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Ash dieback: Insect threat to fungus-resistant trees

Ash trees which can resist the killer dieback fungus may be more vulnerable to attacks by insects, says University of Warwick researcher.


‘Glue’ that makes plant cell walls strong could hold the key to wooden skyscrapers

Molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research led by a father and son team at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge.


Deadly sleeping sickness set to be eliminated in six years

Gambian sleeping sickness – a deadly parasitic disease spread by tsetse flies - could be eliminated in six years in key regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to new research by the University of Warwick.


Mind-controlled toys: the next generation of Christmas presents?

The next generation of toys could be controlled by the power of the mind, thanks to research by the University of Warwick.


Christmas dinner saved! Sprouts gain natural disease defence

Brussels sprouts will remain safely in our Christmas dinners, thanks to University of Warwick research giving them natural defences against devastating crop diseases.


Patient health outcomes to be examined

Warwick Medical School, part of the University of Warwick, is hosting a summit for politicians, healthcare leaders, industry leaders and academics to examine measurement of health outcomes and the use of such information to improve outcomes on a large scale.

Wed 14 December 2016, 16:34 | Tags: Warwick Medical School, Conference, Big Data, Science, Europe, Health, NHS, Business

Winds of rubies and sapphires strike the sky of giant planet

Signs of powerful changing winds have been detected on a planet 16 times larger than Earth, over 1000 light years away – the first time ever that weather systems have been found on a gas giant outside our solar system - according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Mon 12 December 2016, 16:20 | Tags: University of Warwick, Astrophysics, Space, Science, Research, Academic Staff

Half of people believe fake facts

Many people are prone to ‘remembering’ events that never happened, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Wed 07 December 2016, 12:23 | Tags: University of Warwick, Science, brain, Research, Psychology, Academic Staff

Solar power could become cheaper and more widespread

A breakthrough in solar power could make it cheaper and more commercially viable, thanks to research at the University of Warwick.


‘Tis the season to be emotional

The University of Warwick’s Christmas lecture series will kick off next week.

This year there will be six talks on science topics including gravitational waves in space, the science of emotions and the secret chemistry of home baking.

Mon 21 November 2016, 13:08 | Tags: Sciences, University of Warwick, Science, Warwick Arts Centre, Family, Christmas

Behind-the-scenes access at Warwick’s life science labs

Scientific laboratories at the University of Warwick are once again being opened up to members of the public – giving YOU behind-the-scenes access to cutting-edge research happening in Coventry.

Fri 11 November 2016, 14:36 | Tags: Sciences, Science

Depression’s physical source discovered; potential for new treatments

Understanding of the physical root of depression has been advanced, thanks to research by the University of Warwick, UK, and Fudan University, China.


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