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Professor Franco Cappuccio takes top position in national blood pressure group

Warwick Medical School's Professor Franco Cappuccio been elected President of the British and Irish Hypertension Society.

Wed 13 September 2017, 10:36 | Tags: news

Study highlights new link between gene fusion and bladder and brain cancer

A study by WMS has shed new light on gene fusion in bladder and brain cancer. Researchers have found that a previously overlooked part of a specific gene fusion has a worsening effect on cancer cells. They have also found that preventing cell ‘signalling’ from this particular fusion may not be an effective route for future cancer treatment research.

Mon 04 September 2017, 10:31 | Tags: news

Maria and her ‘Superhero’ son raise money for Warwick Cancer Research Centre

A University of Warwick employee and her disabled son have taken part in the Superhero Triathlon to raise money for Warwick Cancer Research Centre.

Thu 24 August 2017, 09:32 | Tags: news

Antifreeze to improve aeroplanes, ice cream and organ transplants

The design of aeroplane wings and storing organs for transplant could both become safer and more effective, thanks to a synthetic antifreeze which prevents the growth of ice crystals, developed by researchers at WMS and the Department of Chemistry.

Wed 23 August 2017, 09:39 | Tags: news

New study recommends alternative pain relief for knee replacement patients

A new study led by researchers at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust and the University of Warwick has recommended an alternative method of pain relief for patients undergoing knee replacement surgery.

Mon 31 July 2017, 08:54 | Tags: news

NIHR Let's Get Digital video competition: Vote for our entry

A video produced using research by Professor Robert Walton and NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow Liz Edwards has been shortlisted in the NIHR Let's Get Digital competition.

Wed 26 July 2017, 14:13 | Tags: news

Multi-million-pound investment in a regional cryo-electron microscopy facility

A state-of-the-art Midlands regional cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility has been established, following a successful bid by the Universities of Warwick, Nottingham and Birmingham, led by the University of Leicester.

Wed 26 July 2017, 13:45 | Tags: news

New Director for Warwick Clinical Trials Unit is Announced

Professor Gavin Perkins will become the new Director of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) from 1 October 2017. He was appointed after an international search and it is a source of great pride for us that Gavin, who is already an established member of CTU, was the best candidate for this key post in the Medical School.

Mon 24 July 2017, 14:06 | Tags: news WCTU

University receives multi-million pound grants to improve health of the world’s poorest people

The University of Warwick is to receive more than £7 million to find better ways of delivering healthcare to some of the world’s poorest people.

Wed 19 July 2017, 09:41 | Tags: WCTU WPC HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS

SAPC 47th Annual Scientific Meeting - Pioneering Change

Warwick Medical School were delighted to host the annual Society for Academic Primary Care conference on the 12th, 13th and 14th July in the Ramphal Building.

Tue 18 July 2017, 11:22 | Tags: news WCTU WPC HS_SSSH HealthSciences

WMS receives multi-million pound grants to improve health of the world’s poorest people

Warwick Medical School is to receive more than £7 million to find better ways of delivering healthcare to some of the world’s poorest people.

Mon 17 July 2017, 10:19 | Tags: news

Digital communication improves young patient engagement, according to new study

Using texts, emails, Skype and other digital communication methods can improve the health care experience of younger patients.

Fri 07 July 2017, 09:54 | Tags: news

New research into antibiotic treatment for killer sepsis

WMS expertise is contributing to a world-first £1.5million study aiming to tackle one of the biggest public health threats we face – antibiotic resistance.

Tue 27 June 2017, 11:38 | Tags: news

WMS nursing professor helps launch international database aimed at reducing hair loss for chemotherapy patients

Professor Annie Young is one of six globally-recognised cancer care experts launching a new database aimed at reducing hair loss in chemotherapy patients.

Tue 27 June 2017, 11:36 | Tags: news

Peer-led self-management programmes may not help teenagers with asthma

A study by Warwick Medical School suggests peer-led self-management programmes have little impact on the quality of life or lung function of adolescents with asthma.

Wed 14 June 2017, 15:07 | Tags: news

Research finds care home design isn’t depressing – providing you can actually get outside

New research by Warwick Medical School has found that although the physical environment alone in a nursing home is unlikely to negatively affect the mood of residents, poor access to gardens and outdoor spaces could.

Tue 13 June 2017, 12:46 | Tags: news

Congratulations : Sarah Stewart-Brown

Congratulations to Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown, who has been featured in the Medical Women’s Federation's list of the ‘80 brightest and most respected female doctors in the UK’.

Mon 05 June 2017, 10:15 | Tags: HealthSciences HS_MHWB HS_STATS

Biomedical Research Unit in Reproductive Health wins Research Team Award

Congratulations to our team in the Biomedical Research Unit in Reproductive Health, who won the Research Team Award at the University of Warwick's staff awards on 12 May.

Mon 15 May 2017, 09:49 | Tags: news

Research into tumour cells begins at WMS

Warwick Medical School has started research to understand the cause of brain tumours.

A team of our researchers will study brain tumour cells in the lab to understand more about the cell division process, and how it can cause cancer when it goes wrong.

Tue 02 May 2017, 16:28 | Tags: news

Cancer Research Centre open evening highlights importance of digital pathology

Our Cancer Research Centre welcomed around 50 members of the public, staff and students to its open event last night, 26 April, for an evening focused on how digital pathology is making grading of cancer faster and more accurate.

Thu 27 April 2017, 10:25 | Tags: news

Bullies and their victims more likely to want plastic surgery

Professor Dieter Wolke from the Department of Psychology and colleagues at Warwick Medical School have discovered that teenagers who are affected by bullying in any way have a greater desire than others to change their bodies by going under the knife.

Thu 27 April 2017, 09:18 | Tags: news

WMS students present at regional ASME conference

Earlier this month a group of faculty and students from WMS attended the regional Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) conference and made a presentation on student initiatives. Student initiatives are seen as a real strength of our MB ChB programme, designed and delivered by students to support fellow students.

Wed 26 April 2017, 10:27 | Tags: news

Warwick develops breast cancer pain prediction tool

A researcher from Warwick Medical School is one of a European team who have developed an online tool and an app for predicting the chance of women developing persistent pain after breast cancer surgery.

Mon 24 April 2017, 10:02 | Tags: news WCTU

Warwick polymers in NASA-funded launch to high altitude

Anti-freeze polymers designed by the University of Warwick have been launched into high altitude as part of a successful NASA-funded project in the USA.

Tue 11 April 2017, 13:10 | Tags: news

Warwick antifreeze proteins to be sent to space

Antifreeze proteins developed by Dr Matt Gibson (a professor in the Department of Chemistry and WMS) are to be sent to the edge of space tomorrow, Saturday 8 April.

Fri 07 April 2017, 13:34 | Tags: news

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