Academic returns to nursing to help NHS in pandemic

20 hours 13 minutes ago

Charlotte Croft has swapped the lecture theatre for a hospital theatre after returning to nursing to help the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Associate Professor of Human Resource Management left her role as a nurse at Nottingham University Hospital in 2013 to work in academia, but decided to answer the Government’s call to return to the frontline to help the thousands suffering from Coronavirus

Researchers call to record the landscape of the pandemic

22 hours 7 minutes ago

‘The Viral Archive’ is a collaborative project between archaeologists at the University of Warwick, University College Cork (Ireland), and University College London, that is sending out a global invitation, for you to capture the visual record of the signs, marks, and graffiti that are keeping us safe, together, and uplifted during this pandemic.

Warwick scientists discover how cells respond to fasting

2 days 21 hours ago

As modern life-styles and high calorie diets drive the UK’s obesity levels up, researchers from the University of Warwick have found how cells respond to fasting and activate the process called autophagy, which means a healthier lifestyle can be promoted to help people maintain a healthy body weight.

Top 1 per cent received a sixth of the nation’s income pre-crisis, due to hidden rise of capital gains, new report finds

1 week 1 day ago

The Top 1 per cent received a far greater, and faster growing, share of the nation’s income pre-crisis than previously thought, if capital gains are included in official statistics, according to major new research published today. The research – a collaboration between the CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick, the Resolution Foundation and the LSE – uses confidential tax return data to build a fuller picture of incomes across the UK, specifically by including taxable capital gains.

Midlands Medictech company Medherant in partnership to develop multiple new products with tech developed at University of Warwick

1 week 1 day ago

Midlands Medictech company Medherant has just this month (May 2020) signed a  partnership agreement with Cambridge based Cycle Pharmaceuticals to develop multiple new products using Medherant technology developed by University of Warwick chemistry researchers. Coventry based Medherant’s TEPI Patch® Technology uses transdermal delivery technology (a patch that can simply be applied to the skin) and medicines for rare diseases combine to deliver significant quality-of-life benefits for patients.

A new understanding of everyday cellular processes

1 week 2 days ago

We use cells to breathe, to moderate body temperature, to grow and many other every day processes, however the cells in these processes are so complex its left scientists perplexed into how they develop in different environments. Researchers from the University of Warwick say future research needs to look into the bioelectrical composition of cells for answers.

The UK Public want the NHS to be the controlling body in Covid-19 contact-tracing app – says new research

1 week 2 days ago

The public have massive trust in the NHS, with over half (57.4%) of participants in the study favouring prioritising controlling the pandemic over privacy, they also argue the NHS should have control and access to data in the Covid-19 contact-tracing app, new research by researchers in WMG at the University of Warwick, and at the University of Birmingham have found.

Work begins on autonomous vehicle trial route

1 week 3 days ago

Work has begun on the 300km Midlands Future Mobility test environment - spanning from Coventry to Birmingham, which will see autonomous vehicles trialled on urban, rural, suburban and highway roads. The project is run by a consortium of companies including WMG, MIRA, Transport for West Midlands, Costain, Amey, Wireless Infrastructure Group, Vodafone, Coventry University and Highways England.

The need for a measured approach for relaxation of lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic

2 weeks ago

A cautious, measured approach to relaxation of lockdown measures is required to protect the most vulnerable members of society and support the health service, a team of infectious disease experts from the University of Warwick, who have investigated the impact of current lockdown measures upon the spread of COVID-19 in the UK, has found.

This may lead to the need for social distancing measures, varying by region and in the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, to be in place until mid-2021.

2 hours 7 minutes ago
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