All entries for June 2007

June 28, 2007

Research Says Sugar Coated Proteins Seal in a Memory of Diabetes

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Researchers at the University of Warwick’s Warwick Medical School have uncovered a process that locks the body’s metabolism in a diabetic state after only relatively limited exposure to high glucose levels.

June 25, 2007

Ambulance crews gain crucial new hand held computer link to emergency medical data

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Ambulance crews are to gain a crucial new tool to help them get speedy access to information on everything from advice on resuscitation drugs doses, to data on toxic chemicals and poisons thanks to a new Ambulance Crew Electronic Pocket Guide for Personal Digital Assistants, devised by the University of Warwick, being launched at the Ambulance Service Association Conference (AMBEX) in Harrogate on 27th -29th June.

June 20, 2007

Gifted Kids Say No Place For British Values in the National Curriculum

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A survey of some England’s gifted children in The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, based at the University of Warwick, has found that those pupils see no place for the teaching of “British Values” in the National Curriculum.

June 13, 2007

Children's worker & leading UK poet among those to be honored by the University of Warwick

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The University of Warwick has today announced the names of nine people who will received Honorary Degrees from the University during its Summer degree ceremonies this July.

WBS Report for CMI says office turf wars and dirty politics in decline

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A report published today by the Chartered Management Institute shatters the myth that ‘to get ahead, you have to play dirty’. Called Leading with Political Awareness, it shows UK business leaders are increasingly rejecting ‘turf wars’ and the pursuit of petty personal advantage, in favour of partnership and alliance building. The report also provides the first national picture of levels of ‘political skill’ across the UK and highlights what senior executives will need to succeed in the future.

June 12, 2007

£3.8 Million Early Xmas Present for Warwick and Liverpool Universities

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It may still be six months to Christmas but the University of Warwick and University of Liverpool have just received a £3.8 million pound XMaS present from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

However on this occasion XMaS doesn’t stand for Christmas but for “X-ray Magnetic Scattering”.

Physicist cracks women’s random but always lucky choice of X chromosome

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A University of Warwick physicist has uncovered how female cells are able to choose randomly between their two X chromosomes and why that choice is always lucky.

Human males have both a X and a Y chromosome but females have two X chromosomes. This means that in an early stage in the development of a woman’s fertilised egg the cells need to silence one of those two X chromosomes. This process is crucial to survival and problems with the process are related to serious genetic diseases.

June 11, 2007

The Culture of Genetics – part 2

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Professor Sander Gilman of Emory University continues our discussion on the culture and science of genetics.


Questions of reality and genetic
Mapping the genome is a snapshot exercise
Genetics and identity
Simplification of a complex science
What about free will
Do we impose truth upon genetic science
Should we fear the science or the scientist

June 01, 2007

Europe’s largest professional engineering organization backs WMG Courses

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Postgraduate courses offered by WMG, the global innovation specialist based at the University of Warwick, have been formally endorsed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Squad of 17 players & managers sign up to WBS professional football management course

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Seventeen more professional football payers and managers will start Warwick Business School’s renowned Certificate in Football Management course this week at the University of Warwick.

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