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2014-04-03 04:20:52

CAMBRIDGE, England, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GBP19.5M raised to drive development of best-in-class fully human VH antibody fragment therapeutics Crescendo Biologics Limited (Crescendo) today announces it has raised a further GBP2m ($3.3m), from EMBL Ventures, in a final close of its Series A financing. Originally announced in December 2013, the Series A now totals GBP19.5m. It was led by Imperial Innovations and included new...

Listening For Rosetta
2014-01-20 08:22:40

On Monday 20 January, ESA’s comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta will wake up from 31 months of deep space slumber. ESA will streaming live from ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany, with full coverage of the day’s historic events as they unfold, starting at 09:15 GMT (10:15 CET) Rosetta’s computer is programmed to re-establish contact with Earth on 20 January, starting with an ‘alarm clock’ at 10:00 GMT. Immediately afterwards, the spacecraft’s startrackers will begin to warm up, taking...

2014-01-02 12:21:53

Prof. zgur Bar Akan of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koc University, has been awarded the European Research Council's (ERC) 1,8 million Euro research grant ISTANBUL, January 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- European Research Council (ERC) provides funding for the world's top researchers and their groundbreaking projects. The funding programme has received 3680 applications from across Europe this year, and the project of Prof. Ozguer BarI Akan from Koc...

Flickr Group 'Your ESO Pictures' Reaches 1000 Photos
2014-01-02 07:11:26

ESO In February 2011 we opened a Flickr Group, called “Your ESO Pictures” to encourage people to share their photos that revealed interesting aspects of ESO. Visitors to our sites often say that it is a life changing experience and we were curious to know what impresses them most. The initiative proved to be very popular, recently passing the 1000 photos milestone, for which we would like to thank all our Flickr friends! Many of the photos shared with us became Pictures of the Week...

Rob Ivison Is Next ESO Director for Science
2013-12-09 19:29:17

ESO The ESO Council, at its meeting this week in Garching, has approved the appointment of Rob Ivison as the next ESO Director for Science. Ivison will take up his post on 31 March 2014. Ivison is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Astronomy, based at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, and holds an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. He has a strong and broad track record in astronomy, with expertise covering optical, infrared,...

2013-12-02 00:20:07

First EMBO workshop in Singapore marks new milestone in Singapore-Europe cooperation in life sciencesSingapore, Dec 2, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) will host Singapore's inaugural European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) workshop on Complex Systems in Immunology from 2nd to 4th December 2013. The 3-day event will bring together researchers from Europe and Singapore to discuss and share the latest insights in...

Spectacular Stellar Landscape Painted With Young Stars
2013-11-13 13:50:28

[ Watch The Video: Zooming in on the Star Cluster NGC 3572 ] ESO Astronomers at ESO have captured the best image so far of the curious clouds around the star cluster NGC 3572. This new image shows how these clouds of gas and dust have been sculpted into whimsical bubbles, arcs and the odd features known as elephant trunks by the stellar winds flowing from this gathering of hot young stars. The brightest of these cluster stars are much heavier than the Sun and will end their short...

2013-11-07 00:20:08

Dr Florent Ginhoux from the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) is the only scientist from Asia to win the prestigious award this yearSingapore, Nov 7, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Dr Florent Ginhoux, Principal Investigator at the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), has been awarded the prestigious EMBO Young Investigator 2013 award. The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Young Investigator Programme (YIP) recognises young, promising researchers who are less...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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