All entries for December 2007

December 21, 2007

Finding gratitude at Christmas

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

Psychologist Alex Wood talks about how gratitude could be the key to happiness and how our Christmas gifts can best generate gratitude.


December 19, 2007

Midlands manufacturer finds technological solution to high cost of exporting to US

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

The low value of the Dollar is causing real problems to companies wanting to export to the US but instead on giving up on that market one Midlands manufacturer has worked with researchers at the University of Warwick to produce a technological solution to their problem


'Outward looking and unashamedly ambitious'

Writing about web page http://www.researchresearch.com/news.cfm?pagename=newsStory&type=default&elementID=80590

Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift writes about Warwick’s research profile for researchresearch.com


Warwick Researchers Help Search for Causes of Alzheimers

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

University of Warwick scientists have received an £86,000 grant from the UK’s leading dementia research charity, the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, to investigate the role of a protein in the brain which they believe may be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease.


Colour Sudoku Puzzle Demonstrates New Vision for Computing

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

Researchers at the University of Warwick’s Department of Computer Science have developed a colour based Sudoku Puzzle that will help Sudoku players solve traditional Sudoku puzzles but also helps demonstrate the potential benefits of a radical new vision for computing.


December 11, 2007

Parents blind to children’s risk taking & skilled risk management

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

Researchers at the University of Warwick and the Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen have found that parents are often totally unaware of just how often their children take risks and just how good they are at managing that risk.


Scholars argue that TV is not merely an instrument of war but part of today’s terror

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

Researchers working in the fields of terrorism and war will be gathering tonight Tuesday 11th December in journalism’s Frontline club to look at the role of TV in war and terrorism today. The debate will look at how television news amplifies (and conflates) different threats and insecurities.


December 10, 2007

Research says Diabetics Most at Risk from Neglected Post Meal Sugar Peak

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

Christmas time is full of food when most of us simply have to worry about our expanding waist lines but new research led by the University of Warwick’s Medical School says that people with diabetes need to pay attention to the dangers of a neglected post meal peak in blood glucose. Indeed the research shows that this post meal peak can do even more damage than a more sustained rise in blood sugar.


Midlands Companies and Researchers Lead Development of Environmental Super Material

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

Researchers at the University of Warwick are working with half a dozen Midlands companies to exploit an environmental wonder material that will soon bring significant energy savings in power systems used in our cars and planes, and even save energy in power generation and transmission system.


Experts Say Consensus Should No Longer Be Deal Breaker in World Trade

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

The Warwick Commission, a panel of leading specialists on world trade is this week publishing the results of its 10 month study of the state of the world trade system. They are concerned about what they see as a dwindling commitment to multilateralism in global commerce and critical of national political leaders’ reliance on “the politics of blame and responsibility avoidance” in trade talks. They call for an end to the reliance on consensus decision-making in future negotiations; a bigger role for the World Trade Organization in the delivery of Aid for Trade to developing countries; escalating financial compensation as a means to resolve some trade disputes and a high level ‘reflection exercise’ on the future of the trade system by the members of the WTO.


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