Research reveals “climate-change complacency” across Europe

1 month 1 week ago

Most European citizens do not particularly care about climate change. That’s the striking finding from new research led by Warwick Economics on the views of 70,000 randomly sampled European men and women. Only 5% described themselves as “extremely worried” about climate change, while the climate and the environment ranked only fifth in people’s overall views about priorities.

You can train your brain to reduce motion sickness

1 month 1 week ago

Visuospatial training exercises can train the brain to reduce motion sickness, providing a potential remedy for future passengers riding in autonomous vehicles. Researchers at WMG, University of Warwick reduced motion sickness by over 50% using the training tool and it was found to be effective in both a driving simulator and on-road experimentation.

£6 million programme extension to help small manufacturers across the Midlands

1 month 2 weeks ago

The programme delivered by the SME Group at WMG, University of Warwick has been a major success in the West Midlands over the last 2 years, helping over 100 companies, develop 71 new products and processes, from automation and productivity plans through to the zero emission technologies of tomorrow. The team have been awarded a further £6m from to take them through to March 2023, meaning the team has gone from a 2 year £5m programme, to an £11m 5 ½ year programme. This extension will enable the team to operate from Wolverhampton and Worcestershire in the West, to Loughborough and Luton in the East Midlands.

Minerva Business Angels head recognised with Barclays Entrepreneur Award

1 month 2 weeks ago

Alex Toft, Head of Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, has been named a Barclays Entrepreneur Awards Regional Icon. The awards are made to individuals who are local thought leaders of influence, who actively contribute to the development of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, and who inspire others.

Bostin’ broadcast celebrates Black Country speech

1 month 3 weeks ago

Warwick dialect expert Esther Asprey of the Centre for Applied Linguistics will be celebrating the voices of the Black Country in a new episode of the BBC Radio 4 series, “Tongue and Talk: the Dialect Poets.” In conversation with presenter and poet Emma Purshouse, Dr Asprey discusses the origins of the dialect and talks about what it means to write in dialect, how we represent sound through spelling choices, and the pressure poets can feel on a national level to use Standard English.

Risk factors for mortality in diabetic patients discharged from hospital identified

1 month 3 weeks ago

When patients are discharged from Hospital those with diabetes are at an increased risk of readmission and mortality, there are guidelines for discharging patients with diabetes to reduce these risks, however researchers from the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG, University of Warwick and Warwick Medical School have identified known risk factors for mortality in adult patients discharged from hospital with diabetes.

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