All entries for October 2006

October 13, 2006

Expert Comment Available on Head of British Army's Comments on Iraq

Dr Rob Johnson, a University of Warwick historian, is an expert in current military deployments and Military history. He sees clear parallels between these comments and comments made by British generals on Iraq in the 1920s.

He may be contacted on 07973 143871, or via press officer Richard Fern 07876 217740


Expert Comment Available on Head of British Army's Comments on Iraq

Dr Rob Johnson, a University of Warwick historian, is an expert in current military deployments and Military history. He sees clear parallels between these comments and comments made by British generals on Iraq in the 1920s.

He may be contacted on 07973 143871, or via press officer Richard Fern 07876 217740


October 11, 2006

North Korea's nuclear diplomacy

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

North Korea’s announcement of a nuclear test has triggered an international diplomatic crisis.

Chris Hughes, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, and Dan Joyner, School of Law, discuss the history of the crisis and examine how current events may shape the political relationships in the region and beyond in the future.

Summary:

What is the history of the crisis and North Korea’s nuclear programme?
How has the international community repsonded?
North Korea’s legal position
Relationship with China
Sanctions or military options?
Impact of Westen rhetoric
Impact on regional stability
Likely outcomes


October 10, 2006

More independence for people with diabetes thanks to unique diabetes course for hospital staff

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000225247/

The health service has devoted much time and effort to enable people with diabetes to self manage their condition. However, they often have to attend hospital for other reasons and this can dramatically affect their diabetes. They can find that their diabetes care is disrupted in hospital because it is not treated with high enough priority. Hospital staff often say that they find diabetes difficult to manage and don’t know enough about it. Now a unique new course is playing a key role in addressing the need both for education of hospital staff, and to improve the experience and care of people with diabetes in hospital settings.

Warwick Diabetes Care, part of the University of Warwick’s Warwick Medical School has just launched this pioneering, accredited, ‘Management of Diabetes in Hospital Clinical Areas’ course (MDHCA) which is designed to be taught locally at each hospital. This course is the first of its kind in the UK and timely, having been designed to meet the long identified gap in learning opportunities for staff, and the competences associated with the Skills for Health framework. The course will help Acute Trusts implement national health policy relating to: meeting the requirements of Standard 8 of the NSF for Diabetes, enhancing the experience of people with diabetes being treated in hospital, and reducing emergency admissions for people with diabetes.


October 09, 2006

Brian Woods–Scawen: From Research Student to University of Warwick Treasurer

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE100000022540/

From 1968-71 he was a research student in political philosophy at the University of Warwick but Brian Woods-Scawen has now been appointed as University’s Honorary Treasurer by the University’s Council at its meeting on Thursday 5th October.

Brian Woods-Scawen has held a range of senior non executive appointments in the both private and public sectors and his opinion is valued both in the business sector and governance of the West Midlands region, and in Westminister.


October 04, 2006

'Protecting virus' offers instant flu protection & converts flu infections into their own vaccines

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

Research led by Professor Nigel Dimmock at the University of Warwick is developing an entirely new method of protecting against flu. This has been shown to protect animals against various strains of flu, and could offer protection against the full range of influenza A infections, including H5N1 and any new pandemic or epidemic strains infecting humans. The ‘protecting virus’ provides instant protection, and completely prevents flu symptoms developing by slowing influenza infection rates to such an extent that the harmful infection becomes a vaccine against that very form of influenza. It can also counter an actual infection and offer protection if given up to 24 hours after first infection (and possibly longer).


Developing a 'Protecting Virus' for flu defense

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

Research led by Professor Nigel Dimmock at the University of Warwick is developing an entirely new method of protecting against flu. This has been shown to protect animals against various strains of flu, and could offer protection against the full range of influenza A infections, including H5N1 and any new pandemic or epidemic strains infecting humans. The ‘protecting virus’ provides instant protection, and completely prevents flu symptoms developing by slowing influenza infection rates to such an extent that the harmful infection becomes a vaccine against that very form of influenza. It can also counter an actual infection and offer protection if given up to 24 hours after first infection (and possibly longer).

Notes:
Variations of influenza
Evolving virus
Effectiveness of current drugs
How a protecting virus works
Why is it more effective than current vaccination
H5N1 and the technique
Relationship between influenza and shore birds
Next research goals


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