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July 20, 2009

Bruker and Warwick Announce Collaboration for Development of Extreme Performance Mass Spectrometry

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

Bruker Daltonics announced today the establishment of a long-term collaborative programme with the University of Warwick for developing both applications and fundamental instrument technology in the area of extreme resolution mass spectrometry.


February 24, 2009

Houseplant pest gives clue to potential new anthrax treatment

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

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found how a citric acid-based Achilles heel used by a pathogen that attacks the popular African Violet house plant could be exploited not just to save African Violets but also to provide a potentially effective treatment for Anthrax.


August 26, 2008

Century old rule of Chemistry overturned – major implications for drug delivery

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

A new study by research chemists at the University of Warwick has challenged a century old rule of pharmacology that defined how quickly key chemicals can pass across cell walls.

The new observations of the Warwick researchers suggest that the real transport rates could be up to a hundred times slower than predicted by the century old “Overton’s Rule”.

This could have major implications for the development and testing of many future drugs.


April 11, 2008

Programme promoting international research begins

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

The director of the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Germany, Professor Klaus Kern, talks about collaboration with Warwick as he completes the first of a programme of visits by academics from across the world aimed at promoting international research across institutions and disciplines.


February 01, 2007

Green Chemistry

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

Professor James Clark from The University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence talks about sustainable chemistry, current areas of research and how it impacts on our day to day lives and the environment.

Length: 26 minutes

Summary:

What is Green Chemistry, what does the Centre do
What are Green Chemistry’s goals
Give some examples of Green Chemistry already out there
Current areas of research at the Centre
New types of fuels
Mainstream uptake of these technologies
Further examples relevant to the general public
What targets should we aim to achieve with Green Chemistry
Most significant area of environmental concern that will be addressed by Green Chemistry
Should we be looking at other ‘Green’ sciences
Is the popularity or economics an issue for Green Chemistry
How will you get the message across to people


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