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Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste 

18 Jun 18

Plants can be genetically rewired to resist the devastating effects of disease significantly reducing crop waste worldwide according to new research into synthetic biology by the University of Warwick.


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New ID pictures of conducting polymers discover a surprise ABBA fan 

15 Jun 18

First ever detailed pictures of conjugated polymers which conduct electricity and are highly sought after captured with novel visualisation technique developed by University of Warwick New approach realises Richard Feynman’s famous remark that it…


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UK Universities host high-profile careers fair in Shanghai 

15 Jun 18

Careers professionals at the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham and Nottingham are busy planning their next business partnership in China after their first joint graduate careers event in country attracted praise from employers, students and alumni.


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£1.2 million boost to crop research at University of Warwick 

15 Jun 18

The University of Warwick is set to receive £1.2 million in funding to support its pioneering research in improving the resilience, sustainability and productivity of UK crops, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced today.


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Lamppost EV charging points brought to market thanks to WMG 

14 Jun 18

Lampposts could be the answer to electric vehicle charging, thanks to help from researchers at WMG, University of Warwick in bringing a new brand of charging points to market some of which are powering electric vehicles on the University campus.


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Unique personalised online resource for carers of older people launched 

14 Jun 18

A personalised online resource specifically for carers of older people in the UK has been launched by the University of Warwick.


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Toolkit for more inclusive conferences launched by Warwick researchers 

12 Jun 18

A set of recommendations to help cure the problem of feeling ‘in two places at once’ when attending work-related events such as conferences is being launched today by University of Warwick researchers.


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Large-Scale Study Indicates Novel and Abundant Nitrogen-Fixing Microbes in the Surface Ocean 

12 Jun 18

Move over, cyanobacteria! A large-scale study, involving Dr Christopher Quince of the Warwick Medical School, of the Earth’s surface ocean indicates the microbes responsible for fixing nitrogen therepreviously thought to be almost exclusively …


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Uk’s first access course in Islamic Education launched at Warwick 

12 Jun 18

The UK’s first access course in Islamic Education has been launched by the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick.


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High-tech treatment of open leg wounds no better than using regular dressings 

12 Jun 18

A new study of open leg fractures suggests there is no difference to patient recovery whether high-tech negative pressure wound therapy devices are used, compared to standard dressings.


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WMG part of £1.4m EPSRC research project on user-centric and privacy-aware personal data management for leisure travellers 

11 Jun 18

WMG, at the University of Warwick are partners in a £1.4m EPSRC funded research project addressing challenges about Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in the Digital Economy.


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UK companies need to act now to prepare for the loss of the EU right to freedom of establishment, advises Warwick legal expert 

7 Jun 18

Thousands of UK corporations could lose their legal rights to do business after Brexit, warns a new briefing paper from GLOBE, a research centre within the University of Warwick’s Law School.


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Bad news becomes hysteria in crowds, new research shows 

7 Jun 18

News stories about terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other potential threats become increasingly negative, inaccurate and hysterical when passed from person to person, according to new research by the University of Warwick.


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More than words: Migration, Identity, and Translation Network public summit calls for action to tackle the monolingual mindset and language exclusion 

7 Jun 18

Academics, practitioners and activists meeting at the University of Warwick call for language teaching and learning to be seen as essential in today’s global society and urge policymakers to adopt a national and international strategy to break the …


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Warwick Ranked in UK Top 10 and World Top 60 by QS 

6 Jun 18

Placed 10th in the UK and 54 th in the world, the new 2019 ranking means that the University of Warwick has risen 10 places in the QS World University Rankings since 2014.


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Warwick Professors Awarded Two of UK’s Highest Cultural Honours 

6 Jun 18

Two professors, the poet David Morley and the historian Peter Marshall, from the University of Warwick have this week been awarded two of the UK’s highest honours in arts and culture.


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New book covers the A to Zzzzzz of sleep 

6 Jun 18

A new book highlights how living in our increasingly sleep deprived society is affecting our health.


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Midlands Future Mobility in the driving seat to transform the environment for connected vehicles 

5 Jun 18

Midlands Future Mobility, a consoritum led by WMG at the University of Warwick, will use over 50 miles of Coventry and Birmingham roads to establish the Midlands as a world class UK centre for the development, and evaluation of, connected and …


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Declaration of Intent: the Creation of a European University Alliance 

5 Jun 18

Following executive discussions, detailed planning by academic groups, and the joint signing of key memoranda, the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), the University of Paris Seine (France) and Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium) have declared …


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Professor David Morley elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature 

5 Jun 18

The poet, Professor David Morley of the University of Warwick’s Warwick Writing Programme, has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.


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Professor Peter Marshall wins Wolfson History Prize 

5 Jun 18

Professor Peter Marshall, of the University of Warwick’s Department of History, has won this year’s Wolfson History Prize with his book Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation…


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Globular clusters 4 billion years younger than previously thought 

4 Jun 18

Globular clusters could be up to 4 billion years younger than previously thought, new research led by the University of Warwick has found.


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New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy 

1 Jun 18

As the FIFA World Cup approaches researchers have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments.


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Atomically thin nanowires convert heat to electricity more efficiently 

1 Jun 18

Waste heat can be converted to electricity more efficiently using one-dimensional nanoscale materials as thin as an atom ushering a new way of generating sustainable energy thanks to new research by the University of Warwick.


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Memory processes depend on protein ‘off-switch’ – could lead to new Alzheimer’s treatments 

31 May 18

Memory, learning and cognitive flexibility depend on a protein ‘off-switch’ in the brain, according to a breakthrough discovery made by an international research collaboration co-led by the University of Warwick.


