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Cell muscle movements visualised for first time

The movements of cell muscles in the form of tiny filaments of proteins have been visualised at unprecedented detail by scientists from Warwick Medical School and the Department of Physics.

Mon 06 Apr 2020, 14:12 | Tags: news BMS

More than a dozen more ways Warwick staff and students are helping respond to the pandemic

Staff and students from WMS and across the University are helping to respond to the pandemic in many ways including with ventilators, visors, volunteering and testing.

Fri 03 Apr 2020, 13:07 | Tags: news

Medical students volunteer to join the NHS fight against COVID-19 across Coventry and Warwickshire

WMS final year students are from today (1 April) supporting health services across Coventry and Warwickshire to help fight COVID-19. Our students will be helping to deliver vital support to existing medical and other clinical staff to help with the response to Coronavirus.

Wed 01 Apr 2020, 10:16 | Tags: news

Five ways in which Warwick staff & students are assisting in the response to the pandemic

Many of our WMS research staff are now focusing entirely on their clinical roles to help tackle COVID-19. WMS have also made laboratories facilities available to support COVID-19 work and are helping to distribute sanitiser to Midlands NHS organisations.

Wed 01 Apr 2020, 09:06 | Tags: news

Researchers recommend early walking in a brace for Achilles tendon rupture

A new study from Warwick Medical School and the University of Oxford reveals a breakthrough for sportsmen and women in the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture.

Fri 07 Feb 2020, 11:15 | Tags: news

Student quiz team retain title for third year running

A team of four third year MB ChB students, the 'Titanic Swim Team', have been crowned winners of this year's WMS Game Show Jamboree - for the third year in a row!

Fri 07 Feb 2020, 09:50 | Tags: news

Online tool for carers demonstrated for Minister of State for Care

A new tool developed by Warwick Medical School to help carers manage the daily challenges of life when caring for a friend or loved one has been presented to the Minister of State for Care at Westminster.

Tue 04 Feb 2020, 12:08 | Tags: news

MB ChB Prizegiving celebrates student and staff success

The 2020 MB ChB Prizegiving Evening took place on 30 January, celebrating the fantastic work and achievements of our medical students over the last year and recognising teaching and personal tutoring excellence amongst our staff.

Fri 31 Jan 2020, 15:36 | Tags: news

Congratulations winter graduates!

Our 2020 winter graduation ceremony took place on 21 January, celebrating the fantastic achievements of our new Master's, PhD and Orthodontic Therapy alumni.

Thu 23 Jan 2020, 15:31 | Tags: news

‘Sleepwalking into male-orientated medicine’: WMS academic speaks on medical feminism

Dr Sarah Hillman of WMS has highlighted how the medical profession’s historical focus on men has left a legacy of male-orientated medicine today in a talk for TEDxNHS.

Thu 23 Jan 2020, 11:12 | Tags: news

€150k European funding for University of Warwick research into cryopreservation technologies

Professor Matthew Gibson from the Department of Chemistry and Warwick Medical School has received €150,000 to develop methods to store and transport cells used in toxicity testing.

Tue 14 Jan 2020, 11:27 | Tags: news BMS

Recurrent miscarriage: diabetes drug could lead to new treatment

A drug designed to tackle diabetes could also be repurposed as the first treatment to prevent miscarriage by targeting the lining of the womb itself, according to a clinical trial led by Warwick Medical School.

Thu 09 Jan 2020, 09:49 | Tags: news WCTU BMS

Commercial weight management groups could support women to manage their weight after giving birth

Women who were overweight at the start of their pregnancy would welcome support after they have given birth in the form of commercial weight management groups, Warwick Medical School-led research has found.

Mon 06 Jan 2020, 13:09 | Tags: news WCTU

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

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

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

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

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

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