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Centrica announces a 17 per cent fall in profits - expert comment by Professor David Elmes

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has reported a 17 per cent fall in profits and may cut 4,000 jobs in response, suggesting that Government plans for an energy price cap was one of the main reasons for the restructure. Professor David Elmes, Head of the Global Energy Research Network at Warwick Business School and a former Vice President for Schlumberger and Capgemini, comments.

Thu 22 February 2018, 13:50 | Tags: WBS, Expert comment, Current Affairs, Faculty of Social Science, energy

Official immigration figures show steep fall in EU net migration - expert comment

Professor Gugliemo Meardi from Warwick Business Schook comments on the latest ONS immigration data, which show 130,000 EU citizens left the UK in the year to September 2017.


Study finds that the drugs do work - expert comment on anti-depressants from Professor Swaran Singh.

“Antidepressants ... have done more to alleviate human suffering than most other forms of medication (bar anaesthetics) and this study puts them in their rightful place as highly effective and extremely useful drugs.” Professor Swaran Singh, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Warwick Medical School, comments on a new large-scale study which has proven the effectiveness of anti-depressant medications.


Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight' - Expert Comment

A new study in the Journal of Agricultre and Food Chemistry suggests red wine contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease. The study suggests compounds from the drink, known as polyphenols, helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth. But experts warned that the findings do not offer a "green light" to drink more red wine.

Dr Blessing Anonye, a Research Fellow at Warwick Medical School, thinks this new research has the potential to contribute towards treating oral disease.


Expert comment on new study that claims viruses may trigger both type 1 and type 2 diabetes because they contain proteins that mimic insulin

Scientists in America claim they have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery could create new possibilities for revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer. Two University of Warwick experts comment on this new study.


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