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Predicting cell fate to better understand congenital heart defects
Published on Thursday, 25 July 2019
A new study published in the scientific journal Nature reveals molecular factors that determine the fate of specific cardiac stem cells and exposes mechanisms of disrupted cardiac development. This ...
Daniele Brida wins ERC-Award for Laser Imaging Research
Daniele Brida développera la technologie et le dispositif expérimental qui utilisent des impulsions laser très rapides pour induire des courants dans des échantillons en vue de mesurer le comportement et la dynamique des électrons dans des nanostructures et des molécules
Published on Thursday, 06 December 2018
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Daniele Brida, a researcher and Full Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Luxembourg.
Anja Leist receives the prestigious "ERC Starting Grant"
Prof. Anja Leist
Published on Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Researcher Dr Anja Leist, from the University of Luxembourg, receives a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to support her work on dementia and cognitive impairment in older ages. ...
University receives 2.5 million euros for research in data science
SanDAL project : a new chair to foster research in data science
Published on Thursday, 13 September 2018
The University of Luxembourg has recently been awarded a prestigious ERA (European Research Area) Chair grant under the EU’s Horizon 2020 framework programme. With a budget of 2.5 million euros for ...
Better understanding of how colon cancer develops and progresses
MDM (Molecular Disease Mechanisms) team
Published on Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg have discovered a molecular mechanism that is responsible for the spread of cancer cells in the body and the development of metastases in patients with ...
Scientific sleuthing for reproducible results
Contaminated lab kits
Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Researchers found traces of foreign, non-human genetic material in human blood samples. It turned out that it was not a groundbreaking scientific discovery, but mostly the result of contaminated ...
Researchers explore new applications for “Smart” Material
Liquid Crystal shells
Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Research led by scientists from the University of Luxembourg has shown the potential of liquid crystal shells as enabling material for a vast array of future applications, ranging from autonomous ...
Study reveals a new indicator of survival outcome after cardiac arrest
Brain-body communication predicts survival after cardiac arrest.
Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Research carried out by the University of Luxembourg, the National Rescue Services, the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Health has found that brain-body communication ...
Jean-Sébastien Coron receives an ERC Advanced Grant
Jean-Sébastien Coron receives an ERC Advanced Grant
Published on Friday, 27 April 2018
Jean-Sébastien Coron, Associate Professor in cryptography at the University of Luxembourg, has been awarded the prestigious “Advanced Grant” by the European Research Council (ERC). Funded by the ...
“LALA” – An early reading programme for Kindergarten
« LALA » - un programme préscolaire d’initiation à la lecture
Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have developed a reading programme for preschools which aims to prevent learning difficulties in children and give them a better start for their school ...
Researchers refute 20-year-old assumptions in solar cell production
Solar panels, microscopic view
Published on Thursday, 22 March 2018
Research led by the University of Luxembourg investigated the manufacturing process of solar cells. The researchers proved that assumptions on chemical processes that were commonplace among ...
“That’s great, but...” Study on the well-being of children published
Insights into the reality of children’s lives in Germany
Published on Thursday, 08 March 2018
On Thursday 15 February, the 4th World Vision Children Study was presented in Berlin, showing results of a direct survey with 2,550 children on several aspects of child development. For the first ...
Metabolic modelling becomes three-dimensional
Recon3D is available at vmh.live, Virtual Metabolic Human database.
Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2018
An international research consortium has developed, with significant involvement of Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) scientists, the first computer model to include 3D in the ...
New biomarkers for colorectal cancer
Serge Haan
Published on Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg found a new biomarker for colorectal cancer (CRC) that might improve therapy and survival rates of patients.
The function of many proteins remains uncertain
Carole Linster
Published on Friday, 01 December 2017
The DNA of every organism holds the blueprints for building all the proteins it needs for its metabolic processes. While researchers already know what the blueprints look like for most proteins, they ...
