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Stem cell depletion leads to recurring pregnancy loss

Depletion of a certain type of stem cell in the womb lining during pregnancy could be a significant factor behind miscarriage, according to a study by Warwick Medical School researchers.

Wed 31 Mar 2021, 08:04 | Tags: news BMS

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building ready to open

We're delighted that our new Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building, which we will share with the School of Life Sciences, is now complete, bringing to life Warwick's commitment to delivering world-leading research in neuroscience, microbiology and infection, cell biology, and disease models.

Mon 29 Mar 2021, 09:11 | Tags: news BMS

NIHR Advanced Fellowship for Dr Rachel Spencer - Unit of Academic Primary Care

Rachel Spencer (GP Academic Clinical Lecturer with UAPC) has been awarded a highly competitive NIHR Advanced Fellowship. This award is for £850,000 over four years and is the largest funding ever to be handled by Coventry and Rugby CCG.

Mon 22 Mar 2021, 15:01 | Tags: news HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_APC

Eight Members of the WMS Community Secure Warwick Institute of Engagement Fellowships

We are pleased to share news that eight members of the WMS community have secured Fellowships with the University's Institute of Engagement.

Warwick Medical students continue to shine in pandemic effort

Warwick Medical School continues to be proud of the contribution our medical students are making during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Mon 01 Mar 2021, 11:01 | Tags: news

TV and film ‘thump’ is not effective alternative to CPR, researchers at University of Warwick demonstrate

In a new study from Warwick Medical School, the effectiveness of three alternatives to CPR were examined, and it was concluded that none were beneficial.

Tue 23 Feb 2021, 11:47 | Tags: news

Co-production of knowledge: the future - BMJ

Wed 17 Feb 2021, 14:05 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_Rehab HS_Ethics

Rolland Iriarte

It is with sadness that we share with you the news that one of our alumni, Rolland Iriarte has recently died. He graduated from the MB ChB programme in 2010 and will be remembered as a gregarious, kind and caring man.

Tue 16 Feb 2021, 12:46 | Tags: news

Women in science, innovate in science

On the UN's International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the University spoke to some our researchers and asked them about their hopes for their research and the importance of equality in their chosen field.

Thu 11 Feb 2021, 09:38 | Tags: news BMS

CryoLogyx spin out from GibsonGroup

A new spin out company has been awarded funding from innovateUK to develop new frozen cell products. The company will use technology developed in the Gibsongroup which uses synthetic polymers to protect cells (and other biologics) during freezing, and to make them easier to transport and deliver. The company is being led by a postdoc in the group, Dr Tom Congdon.
Read the press release here
Read about the group’s research here

Wed 10 Feb 2021, 16:24 | Tags: news BMS

Congratulations to Professor Felicity Boardman

Congratulations to Professor Felicity Boardman who has been made a Foundation Fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement.

Congratulations to Professor Sophie Staniszewska

Congratulations to Professor Sophie Staniszewska who has been made a Foundation Fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement. Sophie says becoming a Foundation Fellow creates 'a great link for us and a chance to further embed involvement and engagement in our teaching and research'.

MB ChB student led clinical audit highlights importance of mental health support for older adults

Dr Jean-Pierre Laake, a final year MB ChB student at WMS, who has continued to work as an epidemiologist alongside his studies, is highlighting the need to support good mental health in older adults during the winter months.

Wed 06 Jan 2021, 14:56 | Tags: news HS_APC

PhD student receives BEM for services to healthcare

Congratulations to WMS PhD student Liz Corrigan who has been included in the New Year Honours List for her contribution to patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tue 05 Jan 2021, 15:38 | Tags: news

Warwick hails news of landmark Covid-19 vaccination in our region

The eyes of the world turned to Coventry and Warwickshire this month as the very first patient to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine (outside of a clinical trial) did so at our partner site, University Hospital Coventry.

Thu 17 Dec 2020, 13:14 | Tags: news

Faces of the frontline against COVID-19

While working on a Covid 19 ward medical student Matthew Thompson came up with the idea of a photography project documenting NHS workers labouring during the pandemic. The results of his photographic observations can be seen in his work 'Humans of the Pandemic.' Read more about his work here.

