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Released: 8-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Ukraine & War in Eastern Europe
University of Colorado Boulder

The Ukraine-Russia War broke out in February 2022, when Russia launched air and land attacks against the sovereign nation of Ukraine. CU Boulder experts are available to discuss various topics related to the war in Ukraine, including the history of conflict, political diplomacy and economic impacts of the war on the United States.

   
Released: 20-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Association for Molecular Pathology Releases Survey Findings and Recommendations to Improve Implementation of European Union’s In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation
Association for Molecular Pathology

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostic professional society, today released the results of its Impacts of the European Union (EU) In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) Survey. The anonymous survey was created and administered to molecular diagnostics professionals around the world to determine current levels of understanding, assess broad implications, and identify future trends related to the new regulation.

15-Feb-2024 1:45 PM EST
Lockdown skin cancer diagnosis delays linked to deaths and £6bn costs in Europe
University College London

Delays in diagnosing melanoma due to Covid-19 lockdowns may have contributed to over 100,000 years of life lost across Europe and over £6bn in costs, mainly indirectly due to loss of productivity, finds a new study led by UCL and University Hospital of Basel researchers.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday: the beginning 40 days of abstinence
University of Agder

Lent in the Church of Norway is a period of 40 days, beginning on Ash Wednesday an ending on Easter Saturday. The Sundays during this period are not considered days of fasting.

Released: 11-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Understanding healthy and happy expectancy in former soviet countries
Sophia University

Researchers compare the health situation in Russia and Central Asian countries using a multifaceted approach to health.

Released: 29-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
Non-Europeans have more eating disorder symptoms - but are less likely to receive specialist treatment
Karolinska Institute

People in Sweden of non-European descent have almost three times as many eating disorder symptoms as people born in Sweden. But despite this, they have significantly less access to specialist treatment. This is according to new research from Karolinska Institutet published in BJPsych Open.

Released: 14-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EST
Europe was not covered by dense forest before the arrival of modern humans
Aarhus University

For decades, we believed that outside ice ages Europe was mostly covered by dense forest before the arrival of modern humans. Now, a new study shows that there was far more open and semi-open vegetation than conventionally expected

Released: 13-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
Mysterious new moth species discovered in Europe
Pensoft Publishers

European scientists discover new moth species after 40 years.

Released: 27-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Long COVID most prevalent in the most seriously ill
Karolinska Institute

Severe physical symptoms persist for up to two years in people who had a severe COVID-19 infection, highlighting the importance of long-term monitoring.

Newswise: Palex and Inbiomotion introduce pioneering test to aid
oncologists in predicting recurrence and survival rates in breast
cancer patients
Released: 29-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Palex and Inbiomotion introduce pioneering test to aid oncologists in predicting recurrence and survival rates in breast cancer patients
Fundació Institut de Recerca Biomèdica (IRB BARCELONA)

Spain is the first country in the world to have this technology • Results showing the clinical utility of the test were published in Lancet Oncology and the Journal of National Cancer Institute • The test is now available to oncologists and pathologists and will benefit an estimated 24,000 patients each year in Spain

Newswise: A cautionary tale: How Italy’s ChatGPT ban hurt businesses, economy
Released: 19-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
A cautionary tale: How Italy’s ChatGPT ban hurt businesses, economy
Washington University in St. Louis

Initial data from Italy’s monthlong ChatGPT ban in early 2023 demonstrates the technology’s transformative impact on business and the economy, according to Jeremy Bertomeu at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis

Released: 15-Aug-2023 4:05 PM EDT
London classrooms need more support to improve air quality
University of Surrey

Classrooms using dual ventilation systems can cut harmful air pollution in half compared to those that use normal ventilation, according to findings by the University of Surrey's Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE).

   
Released: 9-Aug-2023 11:55 AM EDT
New research links early Europeans’ cultural and genetic development over several thousand years
Uppsala University

A new DNA study has nuanced the picture of how different groups intermingled during the European Stone Age, but also how certain groups of people were actually isolated.

Released: 4-Aug-2023 2:50 PM EDT
New study shows increase in Welsh breastfeeding rates during pandemic
Swansea University

A Swansea University-led study revealed breastfeeding rates in Wales increased during the pandemic.

Released: 6-Jul-2023 1:05 PM EDT
New teaching method can even out children's reading skills
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

How well do children know letters and their corresponding sounds? In Norway, the gender difference on these tasks when children start school is significant. The girls have a clear head start. New results published in the journal Acta Psychology show that this discrepancy is not the case for first graders in Iceland.