On the influence of the research university in the 20th century
Justin Powell
Published on Tuesday, 28 November 2017
In a new book entitled “The century of science: The global triumph of the research university”, international authors explore global scientific developments through the 20th century, as well as ...
Prestigious ERC Grant for LCSB Researcher Ines Thiele
Prestigious ERC Grant for LCSB Researcher Ines Thiele
Published on Wednesday, 08 November 2017
Prof. Ines Thiele, researcher at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg has been selected for the highly prestigious research funding of the European ...
How the financial press influences investor behaviour
Roman Kräussl
Published on Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have found that the financial press can have detrimental or positive effects on the behaviour of investors and their opinion on the economy as a result of ...
Research assesses the impact of armed conflict on electoral behaviour
Christophe Lesschaeve, Josip Glaurdić, Michal Mochtak
Published on Thursday, 19 October 2017
Prof. Josip Glaurdić of the University of Luxembourg has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the research project ELWar, a five-year venture assessing the ...
Researcher Addresses Gap in Messaging Privacy
Jiangshan Yu
Published on Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Following Edward Snowden’s revelations about government mass surveillance, end-to-end encryption is now widely available through services such as Facebook’s WhatsApp. The technique ensures that ...
Bacterial communities in the gut an indicator for Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease might originate outside the brain.
Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Parkinson’s disease is an insidious disease: by the time it manifests as the typical motor dysfunctions such as tremors or muscle rigidity, portions of the brain have already been irreversibly ...
Mathematical processes in the brain influenced by language
Mathematical processes in the brain influenced by language
Published on Thursday, 14 September 2017
People can intuitively recognise small numbers up to four, however when calculating they are dependent on the assistance of language. In this respect, the fascinating research question ensues: how do ...
New platform makes a wealth of data accessible
ELIXIR-LU, A distributed infrastructure for life science information
Published on Thursday, 31 August 2017
With ELIXIR, the European Life Sciences Infrastructure for Biological Information, fifteen European countries have established a secure hub-and-node infrastructure in which biological data will be ...
Researchers refute textbook knowledge in molecular interactions
Alexandre Tkatchenko
Published on Friday, 30 June 2017
Van der Waals interactions between molecules are among the most important forces in biology, physics, and chemistry, as they determine the properties and physical behavior of many materials.
Modelling the brain with “Lego bricks”
Stéphane Bordas
Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg, in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg, have developed a computational method that could be used to guide surgeons during brain surgery.
The art market bubble has burst
Roman Kräussl
Published on Tuesday, 06 June 2017
The most comprehensive global art market index, compiled by Prof. Roman Kräussl at the Luxembourg School of Finance at the University of Luxembourg, shows that the price for post-war and ...
Open and transparent access to legal data
Legilux, Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
Published on Wednesday, 31 May 2017
The Ministry of State’s Service central de législation (SCL) has partnered up with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg to develop ...
Batty Weber's “Abreißkalender” column now available online
battyweber.uni.lu
Published on Thursday, 11 May 2017
Author and publisher Batty Weber (1860-1940) is a major figure in Luxembourg's cultural history. The collected manuscripts of his "Abreißkalender" series are now available for the first time in an ...
Prof. Björn Ottersten receives an ERC Advanced Grant
Björn Ottersten
Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Professor Björn Ottersten, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg, has been awarded an Advanced Grant (AdG), the most ...
University seeking to appoint two new Chairs
Seeking to appoint two new Chairs
Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017
The University of Luxembourg is currently seeking to appoint two new Chairs. The first one is a new Chair in Digital Financial Services. The second one in Machine Learning will be located at the ...
Brain tissue from a petri dish
Tissu cérébral dans une boîte de Petri
Published on Thursday, 13 April 2017
The most complex organ in humans is the brain. Due to its complexity and, of course, for ethical reasons, it is extremely difficult to do scientific experiments on it – ones that could help us to ...
Luxembourg researchers decipher how the body controls stem cells
Alexander Skupin
Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Stem cells are unspecialised cells that can develop into any type of cell in the human body. So far, however, scientists only partially understand how the body controls the fate of these ...