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Warwick Ranked in THE’s World Reputation Rankings Top 100 

31 May 18

The University of Warwick has been named as one the world’s top 100 universities for research and teaching by the Times Higher Education’s 2018 World Reputation Rankings – one of only nine UK institutions to make the list.


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Tate Modern’s Tate Exchange: Warwick academics question Truth, Justice and History through public art engagement 

31 May 18

Researchers from the University of Warwick are exploring their research findings through artistic practice with the public at Tate Modern’s Tate Exchange programme next month (June 12-17).


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Warwick ranked 8th in UK by the Guardian 

29 May 18

The Guardian 2019 University Guide has ranked the University of Warwick 8th in the UK.


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RESOLVE prototypes shape future of electric urban commuting 

25 May 18

The future of daily urban commuting could be small, lightweight Electric L-category Vehicles (ELVs) a cost effective, energy efficient and comfortable alternative to traditional cars in cities, is at the heart of the €6.92m RESOLVE project, which …


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The spies who loved him – what do real intelligence officers think of James Bond? 

25 May 18

As a new art exhibition opens at Bletchley Park celebrating the James Bond series and exploring Bond creator Ian Fleming’s links to the secret world of intelligence and espionage, two University of Warwick academics reveal what real spies think of …


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Parents, researchers and charities join forces to create new resource for parents of children with learning disabilities. 

25 May 18

The University of Warwick, Mencap, Cerebra, and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation have teamed up with parents of children with learning disabilities to produce a new Parents Guide, launched today in Belfast.


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Improved financial regulation deters misconduct, study finds 

24 May 18

Improved regulation has deterred a greater amount of financial misconduct in the UK since the global financial crisis, according to a new study by researchers at UEA, Bangor University, and the Universities of Warwick and Otago.


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New Shakespeare exhibition featuring Warwick research opens in Stratford 

24 May 18

A new exhibition, Hear the Ambassadors: The Performance of Diplomacy in the Age of Shakespeare , opened this week in Stratford.


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Hotter bodies fight infections and tumours better – researchers show how 

21 May 18

The hotter our body temperature, the more our bodies speed up a key defence system that fights against tumours, wounds or infections, new research by a multidisciplinary team of mathematicians and biologists from the Universities of Warwick and …


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University of Warwick delighted at Coventry’s European City of Sport win 

17 May 18

The University of Warwick is celebrating Coventry’s latest accolade – European City of Sport.


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Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia 

17 May 18

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive (mental) impairment in older people with dementia, finds a trial led by a University of Warwick researcher…


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Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women with HER2 positive breast cancer 

17 May 18

Study that finds women with HER2 positive early-stage breast cancer taking Herceptin for six months could be as effective as 12 months in preventing relapse and death, and can reduce side effects, finds new research.


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UK’s first 1 GHz solid-state NMR Spectrometer funded at Warwick 

15 May 18

The UK’s first 1 GHz solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer is on its way to the University of Warwick, thanks to £8 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).


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US boycott of Chinese researchers could ‘stifle’ global progress, research suggests. 

14 May 18

Academics are warning that proposed measures by the Trump administration to restrict Chinese researchers from working in the US could ‘stifle’ global progress.


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Copyrights, patents and trademarks – how will Brexit affect intellectual property rights? 

14 May 18

The second in a new series of briefs bringing current legal thinking to bear on public policy issues and contemporary concerns has been published today by GLOBE, a research centre within the University of Warwick’s Law School.


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BBC journalist, Paralympic gold medalist, South African mediator, and NASA scientist to receive honorary degrees from the University of Warwick 

14 May 18

Leading BBC Journalist Stephen Sackur, Paralympic rowing gold medalist Pamela Relph, a South African conflict mediator Peter Harris, and a NASA scientist Douglas Terrier, are just four of the people who will receive honorary degrees from the …


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Oral drug treatment helps protect cancer patients from potentially deadly DVT and pulmonary embolism 

11 May 18

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition.


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AI Network launched to tackle societal issues 

10 May 18

Warwick Business School is launching a research network to investigate how artificial intelligence can be used to take on some of the world’s biggest challenges.


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Many newborn screening recommendations do not assess key evidence on benefits and harms 

10 May 18

Many national recommendations on whether to screen newborn babies for rare conditions do not assess the evidence on the key benefits and harms of screening.


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WMG Enhances Collaborative R&D Capability with the UK’s most advanced 5G mmWave Test Platform 

9 May 18

Mobile telecommunication operators, infrastructure suppliers, car manufacturers, and local councils are all seeking to understand the benefit from the leap in bandwidth promised by 5G technologies, and are lining up to use the very latest 5G …


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Nanoscale measurements 100x more precise, thanks to improved two-photon technique 

8 May 18

The precision of measuring nanoscopic structures could be substantially improved, thanks to research involving the University of Warwick and QuantIC researchers at the University of Glasgow and Heriot Watt University into optical sensing.


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Archbishop Welby visits WMG, University of Warwick 

4 May 18

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, visited WMG at the University of Warwick today (4 May 2018), as part of his ‘homecoming’ tour around Coventry, the city where he was first ordained.


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New science festival comes to Coventry this month 

4 May 18

A new festival coming to Coventry this month is bringing scientists into the local pub.


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Coventry & Warwickshire people urged to take advantage of blood pressure checks 

4 May 18

Campaign backed by leading University of Warwick medical expert…


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2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation open for submissions 

2 May 18

The University of Warwick is pleased to announce that the submission period for the 2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation is now open.







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