Released: 5-Jul-2023 7:05 PM EDT
Factors associated with learning disabilities and autism led to requests for euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands, study finds
Kingston University

A Kingston University, London study found several people with learning disabilities and autism in the Netherlands chose to die legally through euthanasia and assisted suicide due to feeling unable to cope with the world, changes around them or because they struggled to form friendships.

   
Released: 12-Jun-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Ukraine Refugees Could Boost Europe’s GDP
North Carolina State University

New research suggests the influx of Ukrainian refugees across Europe will improve long-term GDP for European countries that invest in infrastructure and other capital improvements. However, countries receiving Ukrainian refugees will likely face significant costs in the short term.

   
Newswise: Why earthquakes happen more frequently in Britain than Ireland
Released: 8-Jun-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Why earthquakes happen more frequently in Britain than Ireland
University of Cambridge

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies have discovered that variations in the thickness of tectonic plates relate directly to the distribution of earthquakes in Britain, Ireland and around the world.

Newswise: The “Sooty Bark Disease”, harmful for maples and humans, can be monitored by pollen sampling stations
Released: 6-Jun-2023 5:35 PM EDT
The “Sooty Bark Disease”, harmful for maples and humans, can be monitored by pollen sampling stations
Pensoft Publishers

Especially after the last few COVID-affected years, nobody doubts that emerging infectious diseases can threaten the whole world. But humans are not the only ones at risk! With intensive global trade, many tree parasites are accidently introduced to Europe in packaging or directly on goods. Traveling in the wood, on plants or in the soil of their pots, they can remain undetected for a long time.

Newswise: Countries would be well advised to assist each other with regard to gas
Released: 17-May-2023 1:40 PM EDT
Countries would be well advised to assist each other with regard to gas
ETH Zürich

Prior to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Europe sourced a great deal of natural gas from Russia. But as a result of EU sanctions on Russia, this supply is no longer there.

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Released: 15-May-2023 2:20 PM EDT
Commentary in Science: Europe’s Old Forests at Risk
University of Vermont

Walking along a steep ridge, under large hemlock trees, ten miles outside of Burlington, Vermont—Bill Keeton is worrying about Europe’s remaining old forests. He’s so concerned, in fact, that he and some colleagues wrote a letter to the journal Science—published on May 5, 2023—calling for rapid action to protect them.

Released: 5-May-2023 12:40 PM EDT
Revealing research on EU body with great power over legislation, but lack of transparency
Linnaeus University

The Regulatory Scrutiny Board was established by the European Commission in 2015 as an independent body to contribute to better EU legislation. The problem, however, is that the board has gained great power, is exposed to the influence of various stakeholders and lacks transparency, shows new research by Brigitte Pircher at Linnaeus University.

Released: 3-May-2023 11:35 AM EDT
Minoan eruption survey improves volcanic risk assessments
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)

An international team of researchers led by marine geoscientist Dr. Jens Karstens of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has now, for the first time, combined the latest geophysical and geological methods to resurvey the Minoan eruption, which took place 3,600 years ago, of the Greek island of Santorini.

Released: 3-May-2023 11:15 AM EDT
More woodlands will not impact tourism
Aarhus University

The Howgill Fells is located in the north-west of England and is known for its soft, rolling and open landscape.  It is a popular area for tourists seeking the outdoors and hill-walking in particular. But how will it affect tourism, if the area was to be covered with more woodlands?

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Released: 1-May-2023 12:05 PM EDT
UC San Diego Expert Shares Insights on War in Ukraine
University of California San Diego

Jesse Driscoll, associate professor of political science at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, has authored a new book, “Ukraine's Unnamed War.” Driscoll traveled to Ukraine to begin researching the book in 2014. In this Q&A and video, Driscoll discusses how the current conflict emerged from the ragged settlement of 2014-2016 and shares insights on what to expect as the largest war in recent European history grinds forward.

Released: 21-Apr-2023 2:45 PM EDT
Finnish population-based study: Vulnerable groups were the least likely to uptake COVID-19 vaccination
University of Helsinki

A large-scale registry study in Finland has identified several factors associated with uptake of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination. In particular, persons with low or no labor income and persons with mental health or substance abuse issues were less likely to vaccinate.

Released: 14-Mar-2023 9:30 AM EDT
More than 30,000 European and international endocrinologists urge Brussels to take action on REACH revision
Endocrine Society

A broad coalition of over 30,000 European and international endocrine experts have today called on EU legislators to publish the revised REACH proposal without any further delay and no later than June 2023.

