All entries for May 2005

May 31, 2005

New Range of Plant DNA Libraries Provides Massive Boost to World's Plant Researchers

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE100000010818/

Researchers at the University of Warwick's horticultural research arm Warwick HRI have created an extensive new range of libraries of plant DNA that will provide a massive boost to the world's plant researchers. The new collection of DNA libraries is the largest of its type in the world and will provide researchers with a unique resource.

The Warwick researchers have set up a new spin out company "Warwick Plant Genomic Libraries Limited" to develop this powerful new resource for plant researchers. It will be of particular benefit to academic researchers, scientists working in agriculture and horticulture and also to pharmaceutical research teams interested in the medicinal properties of plants.


May 24, 2005

Most People in High Value Homes Can Afford Local Taxes

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000107781/

The value of property is linked more closely to income and ability to pay tax than many people think, according to new research by the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick.

With council tax still a hot issue, a study sponsored by the ESRC and led by Dr Michael Orton, of the University of Warwick, found that the problem of people on low incomes living in high value properties may also be less common than often assumed.

Dr. Orton said: "We found that for owner-occupiers there is overall a clear and positive relationship between household income and property value, with few exceptions. This remains the case when different measures of property value are used, and is the same for couples or single people.


May 17, 2005

Manuscript Poetry – The Early Voice of Feminism?

Writing about web page http://www.research-tv.com/stories/creative/womens_poetry/

After 400 years of obscurity, some of Britain's earliest women writers are brought to press, triumphing over centuries of disadvantage that kept their work from public view.

Researchers from the University's department of English and Comparative Literature, working with colleagues from Birmingham and London, have published an anthology of 14 neglected women poets writing between 1589 and 1706.

Early Modern Women's Manuscript Poetry allows us to hear the female voices that otherwise would have been lost to history.

You can listen to extracts from the anthology by watching the Research TV report at the site above.


May 13, 2005

University of Warwick Wins £4.1 Million Centre to Boost UK Statistics Research

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000107331/

The University of Warwick has been awarded £4.1 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for a new research centre designed to boost UK statistics research and ensure that the discipline attracts many more young bright researchers.

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