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Bristol Medical School: The first trial to investigate The Lightning Process®(LP) published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood

BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first trial to investigate The Lightning Process® (LP) is published today [Thursday 21 September] in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. In this trial, the effectiveness of LP in addition to specialist medical care was … Read the full press release

University of Bristol recipients of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants

BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Five early-career researchers from the University of Bristol have been awarded over €7M in European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants in recognition of their ‘excellent science’ and potentially ground-breaking research. Five early-career researchers from the University … Read the full press release

University of Bristol study shows that expressive faces on photos can cause identity confusions

Photos of the same person can look substantially different. For example, your passport photo may look quite different from your driving licence, or your face in holiday photos. BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In fact, these differences can mean you look … Read the full press release

Umeå University: membrane-derived vesicles (MVs) from Vibrio cholerae and Listeria monocytogenes transport pore-forming toxins (PFTs)

Umeå, Sweden, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles (MVs), which are small particles that can transport virulence factors to neighbouring bacteria or to the cells of a mammalian host. This special MV-based system for delivering toxic proteins and nucleic … Read the full press release

University of Dundee academics to explore links between local environment and emotional wellbeing

DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Dundee academics are to work with children and vulnerable adults from the city to explore the links between their local environment and emotional wellbeing. The team behind ‘Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham and Molson Coors partner to improve the performance of yeast in high gravity brewing

NOTTINGHAM, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first student to receive funding under a new partnership between the University of Nottingham and Molson Coors has undertaken a research project that looks to  improve the performance of yeast in high gravity brewing. Valerio Delbon is studying … Read the full press release

Julia Cramer won NWO’s Minerva Prize for 2017 for her quantum science and technology research

DELFT, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Julia Cramer is the winner of NWO’s Minerva Prize for 2017. Cramer will receive the prize for her research in the field of quantum science and technology. Once every two years, the NWO Domain Science (ENW) awards … Read the full press release

FAIR and GSI researcher Dr. Yuri Litvinov awarded with adjunct professorship at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg

DARMSTADT, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — FAIR and GSI researcher Dr. Yuri Litvinov was awarded with an adjunct professorship (“außerplanmäßige Professur, APL”) at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg. Already in 2011 Litvinov had completed his habilitation and was teaching atomic- and – since … Read the full press release

BMT selected to assess aquaculture sites off the coast of Dalma Island in the Arabian Gulf

Teddington, UK, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT has been appointed by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) to determine the environmental carrying capacity of three new aquaculture sites off the coast of Dalma Island in the Arabian Gulf. Mohamed Hasan … Read the full press release

NWO and Lorentz Center: 8th edition of the workshop Physics with Industry 20-24 November 2017

the HAGUE, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 20-24 November 2017, NWO and the Lorentz Center organise the 8th edition of the workshop Physics with Industry. The aim of this workshop is for young physicists to create original solutions for industrial problems, … Read the full press release

NWO: TU/e, Leiden Institute of Chemistry and AMOLF researchers talk about their research using Veni grant

The Hague, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers Koen Hendriks (Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, TU/e), Thanja Lamberts (Leiden Institute of Chemistry) and Cristina Martinez Torres (AMOLF) talk about their planned research, using the Veni grant they have recently been awarded, how they … Read the full press release

Wellcome provides £13 million to five science centres around the UK

LONDON, 04-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is giving £13 million in funding to five science centres around the UK to encourage new and different ideas that will help to make science more accessible. The funding has been awarded through the Inspiring Science Fund. … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer: New center for microelectronic and optical systems for biomedical applications will be created in Thuringia

MUNICH, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new project center for multidisciplinary work in the sector of microelectronic and optical systems for biomedical applications is being created in the German state of Thuringia. Three Fraunhofer Institutes, which cover the disciplines of biosciences, … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: researchers will work together to better understand the banana crop species and its genetics

Research focussing on the Ethiopian banana could help improve food security in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa, especially in areas affected by drought. SWINDON, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In collaboration between the University of Leicester, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, … Read the full press release

Former Royal Naval engineer Rob Steel appointed Business Development Director at BMT Design & Technology

Melbourne, Australia, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Former Royal Naval engineer Rob Steel has been appointed Business Development Director at BMT Design & Technology, where he will support the Managing Director in developing the company’s growth and capabilities in the Australian market. A … Read the full press release

NWO: new graphene-based device where electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency

The Hague, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Groningen scientists led by Spinoza laureate and physics professor Bart van Wees have created a graphene-based device, in which electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency. The result is a … Read the full press release

STFC-developed first fully functional X-ray light detector to be installed at the world’s largest X-ray laser

SWINDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s fastest detectors, capable of capturing images in billionths of a second, has been developed by the UK for use at the world’s largest X-ray laser, the European XFEL. The Large Pixel Detector … Read the full press release

New £16million funding from STFC to support UK’s world-leading nuclear physics research community

SWINDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest investment in the UK’s world-leading nuclear physics research community has been announced today. The UK’s frontier research in nuclear physics ranks first in the world by citation impact and this latest support is worth £16million … 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

AMOLF developed technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels

AMSTERDAM, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from AMOLF, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) have developed a technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels. Arrays of silicon nanoparticles integrated in the … Read the full press release

The Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site now under review by the public

SWINDON, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two of the UK’s leading scientific agencies have issued an open invitation to come to the Legacy Hub in Dalmarnock on 5 September 2017, when plans will be unveiled for an exciting new research development proposed for … Read the full press release

Researchers described a new species of brittle star called Teleosaster creasyi

Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an ‘evolutionary hangover’ managed to escape them.  CAMBRIDGE, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have described a new species of brittle star, which are closely related to … Read the full press release

Scientists uncover how goldfish produces alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters

LIVERPOOL, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Oslo have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish’s remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters beneath frozen lakes. Humans and most other vertebrate animals … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki: neuroprotective protein CDNF entered clinical trials on Parkinson’s disease patients

HELSINKI, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the help of the two-year Therapeutic Idea Award from the US Department of Defense professor Saarma and Dr. Voutilainen aim to generate more preclinical data i.e. data from tests preceding the patient trials, to support … Read the full press release

Bristol BioDesign Institute to study the self-assembly of protein building into protein cages

A multidisciplinary team from the Bristol BioDesign Institute has come together to study the self-assembly of protein building into protein cages, leading to new research which has potential applications in nanotechnology and synthetic biology. BRISTOL, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The paper: Beyond … Read the full press release

Professor Tomás Ryan of Trinity College Dublin: lost memories seem to be retrievable

DUBLIN, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Do you remember taking your very first step, or enjoying your second birthday party? Probably not, but that probably won’t seem weird to you because we have become conditioned to accept infantile amnesia as a fact … Read the full press release

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS): Future of the Sea: Trends in Aquaculture report

ARGYLL, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Energy costs and public perception are the two main factors that will affect how the aquaculture industry develops over the next few decades, according to a report by Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) Research Services … Read the full press release

STFC: study suggests a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New experimental results show a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave – which could help us understand why there is so much matter in the universe, but very little antimatter. The results, released today … Read the full press release

STFC and Diamond Light Source host Apprentice Day on August 23 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aspiring engineers as young as 14 are being invited to one of the country’s leading science facilities to find out how they could soon help to build particle accelerators and test satellites destined for space. The … Read the full press release

STFC: Dark Energy Survey (DES): Dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The most accurate map to date of the structure of dark matter in the universe is being released today, supporting the theory that dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe. For the … Read the full press release