All entries for April 2005

April 27, 2005

Life On A Knife's Edge

Professor Sir Peter Morris, former President of Royal College of Surgeons of England and Nuffield Professor of Surgery Emeritus will be coming to Warwick Medical School to present a seminar, 'Life On A Knife's Edge'.

Date: Tuesday 3rd May

*Venue: *Medical Teaching Centre, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill
Campus
Time: 6pm, followed by Wine Reception at 7pm.

Sir Peter pioneered renal transplant surgery in the UK, and is responsible for the way such operations are now performed nationwide, giving hundreds of patients a new lease to life each year.

It is not everyday that we can get a highly recognised man as Sir Peter to come and give a talk at our University, and as such, the organisers, Warwick Medical Society and Warwick Medical School invite all staff, students, surgeons and clinicians to share Sir Peter's remarkable story. It will be some sort of life story, and not academic, so the invite is open to staff and students of non-(Bio)medical departments who would also be interested, for whatever reason – perhaps close family or friend who has had a kidney transplant for instance.

So that we may plan for numbers, I would be grateful if you could e-mail J.K.K.Patel@warwick.ac.uk. You can also e-mail me at that address if you have any questions.

Jig
MB ChB, Year 1
Secretary, Warwick Medical Society


April 26, 2005

New Study Shows Simple Actions Wipe Out Huge Higher Heart Risks For Asian Diabetics

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000106274/

New research, to be revealed on Tuesday 26th of April at the launch of the University of Warwick Medical School's new Clinical Sciences Research Institute at the University Hospital campus at Walsgrave in Coventry, has shown that very simple interventions to target the health care of UK Asian diabetics can almost wipe out the 40% higher risks of heart disease linked to diabetes in that community.

April 14, 2005

Physicists Trash Turbulence Lab & Turn Pleasant Stream Into Raging Torrent

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000105704/

Researchers at the University of Warwick have trashed the world's biggest turbulence lab by turning a pleasant stream into a raging torrent – but they say their actions will lead to new understandings in one of the main unsolved problems in physics- turbulence.

April 13, 2005

Did Einstein get it wrong?

Writing about web page http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1456590,00.html

A century after Albert Einstein published his most famous ideas, physicists will today commemorate the occasion by trying to demolish one of them.
Astronomers will tell experts gathering at Warwick University to celebrate the anniversary of the great man's "miracle year" that the speed of light – Einstein's unchanging yardstick that underpins his special theory of relativity – might be slowing down.

Find out more about Physics at Warwick


April 04, 2005

Scientists find viruses can't stick to sea bugs in the dark

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000105324/

Blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, in the seas are as vital to the survival of life on earth as the oxygen producing plants are on land. But marine bacteria are attacked by viruses, which can seriously affect their life-sustaining abilities but now a researcher at the University of Warwick has discovered that these viruses don't work in the dark, according to research presented today (Monday, 04 April 2005) at the Society for General Microbiology's 156th Meeting in Edinburgh.

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