Better understanding and predicting snow behaviour
Bernhard Peters
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Engineers from the University of Luxembourg are working together with scientists from the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF in Switzerland to better analyse mechanical properties of ...
Researchers discover stable genetic markers in Ötzi
Stephanie Kreis
Published on Thursday, 16 February 2017
In a recent study, researchers at the University of Luxembourg, the Saarland University, and the EURAC Research center in Bozen managed to isolate and identify stable microRNA biomarkers in the ...
Biological experiments become transparent – anywhere, any time
Paul Wilmes
Published on Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Biological experiments are generating increasingly large and complex sets of data. This has made it difficult to reproduce experiments at other research laboratories in order to confirm – or refute ...
Towards equal access to digital coins
Alex Biryukov
Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Scientists at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg have developed an important mathematical algorithm called “Equihash”. Equihash ...
Fondation Cancer supports research on breast cancer
Elisabeth Schaffner-Reckinger
Published on Monday, 23 January 2017
On 18 January 2017, Dr Elisabeth Schaffner-Reckinger, Research scientist at the University of Luxembourg, received a cheque of €250 000 from the Fondation Cancer. This grant will finance a research ...
Alexandre Tkatchenko wins prestigious ERC Grant
Alexandre Tkatchenko
Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Professor Alexandre Tkatchenko from the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit of the University of Luxembourg won a highly esteemed “Consolidator Grant” awarded by the European Research ...
Researchers find a potential target for anti-Alzheimer treatments
Enrico Glaab
Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have identified a gene that may provide a new starting point for developing treatments for ...
LUCET and SCRIPT publish the national PISA report for Luxembourg
PISA 2015
Published on Tuesday, 13 December 2016
After two complete evaluation cycles and 15 years of the international student assessment study PISA, the University’s Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing and the Service de Coordination de ...
New method to assess the perception of respiratory signals
Interoception
Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016
The brain and the body continuously exchange information. This brain-body communication is crucial for mental and physical health. Its disruption, however, contributes to chronic stress, and physical ...
Digital microbes for munching yourself healthy
Ines Thiele
Published on Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Hundreds of different bacterial species live in the human gut, helping us to digest our food. The metabolic processes of these bacteria are not only tremendously important to our health—they are ...
Two new projects on the Early Cold War period of European Integration
Principal Investigator Spero Paravantis
Published on Thursday, 17 November 2016
Two new research projects started at the University of Luxembourg that focus on the early history of European integration in the context of the Cold War. Both are led by Dr Spero Paravantis, Senior ...
Mobile app project to explore multilingualism in public space
Christoph Purschke - Lingscape project
Published on Friday, 21 October 2016
Language is an essential part of our everyday life. No matter where we are or where we are going, we are always surrounded by written signs, which help us to orient ourselves, inform us or even ...
Two University awardees at the 8th edition of the FNR Awards
8th edition of the FNR Awards
Published on Monday, 17 October 2016
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication was among the highlights of this year’s FNR Awards honouring excellence in research and science communication. The ceremony took place on ...
Sick or healthy? Bacterial metabolism tells us which – and why
Patient measuring his blood sugar.
Published on Tuesday, 11 October 2016
The human gut is a complex ecosystem: Countless bacteria colonise it and help us to digest our food. Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of ...
How 3D printing can help the circular economy
Let’s give plastic a second life!
Published on Friday, 30 September 2016
The "up-cycling Additive Manufacturing” (upAM) project, led by the University of Luxembourg in partnership with FabLab and Luxinnovation’s EcoInnovation Cluster, was officially launched during ...
The quest for cell fate determinants
Antonio del Sol
Published on Friday, 30 September 2016
Stem cells generate different types of cell—that much is known. But what factors decide which way a stem cell will differentiate? This is one of the key questions that researchers led by Professor ...
