All entries for October 2008

October 30, 2008

Spy researcher says once improbable Bond villains now close to real thing

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Professor Richard J. Aldrich, Professor of International Security at University of Warwick says that the once improbable seeming villains in the Bond movies have become close to the real threats faced by modern security services.

October 29, 2008

Researchers find new chemical key that could unlock hundreds of new antibiotics

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Chemistry researchers at The University of Warwick and the John Innes Centre, have found a novel signalling molecule that could be a key that will open up hundreds of new antibiotics unlocking them from the DNA of the Streptomyces family of bacteria.

October 27, 2008

University celebrates gold PR award for Warwick Commission

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The Warwick Commission, an international panel of experts established by the University of Warwick to tackle issues of global importance, has taken gold at the CIPR Pride awards 2008.

WMG Appoints Broadcast Innovation Specialist to New Chair

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WMG, the international research and education group at the University of Warwick, has appointed a top media innovator to head its new digital media team.

Experts gather at Warwick for anniversary of controversial book

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Experts will gather at the University of Warwick to mark the 20th anniversary of a controversial book which claims classical Greek culture has African roots.

October 20, 2008

Student recruitment agency celebrates success of first ‘Unitemp of the Year’ event

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The University of Warwick’s on-campus recruitment agency Unitemps is celebrating the success of its first ‘Unitemp of the Year’ event, a competition to reward the efforts of students working while they study. Two Warwick students scooped the 1st & 2nd prizes, which were generously donated by Steve Dawson from a local IT business and regular user of the Unitemps service.

October 15, 2008

Expert comment – Inpatient psychiatric care

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Warwick Medical School Professor of Psychiatry Scott Weich argues that inpatient NHS psychiatric care is expensive, unpopular and often unsatisfactory.

In an editorial for the British Medical Journal this month, Professor Weich said a recent national review of inpatient services by the Healthcare Commission rated 59% of trusts as fair or weak.

He said: “Where things are bad, they are very bad, and these are the places where the needs of the most excluded, vulnerable and disaffected (including those from black and minority communities) are least adequately met.”

Professor Weich stated that the number of psychiatric beds had fallen by 31% between 1996 and 2006.

He added: “That service users welcome further reductions in bed numbers speaks volumes, not only for the reprehensible state of many inpatient units, but also for users’ confidence in community services.”

To contact Professor Weich, call Kelly Parkes-Harrison, Communications Officer, 02476 150483, 07824 540863

Warwick first UK university to acquire von Hagens plastinations for anatomy teaching

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More than 200 body parts from Gunther von Hagens’ laboratory in Germany will be used to teach anatomy to medical students at the University of Warwick. This is the first time Von Hagens’ plastinated specimens have been used for teaching by a UK medical school.

October 14, 2008

Scholars join in 17th & 18th Century Studies research partnership between Warwick and UCLA

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A new research partnership spanning two centuries and involving significant numbers of academic staff has been established between the University of Warwick and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Research Says Singling Out Sheep Will Save 1.3 Million from Lameness

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New research from the University of Warwick, published today in the journal BMC Veterinary Research, suggests that a simple cheap individual approach to the care of sheep could slash the incidence of lameness in UK sheep saving 1.3 million sheep from lameness.

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