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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.


‘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

Better, stronger: polymer breakthrough to improve things we use everyday

Medicine, mobile phones, computers and clothes could all be enhanced using the process for making paint, according to research by the University of Warwick.


Breakthrough in analytical sciences could lead to medical revolution

Pharmaceutical research could be quicker and more precise, thanks to an innovative breakthrough in the analytical sciences from the University of Warwick.


Nobel Prize Winner opens Warwick Medical School building

Nobel Prize winner Dr Randy Schekman has given the keynote speech at the opening of the latest addition to Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick.


Student satellite set for space to help global conservation

A fully-orbiting satellite, set to be launched to the International Space Station to help global conservation projects, is being designed and built by engineering students at the University of Warwick.


Green monkeys acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans

Already it’s known that many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through contact with animals. However new research from the University of Warwick shows that pathogens can also jump the species barrier to move from humans to animals.


Diamond: More Than Just a Gemstone

Scientists at the University of Warwick are exploiting the extreme properties of man-made diamond in exciting new technologies, developing diamond based solutions for engineering, electronics, sensing and biomedical industries, to name just a few.


Fruit discovery could provide new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

A combination of two compounds found in red grapes and oranges could be used to improve the health of people with diabetes, and reduce cases of obesity and heart disease.

The find has been made by University of Warwick researchers who now hope that their discovery will be developed to provide a treatment for patients.


Prof Don Pollacco receives Wolfson Merit Award from The Royal Society

The Royal Society has recently awarded Prof Don Pollacco with a Wolfson Merit Award in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements. The award will help support his research program on the discovery and characterisation of exoplanets (planets around other stars) for the next 5 years.

Wed 16 March 2016, 17:14 | Tags: Sciences, Astrophysics, Awards

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