Luxembourg becomes European data hub in biomedicine
ELIXIR Luxembourg
Published on Thursday, 28 July 2016
Sciences such as biology and biomedicine are generating gigantic amounts of research data from the analysis of genomes and gene products. Often, however, these data are only kept in one place, making ...
Social robots – programmable by everyone
LuxAI's robot
Published on Wednesday, 20 July 2016
The startup LuxAI was created following a research project at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg, funded by the Luxembourg National ...
Generating unclonable patterns to fight counterfeiting
Jan Lagerwall
Published on Wednesday, 29 June 2016
In a multinational collaboration, researchers from the Universities of Luxembourg, Ljubljana and Vienna have developed a new method to produce unique reflecting patterns that can be applied on ...
Publication in the internationally renowned journal "Pain"
Study provides fresh insights into how to deal with chronic pain
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016
Around one fifth of all adults in Europe (75 million people) suffer from chronic pain. The associated physical and mental problems make the daily lives of many patients extremely difficult. In a ...
Returns in fine art have been overestimated
Roman Kräussl
Published on Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Investors should buy paintings if they like looking at them, but not to make money, according to new research from the Luxembourg School of Finance of the University of Luxembourg, which found that ...
Research into building walls based on the "Lego principle" wins prize
From left to right: Professor Danièle Waldmann-Diederich, Shahriar Agaajani and Eric Klückers
Published on Friday, 03 June 2016
Scientists at the University of Luxembourg have developed new masonry elements for the construction of mortarless walls. The building elements are simply slotted into one another in an interlocking ...
Gut model HuMiX works like the real thing
HuMiX (Human Microbial Cross-talk)
Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016
One of the most complex human organs is the digestive tract: Here, the body comes into contact with all manner of diet-derived compounds and with countless bacteria. Scientists from the Luxembourg ...
Social engineering: password in exchange for chocolate
André Melzer
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016
It requires a lot of effort and expense for computer hackers to program a Trojan virus and infiltrate individual or company computers. They are therefore increasingly relying on psychological ...
Study on media pluralism in Luxembourg
Raphaël Kies
Published on Thursday, 21 April 2016
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg conducted a study on the media landscape in Luxembourg aiming to identify potential risks for media pluralism. The authors found that the country faces ...
Overcoming bias in decision making
Overcoming bias in decision making
Published on Thursday, 31 March 2016
Even experienced teachers may be involuntarily affected by psychological bias related to pupils’ ethnicity. This could affect key decisions related to a child’s educational career. University of ...
LCSB researchers refute textbook knowledge
Structure of the HIF1A protein. Based on PyMOL rendering of PDB 1h2k. © Emw - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8814820
Published on Thursday, 24 March 2016
What happens when macrophage immune cells are activated in the course of an inflammation to combat pathogens such as bacteria or viruses? Researchers of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine ...
Prof. Lionel Briand receives an ERC Advanced Grant
Lionel Briand
Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Professor Lionel Briand, FNR PEARL Chair and Vice Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg, has been awarded an “Advanced ...
Making Waves: University of Luxembourg researcher publishes in Science
Treating van der Waals interactions as coupling between waves is a paradigm shift for chemistry and materials science © University of Luxembourg
Published on Monday, 14 March 2016
Alexandre Tkatchenko, Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication, publishes a research article in Science, one of the most important ...
New approaches for Parkinson's treatment?
Loss of the DJ1 gene in nerve cells (in green) impairs the transport of mitochondria (in red) and important metabolic pathways of the cellular respiration.
Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2016
Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg and partners in Constance, Munich and Bochum are studying the causes of premature ageing of neurons ...
Study: Improving the coordination of support measures for refugees
Birte Nienaber
Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2016
During the ongoing refugee crisis, the number of asylum applications in Luxembourg has more than doubled within one year. Therefore, it is all the more important that refugees are integrated quickly. ...
