under related laws and regulations from both countries and help improve healthcare … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews scientists win Life Sciences Award for a breakthrough that could help the fight against antibiotic resistance

Fife, Scotland, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Medical scientists at the University of St Andrews have won a prestigious award for a breakthrough that could help the fight against antibiotic resistance. The Orbital Diagnostics team at St Andrews won the Innovation Award … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham Malaysia researchers discovered new natural compounds from a local fig plant that could lead to improved treatment for resistant hypertension

NOTTINGHAM, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have discovered new natural compounds in a fig plant species native to Malaysia that could lead to improved treatment for resistant hypertension. Dr Kuan Hon Lim and his team from the University of Nottingham Malaysia have isolated a new class of natural compounds from a local fig plant species that induce vasodilation in aorta tissue, … Read the full press release

University of Copenhagen: Crown Princess Mary Scholarship awarded to Australian exchange students Tennille Louise Vitagliano and Max Kausman

COPENHAGEN, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 17 May, HRH Crown Princess Mary awarded the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship to Australian exchange students Tennille Louise Vitagliano and Max Kausman. The two students come from the University of Copenhagen’s Australian partner universities in … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space’s Spacebus Neo product line enters qualification phases and manufacturing process

Critical design review successfully achieved CANNES, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales Alenia Space announces that a major milestone for Spacebus Neo development has been achieved and put on track the qualification and manufacturing of this very innovative product line. Thales … Read the full press release

GlaxoSmithKline to present comprehensive portfolio of respiratory research and scientific innovation at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) conference

Brentford, United Kingdom, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) will present extensive data from across its respiratory portfolio, pipeline and early phase research programmes at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) conference in San Diego, USA, 19-23 May 2018. Data presented … Read the full press release

UNIGE and HUG study on 1950s antibiotic treatments against urinary tract infections: Only one is as effective as the newer drugs

Two old drugs for combatting urinary tract infections are being prescribed once more in an attempt to protect newer antibiotics from bacterial resistance, and thus preserve their effectiveness. Only one of these drugs from yesteryear appears to be as effective … Read the full press release

University of Geneva and Geneva University Hospitals researchers identified a DNA-binding factor that plays a role in triggering multiple sclerosis

GENEVA, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Multiple sclerosis, which affects 1 in 1,000 people, is frequently characterised by relapses associated with variable functional impairments including among others vision problems, impairment of locomotor functions or difficulties with speech. There is still no cure … 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

Launch of new research journals “European Journal of Sciences (EJS)®” & “European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)®”

Two new research journals published from the United Kingdom have been launched Tadworth, Surrey, United Kingdom, 11-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — After successful launch of Scientific European® (a popular science magazine) early this year, UK Education Consultancy Services Ltd announced the … Read the full press release

Silver is Gold: The first European Silver Economy Awards have announced its winners

May 3, 2018 ¦ Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Fraunhofer Institute Portugal and ProjectRay have been honoured as winners of the first edition of the European Silver Economy Awards. BRUSSELS, Belgium, 11-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday May 3, the … Read the full press release

UEA research aims to improve how we respond to explosive volcanic eruptions and better forecast volcanic ash dispersal

Researchers from UEA have helped provide fresh insight into how huge volcanic ash plumes, which can critically disrupt aviation and cause major impact on the ground, are transported in the atmosphere. NORWICH, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2010, the eruption of … Read the full press release

University of Leeds researchers: certain food groups could affect the age at which the menopause begins

LEEDS, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the first UK study examining the relationship between diet and the start of the menopause, researchers have found certain food groups could affect the age at which the menopause begins. Research by the University of … Read the full press release

University of Leeds and University of Birmingham scientists discovered the role of one of the crucial proteins responsible for allowing HPV to infect cells

LEEDS, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — New drugs in the early stages of development by pharmaceutical companies could have an extra benefit – the ability to cancel out HPV virus, which can cause cervical cancer and skin conditions. Scientists at the … Read the full press release

Pint of Science (PoS) festival at University of Southampton from 14-16 May

SOUTHAMPTON, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — What do you get when you place over 40 academic experts in five public venues in Southampton over three consecutive nights? That’s the recipe for this year’s instalment of the ever-popular Pint of Science (PoS) festival, hosted by … Read the full press release

Pioneering study will pool cancer patient information from hundreds of hospitals to directly compare surgery quality in more than 100 countries across four continents

COVENTRY, 02-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Improved care for patients undergoing cancer surgery is the focus of a pioneering worldwide study. Doctors say the initiative will enable them to gauge surgery quality across the globe and highlight ways to improve patient … Read the full press release

Universities of Warwick and Coventry will collaborate on 13 projects in support of Coventry City Council in the run up for UK City of Culture 2021

Innovative collaborations involving LEGO, dance, storytelling and photography set to help prepare Coventry for City of Culture 2021 Universities of Warwick and Coventry to collaborate on the 13 projects during Spring/Summer 2018 All collaborations will actively invite local residents to … Read the full press release

University of York: dental anxiety can be reduced by eight points when patients are treated with acupuncture

Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. YORK, 02-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dental anxiety affects up to an estimated 30% of the adult population in countries world-wide.  Patients can experience nausea, difficulty breathing and dizziness … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to establish new centre for nursing and midwifery expertise

University is all set to launch disciplines as Government announces ‘largest ever’ increase in midwives and maternity staff LEICESTER, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester has taken the first steps in establishing a new centre for nursing and midwifery … Read the full press release

University of Sussex Buzzing Balconies project bagged the most votes in the latest round of Tesco Bags of Help

BRIGHTON, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Sussex researchers investigating how bees get a buzz out of Brighton’s balconies and courtyards have thanked the public after shoppers’ votes bagged them a funding boost. The Buzzing Balconies project has received £4,000 after … Read the full press release

University of Freiburg ranked 24 in Thomson-Reuters ranking of Europe’s most innovative universities

FREIBURG, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Freiburg has held its place in Thomson-Reuters’ 2018 ranking of Europe’s 100 most innovative universities. This year, Freiburg was ranked 24, as it was in 2017. Nationally, the university was again in the … Read the full press release

University of Dundee ranked top in UK for Forensic Science in the 2019 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables

Dundee, UK, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has been ranked top in the United Kingdom for Forensic Science in the 2019 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables. Dundee also ranked 6th in the UK and top … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Changes in the circulation of the North Pacific Ocean about 15,000 years ago ended the last Ice Age

Fife, Scotland, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Changes in the circulation of the North Pacific Ocean about 15,000 years ago released large amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere, helping warm the planet and end the last Ice Age, according to research by … Read the full press release