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When resistance meets the resistance: The scientists fighting the super-bugs

We've been concentrating on COVID but, all the while, a medical timebomb has been ticking: antibiotics will stop working. Meet the international team working to train the next generation of researchers to find the next generation of antimicrobial drugs.

Cardiac arrest: Christian Eriksen benefitted from the quick action of bystanders, not their medical training

Danish footballer, Christian Eriksen’s collapse was because his heart had stopped. Yes, he was lucky to have a highly-skilled medical team immediately by his side, but primarily he was lucky to have someone start CPR and use the AED as soon as possible, says Dr Chris Smith from Warwick Medical School.

Fri 18 Jun 2021, 13:46 | Tags: Public Health Patient Care Health & Medicine Disease

Women in science, innovate in science

On the UN's International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we hear from young researchers at Warwick and ask them about their hopes for their research and the importance of equality in their chosen field.

Four things you may not know about vaccination

Vaccination is routine in Britain and for most the public health programmes which go alongside them are about as interesting as the sewage system. And then came Covid. Since we all now (apparently) need to be experts here’s four things you might not know about vaccines and vaccination from Dr Gareth Millward from the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick.

Has COVID-19 changed our relationship with pets and other animals?

Dogs have loved it, cats have hated it, but whilst lockdown has provided temporary benefits for many companion animals, coronavirus has also provided opportunity to think more widely about the conditions under which novel diseases can emerge. We must change to provide a more sustainable future for both humans and animals, says Dr Rebekah Fox from Warwick’s Department of Sociology.

Mon 03 Aug 2020, 15:43 | Tags: Politics & Society Sociology Disease

Football postponements raise some big issues

The Premier League, the English Football League, the FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have agreed to postpone the professional game until 3 April at the earliest. Professor Wyn Grant from Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies, explores the ramifications for the sport and society.

Tiny but mighty: The powerful role of gut bacteria in human health and disease

Dr Blessing Anonye from the School of Life Sciences at Warwick, explains the role our gut bacteria play in relation to our health and considers the benefits of having specific bugs in our systems.

Wed 12 Feb 2020, 13:58 | Tags: Life Sciences Public Health Science & Technology Disease

Going viral: What are the bacteriophages and how can they help us?

Antibiotics are going to stop working. With a global health crisis on our hands, scientists across the world are now trying to find alternatives to the drugs which have kept us alive for the past decade.

Who wants to live forever?

Queen asked the question, Oasis quite fancied it but Lemmy from Motorhead didn’t want to. Living forever is something which has captured the imaginations of scientists and artists, well...forever.

Mon 26 Nov 2018, 13:46 | Tags: Life Sciences Science & Technology Economics Disease

Bad bugs, no drugs: A world without antibiotics

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.

Five things you need to know about TB

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.