ERC Consolidator Grant for Dr Massimiliano Esposito
Massimiliano Esposito
Published on Friday, 12 February 2016
Dr Massimiliano Esposito, a physicist at the University of Luxembourg, has just been awarded a prestigious “Consolidator Grant” by the European Research Council (ERC). Esposito, a Luxembourgish ...
Nouveau rapport sur les jeunes au Luxembourg
À propos du « Rapport national sur la situation de la jeunesse au Luxembourg en 2015 »
Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2016
Que signifie « Devenir adulte » au Luxembourg ? C'est sur cette question que s'est penchée l'équipe de recherche spécialisée sur la jeunesse de l'unité de recherche INSIDE de l'Université du ...
Is there a bubble in the art market?
Roman Kräussl
Published on Wednesday, 06 January 2016
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg are warning of an overheating art market, one of the fastest-growing investment sectors of the past decade, after applying a new bubble detection method ...
Rare diseases: De novo mutation leading to Fanconi Anemia identified
De novo mutation leading to Fanconi Anemia identified
Published on Tuesday, 22 December 2015
An international team of researchers has established the cause of rare syndrome consistent with Fanconi Anemia: a de novo mutation in a so called RAD51 gene, which is responsible for repairing ...
Physicists discover material for a more efficient energy storage
Graphene flakes in the plastics-graphene-compound - magnified 40,000 times
Published on Thursday, 17 December 2015
Predictions of physicists of the University of Luxembourg recently lead to the discovery of a material with special electric properties which engages the interest of plastics producing industry. ...
LCSB coordinates European project on Parkinson’s disease research
Prof. Jens Schwamborn, Prof. Rudi Balling and Dr Ronan Fleming
Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2015
The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg is coordinating a European Union project for research into new active compounds against Parkinson’s disease ...
Researchers find potential key to making town living more attractive
Espaces urbains et espaces verts
Published on Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Compact towns with high population density can have social, environmental, and economic benefits. The supply of high-density urban housing has increased, but people continue to choose to live in ...
Computational models to sort out the chaos
Chromsomes
Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2015
Scientists of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have developed a method for analysing the genome of cancer cells more precisely than ever before.
Renewed support for the chair in Steel and Façade Engineering
Steel and steel composite construction
Published on Friday, 25 September 2015
ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company is extending its collaboration with the University of Luxembourg. It is sponsoring the endowed chair in steel and façade engineering at the ...
PhD students in skin cancer research funded by Marie Curie Programme
EU funded training for young scientists in cancer research: from the left, PhD students Sébastien de Landtsheer and Marco Albrecht with Prof. Thomas Sauter
Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Researchers of the University of Luxembourg have developed an international training network for young scientists in cancer research together with 17 partners.  It is in this framework they ...
Which are the most important functional genes in an ecosystem?
Published on Monday, 20 July 2015
Microbial ecosystems such as biological wastewater treatment plants and the human gastrointestinal tract are home to a vast diversity of bacterial species. Scientists of the Luxembourg Centre for ...
Au Luxembourg, les pratiques linguistiques varient selon les secteurs
Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Des pratiques linguistiques variant en fonction des secteurs d’activité et une augmentation toujours croissante des demandes linguistiques sont les résultats-clé d’un nouveau rapport de ...
Studie: Mit acht Jahren schon ins Internet
„BEE Balanced“
Published on Thursday, 09 July 2015
Jugendliche Internetnutzer in Luxemburg werden immer jünger. Die Mehrheit macht vor allem positive Erfahrungen mit dem Internet; doch jeder Zehnte riskiert, Internet-süchtig zu werden.
Falling Walls Lab Luxembourg 2015
Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015
“Falling Walls Lab Luxembourg”: talented young researchers and professionals presented their ideas
Falling Walls Lab Luxembourg calls for young talents
Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015
The Falling Walls Lab is an innovative scientific format for young talents. The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity ...
What hundreds of biomolecules tell us about our nerve cells
Published on Monday, 18 May 2015
Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have successfully measured metabolic profiles, that is the metabolomes, of different brain regions. ...
