All entries for March 2008

March 31, 2008

Minister Liam Byrne announces three Academic Health Sciences Centres in the West Midlands

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

West Midlands Minister, Liam Byrne MP, will visit The University of Warwick’s Medical School on Monday 31 March to announce the creation of three Academic Health Sciences Centres (AHSC) in the region.


Researchers use high tech in mould watermark to protect plastic products from piracy

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

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have devised a high tech way to add Anti-counterfeiting to plastic products as they are created in the moulding process. The process could cost less than one per cent of the total cost of manufacturing the product.


March 26, 2008

Are your pets members of your family?

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

Do you think of your pets as family members? Is your cat or dog a replacement for the children that have now flown the nest? New research from the University of Warwick suggests what we’ve always suspected, that pets are sometimes more like family than our own kin.


March 25, 2008

The case for embryo research

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

Professor of reproductive biology at Warwick Medical School Justin St John explains his proposed work in creating very early stage hybrid human-animal embroyos for research – what is involved, what the result will be and the benefits that could come from the research.


March 20, 2008

Richard Lambert Appointed As New Chancellor of University of Warwick

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

The University of Warwick has just appointed Mr Richard Lambert, Director-General of the CBI, to be its new Chancellor.

He was appointed Chancellor at a joint meeting of the University of Warwick’s Senate and Council held on Wednesday 19th March. He will take up the position with effect from 1st August 2008 in succession to Warwick’s current Chancellor Sir Nick Scheele.


March 13, 2008

System frustrates terminally ill Gypsy Travellers wishing to die at home

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

The needs of terminally-ill Gypsy Travellers are being overlooked by hospitals and GPs in the UK, according to research carried out at the University of Warwick.

Researchers have identified a gap in palliative care provision for English Romany Gypsy Travellers, a community which is officially classed as an ethnic minority. Dr Elouise Jesper, a General Practitioner, spent two years interviewing Gypsy Travellers and gathering data on two sites as part of her postgraduate research at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick.


March 12, 2008

Research could put penicillin back in battle against antibiotic resistant bugs that kill millions

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

Research led by the University of Warwick has uncovered exactly how the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae has become resistant to the antibiotic penicillin. The same research could also open up MRSA to attack by penicillin and help create a library of designer antibiotics to use against a range of other dangerous bacteria.


March 06, 2008

South Asian population less likely to attend cancer screening than non–asian

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

Research led by the University of Warwick has revealed that members of the South Asian community are only half as likely to take up an invitation for bowel cancer screening and 15 per cent less likely to attend breast cancer screening than members of the non-Asian community.


Triple success for University of Warwick in London Olympics Guide

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

The London Olympic organisers have announced today, Monday 3rd March, that the University of Warwick is to be recommended as a Training base for competitors in the London 2012 games in three sports: Fencing, Table Tennis, and Indoor Volleyball.


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