All entries for May 2008

May 29, 2008

Warwick Arts Centre Helps Coventry Primary Schools Build Recipe Book for Skin, Blood and Bone

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

Warwick Arts Centre has been awarded a grant of £28,938 by the Wellcome Trust to run an arts & science project called ‘Skin, Blood and Bone’ with Coventry primary schools from September 2008 to July 2009.


May 27, 2008

Worrying Failure to meet challenge of South Asian patients with Type 2 diabetes

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

New research published in the Lancet today, Saturday 24th May 2008, has found a worrying failure of both current and enhanced GP interventions to deal with the particularly challenging effects of Type 2 diabetes on the health of South Asian patients in the UK.


May 21, 2008

Parish pieties

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

The sixth Warwick symposium on parish research, which draws together scholars from across Europe looking at the history of parishes from about the 14th Century, this year considers religious devotion.


May 20, 2008

Hybrid embryo research

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

Justin St John, Professor of reproductive biology at Warwick Medical School, explains some of the details of legislation that would permit for the first time in the UK the wide scale creation of hybrid human embryos for research, containing human and animal elements.


May 15, 2008

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill

Professor Justin St John of Warwick Medical School is an expert speaking in favour of the bill. You can listen to a podcast interview with Justin St John below.

He may be contacted on 024 7696 8701

Or via the press officer on 07876 217740


Vice–Chancellor says Science City could draw more talented Midlanders back to region

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/vice-chancellor_says_science/

On Friday 16th May University of Warwick Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift is to praise the £60 million Birmingham Science City initiative. He will say that it is a major investment that is helping the UK to keep competing with the massive investment in science being made by the UK’s competitors. He will also say that it could help draw many of the more talented non resident Midlanders back to the region.


May 12, 2008

Boston University and University of Warwick Launch Partnership

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

Boston University and the University of Warwick, one of Britain’s leading research universities, have announced a partnership to leverage the strengths of each institution through research collaboration in new and emerging disciplines.

The announcement coincided with a BU visit and speech by Rt. Hon. John Denham MP, the British Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, who echoed the recent statements by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for more inter-university collaboration between the U.S. and the United Kingdom.


May 07, 2008

Brittle bone scan developed by Warwick’s Deputy Vice–Chancellor helps own secretary

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

University of Warwick Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Palmer was amazed this week when his own PA Gill Gough asked for time off to take up the opportunity of a bone density scan at the University’s Sport Centre being offered to women at risk of brittle bones – osteoporosis. What amazed him wasn’t Gill’s perfectly reasonable request for the time off, it was the fact that he originally led the team that invented the machine that had now returned almost to his doorstep.


May 06, 2008

Nanotube production leaps from sooty mess in test tube to ready formed chemical microsensors

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

Carbon nanotubes’ potential as a super material is blighted by the fact that when first made they often take the form of an unprepossessing pile of sooty black mess in the bottom of a test tube. Now researchers in the University of Warwick’s Department of Chemistry have found a way of producing carbon nanotubes in which they instantly form a highly sensitive ready made electric circuit.


Double Costa Winner Success for 1st Ever National Student Writers’ Festival

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

PENCILFest, the UK’s first ever national student writers’ festival is celebrating striking double Costa prize gold as both Costa Book Prize winner A.L. Kennedy and Costa First Book Prize winner Catherine O’Flynn have agreed to appear at this unique free student run literary festival.


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