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Expert comment on new research into insect numbers

"The finding that the trends in spatiotemporal patterns of insect abundance are more nuanced than previously suggested provides some hope that if we can understand better the requirements of species and have the will to ‘make space for nature’ then we can make a positive difference." Professor Rosemary Collier comments on new research into the so-called "insect apocalypse."

Royal Horticultural Society's top ten garden pests and diseases - expert comment

With the Royal Horticultural Society revealing its top ten list of garden pests and diseases this week, Dr Joana Vicente from the University of Warwick School of Life Sciences has explained a little more about what makes these gardeners' troubles so problematic.

Professor Sandra Chapman comments on the mission of NASA's solar probe

Professor Sandra Chapman from the University of Warwick's Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics, explains what NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission will reveal about our star.

Dr Rosemary Collier: “Heatwave is affecting all sectors of agriculture”

With Britain in the grip of a heatwave, Dr Rosemary Collier, expert in agriculture and horticulture, comments on the impact that this prolonged period of hot, dry weather will have upon agriculture.

Scientists edit genes in human embryos to prevent inherited diseases - Expert comment

Scientists in the US have altered defective human DNA to prevent heart disease. The success of the trial may pave the way for preventing other inherited conditions from being passed down. Professor Kevin Moffat, School of Life Sciences, saysit's a real step forward for the possibility of repairing genetic diseases in human embryos.

Thu 03 Aug 2017, 10:55 | Tags: School of Life Sciences, NHS, Health, Expert comment, Sciences, medicine

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