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October 12, 2009

Premium car research & cow dung point to new high tech disease diagnosis

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Dr Mark Pharaoh (left) Dr Ramesh P Arasaradnam (Right)Research at the University of Warwick have taken high tech gas sensors normally used to test components for premium cars and applied the same techniques to human blood, human urine, and even cow dung samples from local cow pats. The results could lead to a new high tech medical tool that could provide a fast diagnosis for some of the most difficult gastrointestinal illnesses and metabolic diseases.

Blue Peter Badges Made From Eco Friendly Racing Car Technology

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Researchers at the University of Warwick will be appearing on the BBC’s Blue Peter show on Tuesday 13th October to demonstrate their eco friendly “WorldFirst Formula 3 racing car” which can be powered by chocolate, steered by carrots, and has bodywork made partly from potatoes. They will be seen surprising the Blue Peter presenters with specially made high tech Blue Peter badges which use the same eco friendly materials as the racing car.

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