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DORA signatories

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The Division of Biomedical Sciences are now signatories to @DORAssessment - we are working to develop and promote best practice in the assessment of scholarly research.

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 10:51 | Tags: BMS

The real Frozen: What can we do with ice?

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We are all very familiar with ice – from scraping our windscreens and tackling slippery roads, to putting frozen peas on an injury and ice cubes in our drinks. But, even though ice is present in our everyday experiences, it turns out we don’t fully understand it. Scientists at Warwick are researching the properties of ice with a view to harnessing its power. No – not to build a magical crystal castle and set off an eternal winter - but to unlock the many real life applications with an icy key.

Read more here

Mon 25 Nov 2019, 14:19 | Tags: BMS

Pulmonary hypertension: Exercise programme could improve breathlessness and quality of life for those with rare lung condition

A new exercise rehabilitation programme developed at Warwick Medical School and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust could have the potential to improve fitness and quality of life for people living with pulmonary hypertension.

Fri 15 Nov 2019, 08:04 | Tags: news WCTU

200 medical and life sciences students to deliver CPR and defibrillator training to campus and community

200 University of Warwick students are to be equipped with CPR skills thanks to a scheme that will see medical students train their fellow students and the local community in the lifesaving techniques.

Mon 11 Nov 2019, 13:28 | Tags: news

Warwick Medical School MB ChB receives accreditation from Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

WMS has become the first medical school in the UK to receive accreditation for its MB ChB curriculum from the Faculty for Medical Leadership and Management.

Tue 05 Nov 2019, 09:06 | Tags: news

Discovery of ‘cellular bike couriers’ clue to disease spreading

A previously unknown component of our cells that delivers proteins like a bike courier in heavy traffic, discovered by researchers at WMS, could shed light on the mechanisms that allow cells to spread in diseases such as cancer.

Fri 01 Nov 2019, 09:43 | Tags: news

MRC DTP student awarded Royal Society internship

Congratulations to Karen Dhillon, one of our final year students on the MRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, who has been awarded a prestigious three-month internship with the Royal Society.

Thu 31 Oct 2019, 15:01 | Tags: news

Wendy Robertson

Congratulations to Dr Wendy Robertson, who has been made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy through the Warwick Academic and Professional Pathway for Experienced Staff (APP EXP). All HEA Fellows have, through their applications, demonstrated a personal commitment to learning and teaching in higher education.
 

Thu 31 Oct 2019, 14:59

Congratulations: Wendy Robertson

Congratulations to Dr Wendy Robertson, who has been made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy through the Warwick Academic and Professional Pathway for Experienced Staff (APP EXP). All HEA Fellows have, through their applications, demonstrated a personal commitment to learning and teaching in higher education. Further information about APP EXP and HEA Fellowships can be found here.

Thu 31 Oct 2019, 14:22 | Tags: HealthSciences

Take a journey through your DNA in new artwork at Coventry Cathedral

The stories of families and individuals affected by genetically-inherited conditions are to be told in a new installation based on Warwick Medical School research that invites members of the public to explore their own ‘genetic baggage’.

Tue 29 Oct 2019, 14:30 | Tags: news

How to have it all: Stories of success from Women in Science

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On 4 November we will be holding an event with the School of Life Sciences on 'How to have it all: Stories of success from Women in Science’. Take a look at the great programme of speakers and register : https://bit.ly/2IGjx5U

Mon 28 Oct 2019, 14:38 | Tags: BMS

Prescribing rates for anxiety and sleeping drugs highest in deprived areas

Prescriptions for drugs to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and sleep problems are highest in the most deprived areas in England, according to a new study from Warwick Medical School.

Wed 23 Oct 2019, 09:56 | Tags: news

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

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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

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