All entries for March 2009

March 24, 2009

South Asians with diabetes more likely to lose their eyesight earlier than White Europeans

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

South Asians with type 2 diabetes are significantly more at risk of losing their eyesight and losing it at an earlier age, compared to White Europeans with the same condition.


March 18, 2009

TEDx Warwick

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/more/tedx/

Presentations from the student-run, independently organised TED event at Warwick.


March 17, 2009

Vitamin D may not be the answer to SAD

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

A lack of Vitamin D, due to reduced sunlight, has been linked to depression and the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), but research by the University of Warwick shows there is no clear link between the levels of vitamin D in the blood and depression


March 16, 2009

String concert to help the healing process for hospital patients

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

A string quartet based at the University of Warwick is hoping that music will prove to be the best therapy for patients and staff at a Coventry hospital.


University launches £3 million scheme to help local builders

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/university_launches_1633/

The University of Warwick has launched a new scheme to make a significant part of its building work more easily accessible to local building firms.


March 12, 2009

£3.4 million programme to find solar cells you can wear, bend or even spray on

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/16334_million_programme/

The University of Warwick is to lead a consortium of eight UK universities in a new £3.4 Million programme to develop technologies that will lead to a new generation of solar ceils that you can not only wear, fold, bend, but you can also even spray onto surfaces.


Extremely premature children at high risk of learning difficulties by age 11

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

Children born extremely prematurely are at high risk of developing learning difficulties by the time they reach the age of 11.


March 10, 2009

Canada to double its global leadership role on gifted children this Summer

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

Canada is increasingly looking to be the place to be for Gifted Children and their families and teachers this summer as it is now hosting both the World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children and the first International Gateway for Gifted Youth IGGY U programme to be held in North America.


March 09, 2009

Shakespeare on the Brain

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

As part of International Brain Awareness week, a free public event using Shakespeare to explore the workings of the brain is being held at the University of Warwick next week.


Coventry sports stars to get on their bikes for World Kidney Day

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/?newsItem=094d43f61fade737011feadbf8a9411e

Players from Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team and Coventry Rugby Club will be joining Councillor Jack Harrison, Deputy Lord Mayor in getting on their bikes this week to raise awareness of World Kidney Day and organ transplantation.


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