All entries for March 2007

March 16, 2007

Falstaff – a tragic wit or fool and jester?

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=falstaff.mp3

Paul Allen talks about Falstaff, one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles.

Summary:

Why is Falstaff considered to be a great Shakespearean role
What is the impact of Falstaff
Is he a clown or a subversive character
The origins of Falstaff
How was he perceived by Shakespeares contemporaries
Falstaff and the Merry Wives of Windsor
How have our perceptions of Falstaff changed
Interpretations of Falstaff
The demise of Falstaff
Is Falstaff a tragic or comic figure


March 13, 2007

Aston Martin

Dr Charles Tennent is an expert on the Car Industry and can provide informed comment on the sale of Aston Martin.

Contact him on 02476 573094, or via the university press officer Richard Fern on 07876 217740.


Warwick students to power up European Space Agency moon orbiting satellite

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/warwick_students_to/

Engineering students at the University of Warwick have begun to design and build power supply systems for a moon orbiting satellite planned for launch by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2011.

The European Student Moon Orbiter Satellite (ESMO) project is part of ESA’s Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative which runs a series of high-level, collaborative projects that culminate in a student-built satellite being launched via either a Soyuz or Ariane rocket.


March 12, 2007

Secret of Worm’s Poison Pill Box Protein Could Produce New Natural Insecticide

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/secret_of_worms/

Researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered how a protein from a bacterium acts like a cunningly designed poison pill box that could now be used as a basis of a new range of natural insecticides. It had been known that nematode worms can infect and kill insect pests with the help of a bacterium which they harbour inside their intestine.


March 09, 2007

The history and uses of Aspirin

Professor Mike Stillings talks about the history and uses of Aspirin.

Summary:

What is aspirin
What are its main uses
How does aspirin work
Disadvantages of its use
Possible treatment for cancer
Current research areas
Issues with long term use
Statistics for impact
Cost/benefit issues of usage
Can it be found naturally?


March 08, 2007

New research finds that cholesterol busting statins also reduce blood pressure

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/new_research_finds/

A new study led by researchers at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick reveals that patients using cholesterol busting statins get a bonus benefit from such drugs as the Warwick researchers have now found that statins also have a positive effect on blood pressure levels.


March 05, 2007

New Device could revolutionise eye disease diagnosis – creating eye maps on the high street

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/new_device_could/

A new digital ophthalmoscope, devised by a research team led by the University of Warwick can provide both doctors and high street optometrists with a hand held eye disease diagnosis device equal to the power of bulky hospital based eye diagnosis cameras. It will also give optometrists the ability to email detailed eye maps of patients to specialist eye doctors.


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