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UK’s favourite Christmas spirit revealed with online searches 

15 Dec 17

BRANDY is the UK’s favourite Christmas spirit, according to research into our festive online searches from the University of Warwick.


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3D printing helps carve out Christmas treat 

15 Dec 17

A Coventry firm has turned to 3D engineering experts from WMG, at the University of Warwick, to help create a new range of unique biscuit treats Mug Huggers that sit on the side of a mug.


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Santa’s workshop could be on snowy moon 

15 Dec 17

Santa’s winter workshop might be in space, as University of Warwick researchers are exploring whether snowy moons over a billion kilometres away from Earth are potentially habitable.


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The not so sweet side of Christmas 

15 Dec 17

A new video by the University of Warwick highlights a bitter side to our sugar consumption at Christmas.


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How the Pope’s rhino drowned and was immortalised in art history 

15 Dec 17

The story of one of the most infamous gifts, and one of the most influential images in art history, has been brought back to life thanks to research at the University of Warwick that of the rhino, named Ganda, gifted to Pope Leo X that drowned in …


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More electronic materials opened up with new metal-organic framework 

15 Dec 17

More materials for electronic applications could be identified, thanks to the discovery of a new metal-organic framework (MOF) that displays electrical semiconduction with a record high photoresponsivity, by a global research collaboration involving …


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Drug discovery could accelerate hugely with Machine Learning 

14 Dec 17

Drug discovery could be significantly accelerated thanks to a new high precision machine-learning model, developed by an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick.


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Womb natural killer cell discovery could lead to screening for miscarriage risk 

14 Dec 17

For the first time the functions of natural killer cells in the womb have been identified.


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Is presumed consent the answer to organ shortages? 

14 Dec 17

In an effort to increase the number of organs available for transplant the UK’s Department of Health is proposing a move to ‘presumed consent’ so people have to opt-out of donating their body parts when they die.


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Coventry in “right place” to expand digital creative sector following City of Culture win 

14 Dec 17

Coventry is in the “right place for new and expanding digital creative businesses”, a new report, by a team including researchers from Warwick Business school, into the potential of the city’s digital creative sectors has found.


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Is Santa Paws visiting your pet this year? 

14 Dec 17

University of Warwick researcher Professor Nickie Charles looks at the ways we make our dogs and other companion animals part of our Christmas and asks whether pets really enjoy the rituals of Christmas alongside their human companions.


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University of Warwick study to explore the politics of economic forecasting and its impact on Brexit and British capitalism 

13 Dec 17

A major University of Warwick study analysing how official UK growth assessments are constructed, and their impact on economic policy and public finances, is to be supported by funding from the Leverhulme Trust.


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Santa has never been stuck up the chimney says Warwick quantum physicist 

13 Dec 17

A researcher at the University of Warwick is challenging the theory that ‘ Santa got stuck up the chimney ’ by suggesting that he uses ‘quantum tunnelling’ to get himself in and out of our homes.


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Depression’s causal mechanisms identified with new method 

12 Dec 17

People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study by the University of Warwick.


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Sexual harassment of girls is widespread in schools, researchers find 

12 Dec 17

A new study carried out by University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment research for the NEU teaching union and campaign group UK Feminista has found that over a third of girls at mixed-sex schools in England and Wales have been sexually …


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Sally Rooney named Young Writer of the Year Award, in association with the University of Warwick 

7 Dec 17

Sally Rooney has been awarded The 2017 Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, in association with the University of Warwick for her extraordinary debut Conversations With Friends (Faber), an intimate story of high-risk …


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Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021 

7 Dec 17

Coventry is gearing up for one of the biggest years in its history after being named UK City of Culture 2021.


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Solar power advances possible with new ‘double-glazing’ device 

7 Dec 17

A new ‘double-glazing’ solar power device which is unlike any existing solar panel and opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics has been invented by University of Warwick researchers.


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Turning back the clock? Employment rights after Brexit 

7 Dec 17

Over the last 20 years, the UK has become a leader in creating an employment culture that promotes work-family balance and assists working parents.


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Christmas lectures go off with a bang 

6 Dec 17

Setting crisps on fire, making spinach glow, and detonating hundreds of ping pong balls were just some of the experiments the children attending Warwick’s Christmas lectures were treated to this year.


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Most people in favour of screening for spinal muscular atrophy 

5 Dec 17

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).


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Warwick academic named as emerging leader in cell biology 

5 Dec 17

A University of Warwick academic is to be awarded for their outstanding contribution to UK cell biology.


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New TB drugs possible with understanding of old antibiotic 

5 Dec 17

Tuberculosis, and other life-threatening microbial diseases, could be more effectively tackled with future drugs, thanks to new research into an old antibiotic by the University of Warwick and The Francis Crick Institute.


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Most people in favour of screening for spinal muscular atrophy 

5 Dec 17

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).


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Professor John McEldowney appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences 

5 Dec 17

Professor John McEldowney, of the University of Warwick’s School of Law, has been appointed as ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis.


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Two Warwick graduates selected for Schwarzman Scholarship 

4 Dec 17

Two University of Warwick graduates will be joining the next cohort of the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars programme, at Tsinghua University in Beijing.