Researchers find a secure, anonymous, easy way to pay for online content
Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Page views and “likes” are great for journalists' and webmasters’ egos, but they don't pay the bills. Researchers at the University of Luxembourg may have found a solution. They have identified ...
First extensive description of the human secreted miRNome
Dr Christiane Margue et Dr Stephanie Kreis
Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2015
In an elaborate study, biologists of the University of Luxembourg have found out that small molecules named microRNAs are, against many hopes, not yet suitable for early diagnosis of skin cancer, as ...
Big Data Analytics against Electricity Theft
Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg and CHOICE TECHNOLOGIES with headquarter in Luxembourg and operations in Brazil, Colombia and ...
European Research Council grant for Jan Lagerwall
Jan Lagerwall
Published on Monday, 30 March 2015
Prof. Dr. Jan Lagerwall, a physicist at the University of Luxembourg, has just been awarded the prestigious “Consolidator Grant” by the European Research Council (ERC). The “ERC Consolidator ...
Researchers enable solar cells to use more sunlight
Published on Thursday, 26 February 2015
Scientists of the University of Luxembourg and of the Japanese electronics company TDK report progress in photovoltaic research: they have improved a component that will enable solar cells to use ...
Understanding how to teach “intelligence”
Published on Thursday, 12 February 2015
More than ever, we need problem-solving skills to be able to adapt to our fast changing economies and societies. Researchers at the University of Luxembourg believe it is possible to teach these ...
Luxemburger Kollaboration: Historiker stellen Bericht vor
Vincent Artuso
Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Historiker der Universität Luxemburg haben am 10. Februar einen Bericht zur Rolle der Luxemburger Verwaltungskommission im Zweiten Weltkrieg vorgestellt.
No direct link found between rising inequality and reduced trust
Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Does rising economic inequality cause trust to fall in society and thus endanger social cohesion? Recent academic research appears to support this notion. However, a study from the University of ...
Stroke: poor information increases risk of depression
Published on Friday, 09 January 2015
People recovering from a stroke and living at home have generally a higher risk of suffering from depression. According to researchers lack of information is often a major concern for patients and ...
Un projet pour prédire inondations et sécheresses
Le grand projet UE permettra de mieux prédire les inondations et les sécheresses
Published on Tuesday, 06 January 2015
Plus on peut prévoir les catastrophes naturelles, mieux on peut y réagir. Mais les inondations se produisent si rapidement qu’elles sont difficilement prévisibles jusqu’à présent. Des ...
“Nature Communications” publishes results of LCSB research
Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014
The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) has succeeded for the first time in describing the complex relationships within an ecosystem in unprecedented detail. For their work, carried out ...
Virtual money — at your own risk
Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Bitcoin is the new money: minted and exchanged on the Internet. Faster and cheaper than a bank, the service is attracting attention from all over the world. But a big question remains: are the ...
How to make mobile batteries last longer
Published on Thursday, 06 November 2014
Electronic devices waste a lot of energy by producing useless heat. This is one of the main reasons our mobiles use up battery power so quickly. Researchers at University of Luxembourg have made a ...
Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm
Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014
The control of modern infrastructure such as intelligent power grids needs lots of computing capacity. Scientists of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the ...
« Bétons recyclés » : coopération au sein de la Grande Région
Published on Monday, 20 October 2014
Peut-on recycler les bétons ? Et comment peut-on utiliser ces bétons recyclés ? C’est autour de ces questions phares que se sont rencontrés le 7 octobre, à la Chambre de Commerce du ...
Drug Use: New Study
© Jörg Brinckheger, pixelio.de
Published on Thursday, 16 October 2014
For the first time, researchers have found that problem drug users with less successful educational and employment careers are more likely to die of an overdose. Moreover, there is no link between ...
New clues for early colorectal cancer detection
Colon tumor tissue
Published on Thursday, 09 October 2014
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have identified potential new ways to test for the first signs of one of the most deadly types of cancer: colorectal cancer. They have found new ...
