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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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Cancer patients set to benefit from world’s largest surgery study 

1 May 18

Improved care for patients undergoing cancer surgery is the focus of a pioneering worldwide study which benefits from University of Warwick expertise.


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WMG to test new location system for intelligent vehicles 

1 May 18

Intelligent vehicles and smart devices could gain more accurate location awareness by ‘fusing’ Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and WiFi signals and a test for this is the focus of an Innovate UK project led by Spirent Communications …


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Coventry’s universities prepare for City of Culture with cultural projects open to all 

30 Apr 18

Coventry’s universities are to embark on a series of collaborations to bring their research directly to Coventrians in the run up to UK City of Culture 2021.


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Warwick gets share of £2.6 million research funding from Diabetes UK 

27 Apr 18

Diabetes UK has committed to invest £2.6 million in 19 brand new projects including one at the University’s School of life Sciences.


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Taking the sting out of STEM 

26 Apr 18

In a new international collaboration, experts from the University of Warwick and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg are training South African teachers in a set of research-informed techniques to address anxiety around science, maths …


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One of UK’s foremost NHS chief executives to lead Healthcare Systems activities at WMG 

26 Apr 18

It was announced today, Thursday 26th April 2018, that Dame Julie Moore, currently Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), is to become a Professor of Healthcare Systems at WMG, University of Warwick.


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University of Warwick ranked in top 10 in the UK and first in the UK for in Creative Writing 

25 Apr 18

The University of Warwick has been ranked top 10 in the UK, and the leading university in the West Midlands, according to the latest UK University league table.


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WMG to help Jaguar Land Rover develop self-driving car that can ‘see’ around corners 

24 Apr 18

WMG at the University of Warwick is to work with Jaguar Land Rover in a key part of a£4.7 million project called AutopleX which will develop vehicles that can ‘see’ around corners and through obstacles, enhancing the capability of self-driving …


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Warwick Law School teaching fellow wins British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award 2018 

24 Apr 18

Dr Andi Hoxhaj, Teaching Fellow in the University of Warwick Law School, has won a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award.


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Warwick and Aston awarded half a million pounds to study 10,000 of the UK’s smallest businesses 

23 Apr 18

The Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) led by Professor Stephen Roper of Warwick Business School at theUniversity of Warwick, and Professor Mark Hart of Aston University has been awardedhalf a million pounds to research up to 10,000 of UK’s smallest …


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New research could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells 

20 Apr 18

Physicists at the University of Warwick have today, Thursday 19th April 2018, published new research in the Journal Science today 19 th April 2018 (via the Journal’s First Release pages) that could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells …


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Dodo’s violent death revealed 

20 Apr 18

The famous Oxford Dodo died after being shot in the back of the head, according to breakthrough research by Oxford University Museum of Natural History and WMG at the University of Warwick.


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Applications open for Midlands ICURe pilot programme to fund university researchers’ commercial ideas 

19 Apr 18

University researchers are being offered up to £35,000 to take their commercially-promising ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace, thanks to a new competition being delivered by the University of Warwick.


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Warwick and Leicester researchers help map the route to a highly skilled digital future for museums 

19 Apr 18

Research from the University of Warwick and the University of Leicester, being launched today in Vancouver, will help to transform the ways UK museums use digital technologies to share their collections and engage new audiences with their work.


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New insights into disabled young people who ‘succeed but don’t proceed’ at school 

18 Apr 18

Social factors including low expectations and experiences of bullying are creating barriers to higher education for young people with disabilities in England, according to new research from the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics…


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Medical school to show the public how to build a human 

17 Apr 18

The University of Warwick will be opening its doors to explain how we all got here.


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Submissions open for Warwick associated Sunday Times Young Writer award 

16 Apr 18

Submissions are now open for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2018 in association with the University of Warwick.


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Warwick helps bring Shakespeare to Yosemite National Park 

16 Apr 18

An eco-focussed version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is to be performed in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, thanks to a team involving the University of Warwick.


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Warwick joins university partnership to launch Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator (MICRA) 

16 Apr 18

The University of Warwick is part of a new connected system of technology transfer offices that has been launched to drive jobs and economic growth across the Midlands region, following a £5million award from Research England.


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Professor Peter Marshall shortlisted for Wolfson History Prize 

16 Apr 18

Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation , by Professor Peter Marshall of the University of Warwick, has been shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018.


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£850,000 fund powers launch of Feuer International Scholarships in AI at University of Warwick 

16 Apr 18

A half million pound donation by Warwick graduate, philanthropist and AI technology based entrepreneur Jonathan Feuer, matched with additional funding by the University of Warwick is powering the launch of the new the Feuer International Scholarships…


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Lack of Sleep leads to Obesity in Children and Adolescents 

16 Apr 18

Children who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity.


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Three senior figures from AstraZeneca, JLR, and Associated British Ports grapple with Brexit’s impact on global supply chains at special WMG event 

16 Apr 18

Three senior figures from Jaguar Land Rover, AstraZeneca, and Associated British Ports will be giving their views on Brexit’s potential impact on Global Supply Chain at a special WMG debate and event at the University of Warwick on Tuesday 8 May …


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New research project will crowdsource philosophical thinking about current affairs 

12 Apr 18

Each month, the Philosophy in a Time of Crisis website will host a dialogue on one of the key problems and challenges faced by Europe, inviting short contributions and interviews from leading philosophers, artists, writers and intellectuals.


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More Leverhulme Success for University 

12 Apr 18

Another member of the University of Warwick Department of Sociology has been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize in the 2017 awards round.


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Warwick-backed state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy facility opened 

12 Apr 18

A new state-of-the-art Cryo-Electron Microscope (Cryo-EM) facility that will advance the understanding of the processes of life has been officially opened.


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Warwick academic honoured with British Sociological Association Distinguished Service award 

11 Apr 18

Professor John Solomos from the University of Warwick Department of Sociology has been given this year’s Distinguished Service to British Sociology Award, an award made each year by the British Sociological Association to an outstanding individual …


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Coventry’s Film and TV Heritage Returns to City Centre 

11 Apr 18

Coventry’s history of film and television is set to be celebrated with a new exhibition that provides Coventrians with a unique opportunity to view their city through the years, thanks to a new project led by Dr Helen Wheatley of Film and …


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Warwick Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics open day 

9 Apr 18

The Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics (CIU) at the University of Warwick is holding an Open Day event at Warwick’s Department of Physics on Wednesday April 25th, 2018.


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Pint of Science Coventry brings scientists out of the lab and into your local pub 

9 Apr 18

The public science festival, Pint of Science, is coming to Coventry for the first time this year, with experts from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry talking about their research work in a selection of pubs and venues around the city.


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University of Warwick hosts international child protection conference 

4 Apr 18

The University of Warwick is hosting a major conference about child protection.


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Professor Lord Bhattacharyya recognised by China 

4 Apr 18

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Chairman and founder of WMG, at the University of Warwick, has been honoured by the presentation of a China Talent Visa (R), in recognition of his high-level expertise in manufacturing and inward investment and sustained…


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Degrees of Advantage: A new longer-term investigation of the careers of UK graduates 

29 Mar 18

The University of Warwick has been awarded funding for an 18-month project to extend its research into the experiences of graduates in the UK labour market.