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Creator of some of the world’s smallest works of art and former US Ambassador to UK among those to be awarded honorary degrees by the University of Warwick 

4 Dec 17

The University of Warwick has announced that it will award honorary degrees to six people at its winter degree ceremonies which will run from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19h January 2018 (inclusive), in the Butterworth Hall in Warwick Arts Centre.


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Risky business – new research explores how corporate law undermines financial stability 

1 Dec 17

With the effects of the 2007 credit crunch still being felt around the world, a new book by Dr Andreas Kokkinis, Assistant Professor in the University of Warwick’s School of Law, explores whether traditional models of corporate governance fail to …


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Cannabis linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults 

1 Dec 17

Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, finds new research by the University of Warwick.


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Greg Clark announces £80 million funding for Coventry, Warwickshire and University of Warwick partnership to create new national battery facility 

29 Nov 17

A partnership between WMG, at the University of Warwick, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, and Coventry City Council has been awarded £80 million to establish a new National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF).


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Warwick genome researcher wins prestigious Fellowship 

29 Nov 17

A rising research star from the University of Warwick has been awarded a prestigious Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.


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Living in a ‘war zone’ linked to delivery of low birthweight babies 

29 Nov 17

Mums-to-be living in war zones/areas of armed conflict are at heightened risk of giving birth to low birthweight babies.


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MSc Business Analytics ranked seventh in the world 

28 Nov 17

Warwick Business School’s MSc Business Analytics course has been ranked seventh in the world in a new QS World University Ranking.


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Mind the Gap – how will skills training be funded after Brexit? 

27 Nov 17

The University of Warwick has published the third in a series of briefings exploring the implications of Brexit for the job market, workers’ rights, and employment policy.


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Exhibition challenges stereotype of Down Syndrome 

23 Nov 17

The University of Warwick is hosting a photography exhibition which challenges preconceptions of Down Syndrome.


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Warwick experts analyse how inward investment is likely to be affected by Brexit 

23 Nov 17

The University of Warwick has published the second in a series of briefings exploring the implications of Brexit for the job market, workers’ rights, and employment policy.


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‘Lost’ 99% of ocean microplastics to be identified with dye? 

23 Nov 17

The smallest microplastics present in our oceans which go largely undetected and are potentially harmful could be more effectively identified using an innovative and inexpensive new method, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.


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Tackling the global post-code lottery: new research explores how law can help tackle health epidemics 

23 Nov 17

Research from the University of Warwick is set to improve global health by helping lawyers to think more strategically about the ways in which the law can be used to improve access to life-saving medicines.


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Discover Chemistry of Christmas at Fargo Village this weekend 

22 Nov 17

Kids and grown-ups from 5 to 105 are invited to discover the science behind Christmas with FREE, fun family activities this weekend at Fargo Village in Coventry hosted by the University of Warwick and the Royal Society of Chemistry.


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Army spouses to be the focus for new Warwick employment research project 

21 Nov 17

The Army Families Federation (AFF) has partnered with the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research (IER) on a new research project exploring real and perceived barriers to employment for Army families.


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WMG joins new £1.3 million vehicle battery recycling project 

21 Nov 17

WMG, at the University of Warwick has joined a £1.3 million project with Connected Energy, a pioneer in site-integrated energy storage solutions, Jaguar Land Rover, WMG, and Videre Global to establish key components of a world leading second life …


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350,000 stellar systems to be mapped by Warwick astronomers 

17 Nov 17

Astrophysicists from the University of Warwick have joined the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V) one of the most-successful and influential surveys in the history of astronomy making Warwick the first UK institution to be formally part of the …


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Dr Katherine Astbury appears on Radio 4’s In Our Time to discuss Germaine de Staël 

16 Nov 17

A liberal writer and thinker who actively engaged in politics during the early years of the Revolution, she developed a new aesthetic path for the French novel through two essays, on fiction and on literature, and two major novels, Delphine and …


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Queen’s wedding cake resurrected with scanning tech for 70th Anniversary 

16 Nov 17

Cutting-edge technology has brought Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding cake back to life in time for hers and Prince Philip’s 70th anniversary, thanks to research by WMG at the University of Warwick.


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Warwick announces the winner of the inaugural Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 

16 Nov 17

Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated from German by American translator Susan Bernofsky and published by Portobello Books, has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.


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First University of Warwick Brexit Briefing launched 

14 Nov 17

With less than 18 months to go until the UK leaves the EU, the University of Warwick is launching a series of briefings exploring the implications of Brexit for the job market, workers’ rights, and employment policy.


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Professor French awarded the Decision Analysis Society’s highest honour 

13 Nov 17

The award recognises Professor French’s numerous contributions to the theory and practice of decision analysis.


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Ping Pong Merrily on High – Christmas lectures return to Warwick 

13 Nov 17

Exploding ping pong balls and a generous helping of fireworks are among the spectacles promised at this year’s Christmas Lectures at the University of Warwick.


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Executive MBA Strategic Leadership Specialism launched 

10 Nov 17

Students taking Warwick Business School’s Executive MBA will now be able to concentrate on learning to be a strategic leader as a new Executive MBA Strategic Leadership specialism has just been launched…


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WMG software powers next generation intelligent JCBs 

9 Nov 17

Intelligent construction machines which are more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly are set to enter the market, thanks to pioneering software developed by WMG, at the University of Warwick, and JCB.