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Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Civil War statues - Expert comment

As Donald Trump denounces the removal of Confederate statues at the heart of a US race relations row Professor Tim Lockley reviews the statues origins

Scientists edit genes in human embryos to prevent inherited diseases - Expert comment

Scientists in the US have altered defective human DNA to prevent heart disease. The success of the trial may pave the way for preventing other inherited conditions from being passed down. Professor Kevin Moffat, School of Life Sciences, saysit's a real step forward for the possibility of repairing genetic diseases in human embryos.

Thu 03 August 2017, 10:55 | Tags: School of Life Sciences, NHS, Health, Expert comment, Sciences, medicine

Neymar signing demonstrates "the close ties between football, finance and politics"

Dr David Webber of the University of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies, a researcher of the economy of football, said: "It is an astonishing amount of money - more than twice that Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba last summer and two and a half times that paid to United by Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo.

"Of course, while a lot of people will be discussing whether any footballer is worth *that* much money - let alone how any club can afford it - it does also raises a number of issues that demonstrate the close ties between football, finance and politics."

Thu 03 August 2017, 09:13 | Tags: Sport, Poltics and International Studies

Support for safe standing "a huge step forward for spectator safety" - Dr David Webber

"I would overwhelmingly welcome the introduction of safe standing", argues Dr David Webber - economy of sport researcher from the University of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies - after poll shows 88% support from Liverpool fans.

Mon 31 July 2017, 13:04 | Tags: University of Warwick, Poltics and International Studies

Vitamin C and heart disease - why we need further evidence

Many people take vitamin C with a view to preventing, treating or helping with various conditions. However Dr Lena Al-Khudairy from Warwick Medical School has found more research is needed to determine whether vitamin C can prevent heart disease. You can listen to her findings here.

Mon 31 July 2017, 11:39 | Tags: Health, diabetes, Health and Medicine, medicine

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