Released: 22-Feb-2023 6:20 PM EST
Bow-and-arrow, technology of the first modern humans in Europe 54,000 years ago at Mandrin, France
University of Connecticut

If the emergence of mechanically propelled weapons in prehistory is commonly perceived as one of the hallmarks of the advance of modern human populations into the European continent, the existence of archery has always been more difficult to trace.

Newswise: Cancer: In Italy every year over 8000 patients candidate for liquid biopsy
Released: 21-Feb-2023 10:10 PM EST
Cancer: In Italy every year over 8000 patients candidate for liquid biopsy
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

SHRO Founder Antonio Giordano contributes to a new publication on the use of liquid biopsy to assess the treatment response and find mutations that confer resistance to cancer therapies.

Released: 15-Feb-2023 7:05 AM EST
Cleveland Clinic London Grows UK Footprint with New Medical Outpatient Building in the City of London
Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic London will open a new medical outpatient building at 77 Coleman Street in the City of London, Cleveland Clinic Moorgate Outpatient Centre, which will welcome patients in autumn 2023 for outpatient appointments, diagnostics (including MRI), and general practice appointments.

Newswise: Scientists find world’s oldest European hedgehog
Released: 14-Feb-2023 6:00 PM EST
Scientists find world’s oldest European hedgehog
University of Oxford

The world’s oldest scientifically-confirmed European hedgehog has been found in Denmark by a citizen science project involving hundreds of volunteers.

Newswise: EU responsible for extinction domino effect on frog populations
Released: 9-Feb-2023 5:20 PM EST
EU responsible for extinction domino effect on frog populations
Pensoft Publishers

Between 2010 and 2019, total imports of frog’s legs into the EU numbered 40.7 million kg, which equals to up to roughly 2 billion frogs.

Released: 8-Feb-2023 9:40 AM EST
What makes people care about the environment?
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new study analyzes the factors that drive environmental concern among Europeans in an effort to understand how we can bolster popular support for combatting climate change.

Released: 12-Jan-2023 2:40 PM EST
The far right also knows how to exploit love
Universitat Oberta De Catalunya (UOC)

The rise of the far right in Western democracies in recent years has revived interest in how these movements and parties engage in politics.

Newswise: Jawbone may represent earliest presence of humans in Europe
Released: 6-Dec-2022 3:40 PM EST
Jawbone may represent earliest presence of humans in Europe
Binghamton University, State University of New York

For over a century, one of the earliest human fossils ever discovered in Spain has been long considered a Neandertal. However, new analysis from an international research team, including scientists at Binghamton University, State University of New York, dismantles this century-long interpretation, demonstrating that this fossil is not a Neandertal; rather, it may actually represent the earliest presence of Homo sapiens ever documented in Europe.

Newswise: Large parts of Europe are warming twice as fast as the planet on average
Released: 22-Nov-2022 7:00 PM EST
Large parts of Europe are warming twice as fast as the planet on average
Stockholm University

The warming during the summer months in Europe has been much faster than the global average, shows a new study by researchers at Stockholm University published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres.

Released: 10-Nov-2022 8:05 AM EST
Protecting and connecting nature across Europe
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

The Horizon Europe NaturaConnect Project will support European Union governments and other public and private institutions in designing a coherent, resilient and well-connected Trans-European Nature Network.

26-Oct-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Voters in Northern Ireland keen to see UK-EU agreement over the Protocol but the challenge of ‘selling’ any such agreement is growing
Queen's University Belfast

Support among voters in Northern Ireland for the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland remains steady, a new opinion poll conducted by Lucid Talk on behalf of Queen’s University Belfast, has revealed.

Released: 21-Oct-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Neither Pfizer nor the government ever claimed to have conducted studies on the vaccine's effect on transmission in its original clinical trials
Newswise

Pfizer didn’t claim to have tested its COVID-19 vaccine’s ability to prevent transmission, and this information was clearly available in press releases published by the European Medicines Agency as well as the published study containing results from Pfizer’s clinical trials.

Released: 18-Oct-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Study suggests support across Europe for COVID-19 vaccine equity
eLife

The study of individuals from six countries finds that Europeans support transferring COVID-19 vaccines to poorer nations and prioritising those with the greatest need regardless of their country of residence.

   
Released: 17-Oct-2022 4:05 AM EDT
Blessing or curse? How the pandemic and the war impact energy transitions
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

The Covid-19 pandemic and the return of military conflict to Europe are two of the present’s defining crises. A new IIASA-led study sheds light on their ramifications for the global energy system.



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