All entries for December 2008

December 16, 2008

Festive Ballet for Gifted Children in Singapore

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

A hundred of the world’s gifted young people are going to the Singapore Dance Theatre’s festive ballet The Nutcracker in Singapore as part of a special international residential programme designed to provide a special educational for some of the world’s most gifted young people.


December 15, 2008

New tool could unpick complex cancer causes & help sociologists mine Facebook

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

Researchers at the University of Warwick’s Department of Statistics and Centre for Complexity Science have devised a new research tool that could help unpick the complex cell interactions that lead to cancer and also allow social scientists to mine social networking sites such as Facebook for useful insights.


December 09, 2008

University Warwick installs head of CBI as new Chancellor

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

The University of Warwick will formally install CBI Director-General Richard Lambert as its new Chancellor, on the evening of Wednesday 10th December in the Theatre of Warwick Arts Centre.


University Awards Chancellor’s Medal to Leamington Man

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/university_awards_chancellor146s/

The University of Warwick is to award a Chancellor’s medal to Leamington resident Jim Rushton who was for many years Deputy Registrar of the University. The medal will be awarded on the occasion of the installation of the University of Warwick’s new Chancellor, CBI Director-General Richard Lambert, on the evening of Wednesday 10th December.


University Awards Chancellor’s Medal to Former Coventry Teacher

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/university_awards_chancellor146s_medal_to_former_coventry_teacher1/

The University of Warwick is to award a Chancellor’s medal to a former Coventry Teacher on the occasion on the installation of its new Chancellor, CBI Director-General Richard Lambert, on the evening of Wednesday 10th December.


December 08, 2008

Precious metal could lead to next generation of cancer treatments

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

A precious metal which has never before been used in a clinical setting is being developed as an anti-cancer agent by University of Warwick researchers. The metal, osmium, is closely related to platinum, which is widely used to treat cancers in the form of the drug cisplatin. Most famously, the cyclist Lance Armstrong was treated with cisplatin for testicular cancer.


Vitamin B1 could reverse early–stage kidney disease in diabetes patients

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/vitamin_b1_could/

Researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered high doses of thiamine – vitamin B1 – can reverse the onset of early diabetic kidney disease.


December 04, 2008

Warwick drives forward new bone implant technology for tissue engineering

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

A method of producing synthetic bone, using techniques normally used to make catalytic converters for cars, is being developed by researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick.


December 03, 2008

Hands free mobile phone conversations add 5 metres to drivers' braking distances

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

Research led by Psychology researchers at the University of Warwick reveals that mobile telephone conversations impair drivers’ visual attention to such a degree that it can add over 5 metres to the braking distance of a car travelling at 60 miles and causes almost twice as many errors as drivers driving without the distraction of a mobile phone conversation.


More evidence needed to show ‘what works’ in prevention of child abuse

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

A paper commissioned by The Lancet on child abuse shows more evidence is needed to discover ‘what works’ to prevent child maltreatment.

A collaborative study involving the University of Warwick and academic colleagues from Canada, New Zealand, and America looked at interventions aimed at preventing the occurrence of abuse, and those aimed at preventing its recurrence


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