Tue 08 Dec 2020, 17:12 | Tags: news

‘COVID-19 control measures choking rural, slum dwellers’. Professor Frances Griffiths

Sci Dev Net (26.11.2020) ‘COVID-19 control measures choking rural, slum dwellers’. Professor Frances Griffiths, the study’s co-author and a professor at the UK-based Warwick Medical School, tells SciDev.Net that slum dwellers were already disadvantaged by unreliable water supply, poor provision of toilets and makeshift housing in the slum communities and there is a danger of them being deprived further by COVID-19 control restrictions.

Wed 02 Dec 2020, 13:56 | Tags: HS_SSSH

Thank you

Thank you to some MBChB unsung heroes who have been keeping things running by providing large numbers of training sessions to equip teachers in GP, in the community and at WMS for online working; Sue Davies, Catherine Bennett, Imogen Davis, Cath Fenn, Clare Blackburn and Jan Cooper. The wheels would have fallen off without you!

Wed 02 Dec 2020, 13:55 | Tags: HS_SSSH

Using unnatural sugars to target galectins

The GibsonGroup, as part of a large BBSRC/Innovate funded collaboration have published their latest results into using nanomaterials to probe glycan-binding events. In this collaborative work, a combined chemical and enzymatic synthetic route was exploited to generate glycans which could be attached to nanoparticles for glycan/lectin screening - a platform technology developed by the GibsonGroup. Using this approach, it was shown that selective addition of fluorine atoms allow selective binding of galectins which is not possible using natural disaccharides, and may offer a route for targeting therapies and diagnostics.

Tue 24 Nov 2020, 15:52 | Tags: BMS

Modelling of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection frequency

One of the key questions in predicting the course of the COVID-19 pandemic is how well and for how long the immune response to the virus protects people from reinfection. The Robb group modelled early SARS-CoV-2 infection and fatality data from different regions around the world to predict how many reinfection cases would be expected if there was no immunity to the disease. Numerous serological studies now support the conclusion that short-term immunity to the virus exists. doi:10.2196/21168

Tue 24 Nov 2020, 12:18 | Tags: BMS

WMS academics listed as world-leading researchers as part of Stanford University’s global listing

Congratulations to the 20 current Warwick Medical School professors who were acknowledged in Stanford University’s world-wide list of researchers that recognises the top 2% of global leading scientists.

Tue 24 Nov 2020, 09:32 | Tags: news

PhD Congratulations

Ines Kander, who has been awarded a PhD in Health Sciences for their PhD on ‘Care Pathways in Traumatic Brain Injury’. Ines was supervised by Diane Playford in the division of Health Sciences and Sudakshina Lahiri

Thu 19 Nov 2020, 11:48 | Tags: HS_SSSH

WMS/UHCW Covid response wins International Pathology Conference poster competition

The College of Pathologists' annual International Pathology Day Conference recognises and celebrates the contribution and achievements of pathology and laboratory medicine services that work to address global health challenges and improve the health outcomes of global communities.

Fri 13 Nov 2020, 09:36 | Tags: news BMS

New diagnostic test detects and identifies SARS-CoV-2 virus in less than five minutes

Scientists, led by Dr Nicole Robb, have developed an extremely rapid diagnostic test that detects and identifies viruses in less than five minutes. The test uses artificial intelligence to distinguish between microscope images of fluorescent viruses in throat swab samples. Unlike other technologies that detect a delayed antibody response or that require time-consuming sample preparation such as viral lysis or amplification, the new test quickly detects intact virus particles; meaning the assay is simple, fast and has the potential to be carried out in non-laboratory conditions. Read about the research here

Thu 29 Oct 2020, 08:25 | Tags: BMS

Modulating Immune Cells using GlycoMaterials

The GibsonGroup have collaborated with immunologists at Nottingham to develop immune-instructive materials. Using the GibsonGroups technology for immobilising glycans (sugars) onto surfaces, they were able to screen for specific mixtures of glycans which modulated the behaviour of dendritic cells - key components of our immune system. This work shows that the incorporation of synthetic glycomaterials could be useful for the development of advanced implantable materials or in regenerative medicine. Read about the research here

Tue 27 Oct 2020, 15:41 | Tags: BMS

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