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Bad bugs, no drugs: A world without antibiotics

Wed 09 May 2018

Imagine a world where you are quite likely to die after having a tooth out. Sounds like dark ages, right? Well, according to leading researchers, this could be life in the near future because many of the antibiotic drugs we have now are going to stop working.

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Five things you need to know about TB

Fri 23 March 2018

If you are under the impression that TB is a disease of the past – you are mistaken. Dr Elizabeth Fullam leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the Fullam Lab at the University of Warwick, studying the bacteria which cause tuberculosis (TB). Her group is carrying out urgent research into understanding the bacterium and finding new treatments for a disease which kills almost two million people worldwide every year. With antibiotic resistance on the rise, TB threatens to kill millions more.

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Computers, cancer and care

Wed 19 April 2017

Professor Nasir Rajpoot completed his PhD in image processing at the University of Warwick in 2001 and began working as a member of the academic staff within the Computer Sciences Department later that year. But when cancer affected his own family, Professor Rajpoot began to consider how he may help the research and diagnosis procedure.

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Women shall develop the world

Tue 07 March 2017

Achieving gender equality by 2030 is a global sustainable development goal. This was established by the UN in 2015. The goal is number five on a list of 17 and sits above clean water and climate action. But why is gender equality so integral to development? Can’t we just solve world problems as we are?

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Addressing the crisis facing social care for older people in England

Fri 02 December 2016

There is a crisis of social care in England, but it was missing from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Dr Juanita Elias and Professor Shirin Rai from the University of Warwick’s department of Politics and International Studies, discuss why this was the case. Did government fear the issue is just too big to tackle, or does it assume someone – normally women – will always step in to take on the job?

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The EU Referendum: In conversation

Mon 20 June 2016

Britain goes to the polls on June 23rd to decide whether it should leave or remain in the European Union. In this article, researchers from each of our four faculties have highlighted some of the pro-leave and pro-remain discussions relating to their different academic disciplines.

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Is happiness in our genes?

Thu 16 October 2014

Between 2011 and 2014, Claire Haworth led the Twins Wellbeing Intervention Study, investigating the influence of environment and genetics on our state of wellbeing, and methods to improve our levels of happiness. Claire spoke to Gareth Jenkins about her interest in the science of happiness.