Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing human organ trade
The Conversation featured an article by Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing how an ex-Barcelona player’s legal liver transplant is focusing attention on the human organ trade.
Frances Griffiths named Turing Fellow
Congratulation to Professor Frances Griffiths, who is being named a Turing Fellow with the Alan Turing Institute, commencing 1 October 2018 for a duration of two years. During this time she will be undertaking case studies on social and ethical implications of the use of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. She is already a member of the Alan Turing Institute Data Ethics Group.
Genome research conducted by Warwick Medical School suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe.
Using adrenaline in cardiac arrests results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but nearly doubles the survivors’ risk of severe brain damage
A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests led by Warwick Clinical Trials Unit has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac arrest.
Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human cells.
Congratulations to Rebecca Johnson and Jamie Roebuck, who have been highly commended at the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence.
War, lack of democracy and urbanisation contribute to double burden of malnutrition in adolescents in developing countries
A new study from Warwick Medical School blames macro-level factors for the double burden of malnutrition among adolescents in developing countries.
A personalised online resource specifically for carers of older people in the UK has been launched by the University of Warwick.
It has been developed by primary care specialists and researchers at Warwick Medical School, GPs, the NHS and local authority managers, with very close involvement from Age UK Warwickshire and carers group, and funded by the NHS, Warwickshire County Council and Global Initiative's 100k Social Digital Fund.
Called Care Companion www.carecompanion.org.uk, it is being launched during national Carers Week 11-17 June 2018.
Warwick Medical School has been ranked joint second in the country in a list of the medical schools whose students have been the most successful in applying to join the Academic Foundation Programme.
As the FIFA World Cup approaches researchers at WMS have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments.
Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women with HER2 positive breast cancer
For women with HER2 positive early-stage breast cancer taking Herceptin for six months could be as effective as 12 months in preventing relapse and death, and can reduce side effects, finds new research by Warwick Medical School.
We were delighted to see several individuals and teams from WMS recognised at Warwick's University Awards on 18 May.
Oral drug treatment helps protect cancer patients from potentially deadly DVT and pulmonary embolism
Research led by Professor Annie Young indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition.
Many national recommendations on whether to screen newborn babies for rare conditions do not assess the evidence on the key benefits and harms of screening, according to WMS research.
Congratulations to Kate Seers who was awarded honorary membership of the British Pain Society this week
Congratulations to Kate Seers who was awarded honorary membership of the British Pain Society this week “in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the alleviation of pain through personal endeavour and through her work for the Society.”
Medical students from the Warwick Wilderness Medicine society have been celebrating their success at the recent national 'Wild Trials' competition, where their two teams came second and third out of a total of 24 teams.
Dr Felicity Boardman - an inspiring example of how to be a public intellectual with panache!
This is a great broadcast by Felicity now on iplayer radio.
An inspiring example of how to be a public intellectual with panache!
Around 50 members of the public joined staff and students from our Division of Biomedical Sciences on 1 May to learn ‘how to build a human’.
Improved care for patients undergoing cancer surgery is the focus of a pioneering worldwide study featuring expertise from researchers at Warwick Medical School.
BioEdge featured comments by Dr Greg Moorlock and Professor Heather Draper
BioEdge featured comments by Dr Greg Moorlock and Professor Heather Draper discussing the possible use of social media platforms such as Facebook by the government to solicit organ donations for patients in need of a transplant.
Dr Felicity Boardman has been awarded a Research Enrichment award from Wellcome Trust
Dr Felicity Boardman has been awarded a Research Enrichment award from Wellcome Trust for 'Pre-conception genetic screening for conditions of uncertain or variable prognosis: social and ethical implications'.
Congratulations to Dr Rachel Hale for Invitation by the World Health Organisation
Congratulations to Dr Rachel Hale, who has been invited by the World Health Organisation to serve as a Scientific Advisory Group member, to synthesise practical implementation guidance to support countries introducing health care worker vaccination with influenza uptake or those addressing low immunisation uptake.
Research at Warwick Medical School has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of the same age gain more weight when they grow older and are more likely to become overweight or obese.
Expertise from Warwick Medical School has contributed to a new series of papers in The Lancet which highlights the extent to which low back pain is mistreated, often against best practice treatment guidelines.