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Understanding the global diversity of extracellular Contractile Injection Systems: nanoscale machines used by bacteria to control both friends and foe

  • Bacteria are key plays in all aspects of life on this planet
  • How they interact with other organisms is vital to our understanding of environmental, health and economic issues
  • Understanding the tools bacteria use to control their relationships with other organisms is becoming increasingly important in controlling disease.

Researchers from the University of Warwick and the Beijing Friendship Hospital, China, have described the diversity and complexity of an astonishing new bacterial molecular injection machine, likely to play crucial roles in the life styles of many bacteria.

Mon 21 Oct 2019, 11:57 | Tags: BMS

WMS Dean receives OBE

Many congratulations to our Dean, Professor Sudhesh Kumar, who received an OBE from the Queen in London on 10 October in recognition of his services to medicine and diabetes care.

Wed 16 Oct 2019, 10:06 | Tags: news

Warwick Medical School achieves silver Athena SWAN award

We are delighted to announce that Warwick Medical School has achieved an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of our commitment to ensuring inclusivity, diversity and equality of opportunity for all.

Fri 11 Oct 2019, 08:25 | Tags: news

Endometriosis: Immune cell discovery could provide relief for women with ‘hidden’ pain disorder

Immune cells called macrophages play a role in causing the pelvic pain experienced by women with endometriosis, researchers led by Dr Erin Greaves have discovered. 176 million women worldwide suffer from the condition.

Tue 08 Oct 2019, 09:43 | Tags: BMS

MILESTONE video nominated for award

Congratulations to the Milestone team, whose short film 'Lost in Transit' has been shortlisted for the Royal Television Society Awards in the Midlands. Watch the film here.

Mon 07 Oct 2019, 09:22 | Tags: HealthSciences

Congratulations: Lazaros Andronis

Congratulations to Dr Lazaros Andronis, who has been awarded funding through the Monash Warwick Alliance Education Scheme as a visiting educator to Monash University later in the academic year.

Mon 07 Oct 2019, 09:21 | Tags: HealthSciences

Domestic violence reduces likelihood of mothers breastfeeding in developing countries

Mothers who have suffered from domestic violence are substantially less likely to follow recommended breastfeeding practices in low to middle-income countries, a new study led by WMS shows.

Wed 02 Oct 2019, 12:28 | Tags: news

Roshni Karavadra recognised for outstanding MB ChB contribution

Congratulations to Roshni Karavadra, who has been awarded the accolade for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Education of Warwick Medical Students’ at this year’s UHCW OSCA Awards.

Fri 27 Sep 2019, 11:44 | Tags: news

Persistent headache or back pain ‘twice as likely’ in the presence of the other

People with persistent back pain or persistent headaches are twice as likely to suffer from both disorders, a new study from Warwick Medical School has revealed.

Wed 25 Sep 2019, 10:59 | Tags: news

WMS research to drive improvements for women, their infants and families

Warwick Medical School is launching a new Maternity research theme, bringing together vital expertise in pregnancy and postnatal research in a drive to tackle the most pressing issues for the life-course health of women, their infants and families.

Thu 19 Sep 2019, 11:25 | Tags: news WCTU

Imagining Futures is being exhibited as part of the British Science Festival - Felicity Boardman


I:DNA, which highlights the findings of Felicity Boardman's research project, Imagining Futures is being exhibited as part of the British Science Festival. The research explores the perspectives of people living with genetic conditions and their attitudes towards genetic screening. The installation uses spoken word, song, a large double helix structure and screens to communicate the findings of the research in an innovative and engaging way.

Tue 17 Sep 2019, 14:06 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Trial of new test and treatment could benefit half of women with recurrent miscarriage

A major new clinical trial at the University of Warwick in partnership with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust will investigate whether a course of antibiotics prior to conceiving could reduce the likelihood of miscarriage in up to 50% of cases.

Tue 17 Sep 2019, 08:59 | Tags: news WCTU

Congratulations to Dr Debbi Marais, who has recently gained recognition as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA/Advance HE)

Congratulations to Dr Debbi Marais, who has recently gained recognition as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA/Advance HE) through the Warwick Academic and Professional Pathway for Experienced Staff.

All HEA Fellows have, through their applications, demonstrated a personal commitment to learning and teaching in higher education. Further information can be found here.

Wed 14 Aug 2019, 12:31 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Prof Colin Macdougall awarded National Teaching Fellowship

Congratulations to Professor Colin Macdougall, who has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by AdvanceHE.

Tue 06 Aug 2019, 09:04 | Tags: news HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Freezing cells made safer thanks to new polymer made at University of Warwick

Cell freezing (cryopreservation) – which is essential in cell transfusions as well as basic biomedical research – can be dramatically improved using a new polymeric cryoprotectant, discovered by researchers at WMS and the Department of Chemistry.

Mon 05 Aug 2019, 11:25 | Tags: news BMS

WMS Master's in Public Health ranked 16th in the world

We're delighted that our Master's in Public Health has been ranked 16th in the world in the Eduniversal Best Master's Ranking 2019.

Wed 31 Jul 2019, 09:26 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Prof Paramjit Gill named Medical Professional of the Year

Paramjit Gill, Professor of General Practice, has been named winner of the Medical Professional of the Year accolade at the 2019 British Indian Awards.

Wed 31 Jul 2019, 09:20 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Wolfson Foundation pledges £750,000 for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building

One of the UK’s most generous supporters of Higher Education, the Wolfson Foundation, has pledged £750,000 to support lab space in the new Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB), which will fund the Tissue Mechanobiology and Human Disease research laboratories.

Wed 31 Jul 2019, 08:30 | Tags: news

Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to an academic paper by WMS and Queen Mary University of London.

Wed 24 Jul 2019, 10:52 | Tags: news

WMS Research Fellow awarded Faculty Thesis Prize for cancer research

Research Fellow Gabrielle Larocque has been awarded the WMS Thesis Prize by the University of Warwick’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine in recognition of her cancer research.

Wed 24 Jul 2019, 08:30 | Tags: news BMS

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Our 2019 summer graduation took place last week, 18 July, celebrating the fantastic achievements of our MB ChB, Master's and PhD students.

Tue 23 Jul 2019, 11:45 | Tags: news

Endometriosis: Immune cell discovery could provide relief for women with ‘hidden’ pain disorder

WMS researchers have discovered how cells in our immune system play a role in stimulating the growth and activity of nerve cells in the condition, leading to increased sensitivity to pain in the pelvic region.

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 11:38 | Tags: news BMS

Molecular ‘clutch’ puts infection-fighting cells into gear

Two proteins that act as a ‘clutch’ in cells to put them in gear and drive our immune response have been identified for the first time by a team including researchers from Warwick Medical School.

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 09:46 | Tags: news BMS

Funding of almost £9 million announced for NIHR ARC West Midlands to tackle biggest healthcare challenges

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West Midlands, hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) with academic leadership from the University of Warwick, has today been awarded funding by the National Institute for Health Research.

Thu 11 Jul 2019, 09:26 | Tags: news

Reflective model developed at WMS published by General Medical Council

The General Medical Council has published on its website a new reflective model that has been developed by Warwick Medical School staff and students as an example of good practice.

Tue 02 Jul 2019, 09:14 | Tags: news

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