170 750 € pour la recherche sur le cancer de la peau
Stephanie Kreis et Rosa Andres Ejarque
Published on Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Pour soutenir un projet de recherche sur le mélanome malin, le Dr Carlo Bock, président de la Fondation Cancer et Martine Neyen, directrice de la Fondation, ont remis un chèque d’un montant de ...
Physicist Marc Radu wins the award for Best Doctoral Thesis 2014
Marc Radu
Published on Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Physicist Dr Marc Radu from Hessen, who obtained his PhD from University of Luxembourg last year, has won the renowned Best Doctoral Thesis Award from the Amis de l’Université (Friends of the ...
Cancérologie : un microscope de pointe pour les chercheurs
Microscope confocal
Published on Wednesday, 24 September 2014
C’est avec une intense satisfaction que l’Université du Luxembourg a récemment enrichi son équipement technique : depuis quelques mois en effet, les chercheurs des laboratoires du Campus ...
First ever Parkinson's disease map
Marek Ostaszewski
Published on Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Now for the first time ever, researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg have published an interactive picture containing the current knowledge ...
SnT: PEARL Grant for Prof. Veríssimo
Paulo Verissimo
Published on Monday, 08 September 2014
Prof. Paulo Veríssimo has commenced his research work at the Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg this month. The renowned computer scientist has been ...
Simplifying EU administrative law
Published on Wednesday, 03 September 2014
On 1 September 2014, the results of a 5-year research project of the Research Network on EU Administrative Law initiated and coordinated by Professor Herwig Hofmann of the University of Luxembourg ...
Implanted Neurons become Part of the Brain
© LCSB 2014
Published on Tuesday, 05 August 2014
Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) have grafted neurons reprogrammed from skin cells into the brains of mice for the first time with long-term stability.
Gründung des „Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing“
Published on Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Die Veröffentlichung verschiedener Bildungsstudien seit dem Jahr 2000 hat in Luxemburg ein verstärktes Bewusstsein für die großen Herausforderungen geschaffen mit denen sich das nationale ...
Teaching the brain to reduce pain
Synapses
Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014
People can be conditioned to feel less pain when they hear a neutral sound, new research from the University of Luxembourg has found. This lends weight to the idea that we can learn to use ...
Finding the roots of illiteracy
Brain lobes in head silhouette
Published on Tuesday, 08 July 2014
Working memory in children is linked strongly to reading and academic achievement, a new study from the University of Luxembourg and partner Universities from Brazil has shown. Moreover, this finding ...
Body Cells – Instrumentalists in a Symphony Orchestra
Signal processing, © LCSB 2014
Published on Friday, 04 July 2014
Every organism has one aim: to survive. Its body cells all work in concert to keep it alive. They do so through finely tuned means of communication. Together with cooperation partners from Berlin and ...
Virtual experiments give surgeons the cutting edge
Stéphane Bordas
Published on Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Virtual experiments could soon be helping new surgeons hone their skills before they start work with live patients. This is the exciting research objective of European Research Council (ERC) fellow ...
Prof. Rejko Krüger strengthens Parkinson’s research in Luxembourg
Rejko Krüger
Published on Thursday, 05 June 2014
In the beginning of June, the internationally renowned expert on Parkinson’s disease Prof. Rejko Krüger started his research in Luxembourg. Backed by a PEARL Grant from the Fonds National de la ...
Passeports énergétiques : une surévaluation de la consommation finale
House Thermography
Published on Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Les données de consommation indiquées dans les passeports énergétiques pour les immeubles d’habitation sont parfois plus de deux fois plus élevées que la valeur réelle. Il ressort ainsi ...
Space station and space flight gravity influence immune system development
Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012
New research findings recently published in The FASEB Journal, show that immune system development is affected by gravity changes, as reported by researchers from the University of Lorraine and ...
