Press Releases

Wyre Tidal Barrage Launches

Jun 10, 2015 13:30 BST Thirty 30 Media Natural Energy Wyre Limited, has launched the UK’s first Estuary Tidal Barrage project spanning the river Wyre in Lancashire, UK. The £200m project, one of the least expensive energy projects in Great Britain, is now moving forward after a landmark deal with the Duchy of Lancaster.

Jun 10, 2015 10:09 BST Moray Council Moray College UHI and Moray Council are now jointly delivering flexible learning opportunities in both Buckie and Forres.

Getting to grips with GIRFEC

Jun 09, 2015 16:04 BST Moray Council Getting it right for Every Child’ or GIRFEC, is a national policy to help all children and young people grow, develop and reach their full potential. Its focus is to improve outcomes for children and their families based on a shared understanding of their wellbeing. It puts children and young people at the heart of everything we do.

Jun 08, 2015 10:11 BST Uppsala University New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injury. The results, which are published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports, show that human stem cells that are transplanted to the injured spinal cord contribute to restoration of some sensory functions.

Moray Council and NHS Grampian are hosting a major conference on Autism next week.

Jun 05, 2015 10:58 BST Moray Council There is more to me than Autism! Is a two-day event is open to everyone living with autism, including parents, unpaid carers professionals and volunteers. You don’t have to live in Moray, just want to learn more about Autism.

Jun 05, 2015 08:33 BST Uppsala University Researchers from Uppsala University have studied the dynamics of active swarms using computer simulations and experiments on unicellular algae. The team not only found full analogy of the active motion in a field to magnetic hysteresis but also managed to quantify the controllability of the swarm and identify the signatures of collective behavior of the active agents.

Jun 04, 2015 10:29 BST Uppsala University In many animal species, the chromosomes differ between the sexes. The male has a Y chromosome. In some animals, however, for example birds, it is the other way round. In birds, the females have their own sex chromosome, the W chromosome. For the first, researchers in Uppsala have mapped the genetic structure and evolution of the W chromosome.

Jun 04, 2015 00:01 BST Uppsala University Researchers from Uppsala University have studied the risk of dying over the next five years. They have developed a unique health-risk calculator by using one of the world’s largest study material, UK Biobank, containing data from nearly half a million people. The results are expected to have large areas of application both in the clinical setting, public health policy and in research.

What skills get office managers hired? - Research

Jun 03, 2015 13:53 BST Findcourses.co.uk What are the most in-demand skills, throughout sectors that many hirers say their ideal office manager should be trained in? To get the answer findcourses.com, a professional training search engine, extracted requested skills sections from office manager job postings in the U.S. on careerbuilder.com and indeed.com.

Chalmers offering a MOOC on sustainability in daily life

Jun 03, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology ​ChalmersX will launch its second MOOC on 8 June, Sustainability in Everyday Life. The course is directed to everyone, regardless of educational level, who is interested in learning how to live in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. ChalmersX's first MOOC, which pertains to the super-material graphene, has attracted just over 8,000 participants from all over the world.