Study on health impact of wheat challenges Stone Age myths and costly diets providing you go whole grain
A review, undertaken by scientists at the University of Warwick, of the current evidence on the dietary and health impact of whole grain cereal consumption finds that many of the myths attributed to wheat free diets are just that – myths, and that whole grains such as wheat are beneficial for the majority of people.
Pioneering use of whole genome sequencing in real time to help control a hospital outbreak is reported in an article published in the open access journal Genome Medicine. The research corroborates the use of the technique as a rapid and cost-effective way of tracking and controlling the spread of drug-resistant hospital pathogens.
From The Great Depression through the dot-com boom of the 1990s to the recent financial crisis, stock market bubbles are a constant malaise. Even as bubbles devastate individuals and nations, preventing them has been difficult because their sources remain opaque. A new study proposes a cause: Bubbles happen when people mindlessly trust the behaviour of others, and they do so much more often when surrounded by ethnic peers.
Food companies face the challenge of consumers not willing to pay a premium for high standards, a new report ‘The Long and the Short of It’ has found.
Produced by the Sustainable Food Supply Chain Commission, which included academics from the University of Warwick, The Long and the Short of It argues: “Companies that aspire to promoting social and environmental sustainability in their supply chains are competing with other companies that may not share those aspirations”.
To celebrate a new research project on the poetry of the Crusades, the University of Warwick is running a poetry writing competition, particularly aimed at school children.