Warwick expertise supports developing biomedicine talent in Africa

4 days 7 hours ago

A University of Warwick scientist is spearheading efforts to ‘upskill’ some of Africa’s brightest up-and-coming bioscientists. Dr Samuel Dean from Warwick Medical School is one of a group of scientists from UK universities spearheading a course in Ghana to provide talented students with access to bioscience researchers at the cutting-edge of their fields, as well as professional development support.

18-hour year planet on edge of destruction

5 days 11 hours ago

Astronomers from the University of Warwick have observed an exoplanet orbiting a star in just over 18 hours, the shortest orbital period ever observed for a planet of its type.

It means that a single year for this hot Jupiter – a gas giant similar in size and composition to Jupiter in our own solar system – passes in less than a day of Earth time.

HRH The Prince of Wales officially opens the NAIC

6 days 23 hours ago

HRH The Prince of Wales today officially opened one of Europe’s largest automotive research and development facilities, the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), at the University of Warwick, in Coventry. Advanced researchers, engineers and designers based at the Centre are tackling society’s largest mobility challenges and collectively shaping the future of the global automotive industry from the heart of the United Kingdom.

Manels, Wanels and vacuuming - can conferences be more inclusive?

1 week 1 day ago

A ground-breaking collection of papers examining gender, conference participation, and academic progress across the globe has been co-edited by Warwick researcher Dr Emily Henderson. Thoughtful Gatherings, a special issue of the academic journal Gender and Education, is the first collection of gender and feminist scholarship specifically focusing on conferences and includes papers from the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and India.

Mortality from all causes over 40% higher in female domestic abuse survivors

1 week 1 day ago

Women who have experienced domestic abuse appear to be more than 40 per cent more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population, a study led by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham suggests. The researchers have also identified an increased risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in those who have experienced domestic abuse, although more research is required to determine what other factors specifically lead to an increase in their mortality.

Sugar levels in UK soft drinks lowered, research finds

1 week 6 days ago

The UK government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL), introduced in April 2018 to help combat childhood obesity and related conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, has resulted in soft drinks manufacturers in the UK lowering the sugar levels in their drinks, a team including a University of Warwick researcher has found.

Researchers recommend early walking in a brace for Achilles tendon rupture

2 weeks 4 days ago

A new study from the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford reveals a breakthrough for sportsmen and women in the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture. Researchers found that early walking in a brace provides similar outcomes to plaster casting with no increase in the risk of complications, paving the way for a big change in the way that patients are treated.

Professor Dieter Wolke wins British Psychological Society prize

2 weeks 5 days ago

Professor Dieter Wolke of the University of Warwick's Department of Psychology, and Head of the Lifespan Health and Wellbeing Research group and a collaborator with Warwick Medical School, has been named the 2020 British Psychological Society’s winner of the award for Distinguished Contributions to British Developmental Psychology.

Breakthrough made on the next big step to building the world’s most powerful particle accelerator

2 weeks 5 days ago

University of Warwick scientists have played a key role in a discovery that brings us closer to the construction of new types of high-power particle accelerators which would operate at particle energies higher than the Large Hadron Collider. For the first time scientists have observed muon ionization cooling – a major step in being able to create the world’s most powerful particle accelerator.

Online tool for carers demonstrated for Minister of State for Care

3 weeks ago

A new tool to help carers manage the daily challenges of life when caring for a friend or loved one has been presented to the Minister of State for Care at Westminster. Professor Jeremy Dale of the University of Warwick has met with Caroline Dinenage MP from the Department of Health and Social Care to demonstrate Care Companion, a new online support tool developed by Warwick Medical School to support people with caring responsibilities across Warwickshire and Coventry.

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