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September 03, 2009

Racing car puts researcher in pole position for British Science Association award

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

An environmentally friendly racing car has helped propel University of Warwick researcher Dr Kerry Kirwan to the award of a prestigious British Science Association Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture.


June 09, 2009

New antibiotics could come from a DNA binding compound that kills bacteria in 2 minutes

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

A synthetic DNA binding compound has proved surprisingly effective at binding to the DNA of bacteria and killing all the bacteria it touched within two minutes.


June 01, 2009

Stellar explosion displays massive carbon footprint

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

While humans are still struggling to get rid of unwanted carbon it appears that the heavens are really rather good at it. New research by astrophysicists at the University of Warwick has discovered that a mystery stellar explosion recorded in 2006 may have marked the unusual death of an equally unusually carbon-rich star.


July 16, 2008

‘The biology of the 21st Century’

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

A pioneer of systems biology Professor Denis Noble, an honorary graduate at the University of Warwick, talks about how society’s view of the discipline is set to change.


May 20, 2008

Hybrid embryo research

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

Justin St John, Professor of reproductive biology at Warwick Medical School, explains some of the details of legislation that would permit for the first time in the UK the wide scale creation of hybrid human embryos for research, containing human and animal elements.


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.


November 17, 2005

The Science of Discworld – An interview with Professor Ian Stewart

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

Why would a leading mathematician want to dabble with the world of magic and fantasy fiction?

Professor Ian Stewart has now written three books with Terry Pratchett and Professor Jack Cohen. In this interview Professor Stewart explains the thinking behind the books and the history of how they came about.


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