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Prof Diane Playford - £50,000 research into new ways of cancer care

Stratford Herald featured news that a £50,000 research project in which the University of Warwick is involved will look at new ways of delivering cancer care. The article includes comments from Professor Diane Playford.

Wed 18 October 2017, 12:49 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_Rehab

Professor Richard Lilford awarded CBE

Congratulations to Richard Lilford, Professor of Public Health at WMS, who has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours in recognition of his services to health research.

Wed 03 January 2018, 15:41 | Tags: news

WMS student wins prestigious entrepreneur award

Anjali Raj, a PhD student in our Division of Health Sciences, has been announced the winner of the ‘Young Entrepreneur’ accolade at the prestigious Kairali Awards in India in recognition of her work helping women before, during and after pregnancy.

Mon 18 December 2017, 15:43 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Womb natural killer cell discovery could lead to screening for miscarriage risk

Researchers at Warwick Medical School and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust have discovered the role that natural killer cells play in preparing the womb for pregnancy.

Mon 18 December 2017, 09:03 | Tags: news

MB ChB Prizegiving Evening celebrates student success

Our 2017 MB ChB Prizegiving Evening took place last week, 7 December, celebrating the fantastic work and achievements of our students over the last year and recognising three members of staff for their excellent teaching.

Wed 13 December 2017, 09:51 | Tags: news

Most people in favour of screening for spinal muscular atrophy

Research from Warwick Medical School indicates that most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Mon 11 December 2017, 09:56 | Tags: news

Dr Felicity Boardman research has found that the majority of people in the UK support screening for spinal muscular atrophy.

SMA News Today, Science Daily, MedicalXpress and Newswise featured research by Dr Felicity Boardman which has found that the majority of people in the UK support screening for spinal muscular atrophy.

Thu 07 December 2017, 08:43 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

WMS academic named as emerging leader in cell biology

Andrew McAinsh, professor of cell biology at Warwick Medical School, is to receive the British Society for Cell Biology’s prestigious Hooke Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to UK cell biology.

Wed 06 December 2017, 09:34 | Tags: news

Cannabis linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults

Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, according to new research by Warwick Medical School.

Fri 01 December 2017, 11:11 | Tags: news

Living in a ‘war zone’ linked to delivery of low birthweight babies

Mums-to-be living in war zones/areas of armed conflict are at heightened risk of giving birth to low birthweight babies, according to research by Warwick Medical School.

Fri 01 December 2017, 11:08 | Tags: news

Warwick genome researcher wins prestigious Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Bowman, who has been awarded a prestigious Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.

Fri 01 December 2017, 11:07 | Tags: news

WMS Men’s Football Club wins West Midlands Inter-University League

Congratulations to the WMS Men’s Football Club, who have won the West Midlands Inter-University League 2017.

Thu 16 November 2017, 11:22 | Tags: news

Professor Sophie Staniszewska will be a speaker at the New NHS Alliance’s 2017 Action Summit

National Health Executive reported that Professor Sophie Staniszewska will be a speaker at the New NHS Alliance’s 2017 Action Summit being held at the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Wed 15 November 2017, 12:26 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Student team crowned winners of WMS Game Show Jamboree

A team of four first year MB ChB students, the 'Titanic Swim Team', have been crowned winners of the inaugural student versus staff WMS Game Show Jamboree.

Fri 03 November 2017, 14:10 | Tags: news

Kerala government looks to Warwick Medical School for new healthcare model

Warwick Medical School is helping the Indian state of Kerala redevelop its healthcare system.

Wed 25 October 2017, 10:00 | Tags: news

Clinical Trials Unit team wins Team of the Year Award

Congratulations to the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit PARAMEDIC2 Trial Team, who have won the West Midlands Clinical Research Network (CRN) Team of the Year Award for greatest contribution to research in the West Midlands.

Wed 25 October 2017, 09:52 | Tags: news WCTU

Warwick metabolism unit helps Ice Maidens Antarctic team

Six British women have visited the University of Warwick’s metabolism unit for a complete metabolic check-up before embarking on a gruelling trek across Antarctica.

Tue 24 October 2017, 09:04 | Tags: news

Dr Gegory Moorlock - discussing organ donation

BBC Radio Tees featured an interview with Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing organ donation.

Wed 18 October 2017, 12:53

Dr Felicity Boardman on pre-conception genetic screening

The Brisbane Times and the Sidney Morning Herald featured comments by Felicity Boardman on pre-conception genetic screening

Wed 18 October 2017, 12:46 | Tags: HS_SSSH

One in five witness someone collapse who requires CPR but the majority do not act

An estimated one in five adults in the UK witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR, yet the majority of people do not act, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation and led by Warwick Medical School.

Tue 17 October 2017, 09:39 | Tags: news

Trial aims to reduce serious complications caused by delivery of bigger babies

A nationwide study of 4,000 pregnant women is to determine if delivering bigger babies earlier will prevent serious complications during labour and beyond.

Wed 27 September 2017, 15:18 | Tags: news

People are reluctant to use public defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests

A study led by WMS suggests that people are reluctant to use public access defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests.

Tue 26 September 2017, 09:35 | Tags: news

Study suggests you can ‘pick up’ a good or bad mood from your friends

New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t, according to a study led by WMS.

Tue 26 September 2017, 09:31 | Tags: news

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

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