Forschungsergebnisse bei Solarzellen haben Einfluss auf Solarmodulindustrie
Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Das Labor für Photovoltaik der Universität Luxemburg hat eine Methode entwickelt, um die Alterung von Solarzellen zu beobachten und zu verhindern, bevor die Fertigung der Zellen  beendet ist.
LuxTraffic – une application smartphone pour automobilistes
Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Luxembourg-ville, le matin, boulevard Konrad Adenauer. De longues files de voitures stationnent au feu rouge devant l’École européenne, des véhicules passent sur le bord de la route, des ...
New research method for better insights into the world of microbes
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
A team of Luxembourg-based researchers has developed a research method that will allow scientists to study microbes in more depth than ever before.
European research consortium plans to improve stroke rehabilitation
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg, along with their international partners, want to develop an easy-to-use, self-motivating tool that stroke patients can use in their rehabilitation process.
Financial crisis: How to avoid financial “death spirals”
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
How can banks be refinanced after a financial crisis? Professor Christian Wolff  of the University of Luxembourg and Theo Vermaelen, an invited professor, have received an award for their model on ...
Le Pr. Louis Chauvel fera partie le programme de recherche PEARL du FNR
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Le sociologue de renommée mondiale, le professeur Louis Chauvel, a rejoint l'Université du Luxembourg dans le cadre du programme de recherche PEARL doté de 4,5 millions d'euros afin d'étudier ...
Fighting Cancer: Award to Prof Serge Haan
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Serge Haan, Professor for Biological Chemistry within the Life Sciences Research Unit (LSRU)  was awarded the “Prix Legs Kanning” 2011, by the Action LIONS Vaincre le Cancer, for his work on ...
Paul Helminger wird Research Fellow am SnT
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Der ehemalige Bürgermeister der Stadt Luxemburg, Paul Helminger, wird Research Fellow am Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) der Universität Luxemburg.
Inauguration de la Chaire UNESCO en droits de l’homme
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
La Chaire UNESCO en droits de l’homme octroyée au Prof. Jean-Paul Lehners de l’Université du Luxembourg en novembre 2011 a été inaugurée mardi 12 juin 2012.
SnT researcher receives highest honor in software engineering
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Prof. Dr. Lionel Briand, researcher at the University of Luxembourg's Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), has been named this year's recipient of the IEEE Computer ...
Wings for Science” aircraft takes images of Luxembourg-city
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
In the next few days, you will see the Wings for Science airplane flying above Luxembourg city. The University of Luxembourg is pleased to partner with Wings for Science to conduct research above the ...
400 experts to attend Symposium on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
The University of Luxembourg is proud to host the 30th Symposium on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, from 17 to 19 May, 2012 at Neumünster Abbey.
Solar Panel Research Lab receives huge EU grant
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
The University of Luxembourg’s Laboratory of Photovoltaics is part of a consortium of 14 partners who have received 10 million euro from the European Union to develop technologies for more ...
Educational Sciences Professor receives book award by an American institution
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Professor Tröhler, a Swiss national, is one of the first European and the first German-speaking person to receive the book award of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
SnT Director receives ICT award - highest international honor
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
On March 27, 2012, Professor Björn Ottersten, Director of the University of Luxembourg's Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), will be the recipient of this year's IEEE ...
Le SnT accueille au Luxembourg un informaticien de renommée mondiale
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Le Prof. Lionel Briand a à plusieurs reprises été nominé parmi les cinq meilleurs chercheurs en ingénierie de systèmes logiciels au monde par le Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier).
Seniors show greater life satisfaction
Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012
A new study at the University of Luxembourg shows that seniors experience greater life satisfaction and less negative thinking than younger age groups. Study results recently published in the Journal ...
Brevet acheté par Anton Paar OptoTec
Published on Monday, 06 August 2012
Des physiciens de l’Université du Luxembourg ont développé et breveté un nouveau procédé de mesure optique, qui a maintenant été repris par une firme allemande.