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Chemists celebrate International Women's Day with life changing crystal research

Researchers from the University of Warwick’s Chemistry department use their skills to analyse crystals with life changing applications. Their work helps to improve the composition of drugs, improve fungicides, enhance drug development and benefit industry.

Fri 04 Mar 2016, 10:21 | Tags: Sciences, Research, Chemistry, Art

Warwick shares in £167million investment in engineering, technology & science PhDs

The University of Warwick is to receive almost £5million funding to support the next generation of engineering, technology & science researchers.

WMG part of new £23 million Internet of Things Research Hub announced today

WMG at the University of Warwick is to play a significant role in a new £23 million interdisciplinary Research Hub designed to drive forward UK research in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Wed 06 Jan 2016, 12:26 | Tags: Sciences, Big Data, WMG

New test for cancer and diabetes biomarkers 1000x more detailed

A new test for detecting biomarkers for cancer and diabetes is more than 1000x more detailed and 100% faster than existing methods, new research by the University of Warwick suggests.

Developed to undertake a detailed study of collagen, the researchers argue that the same methodology can be used with any protein-based sample and is currently being tested with cancer cells and proteins relevant to Type II diabetes.

Thu 17 Dec 2015, 10:18 | Tags: Sciences, cancer, Chemistry

Plants use a molecular clock to predict when they’ll be infected

Plants are able to predict when infections are more likely to occur and regulate their immune response accordingly, new research has found.

Led by the University of Warwick, the researchers discovered that a plants’ molecular clock is connected to their immune system to increase levels of resistance to infection at dawn – the time at which fungal infections appear most likely to occur, with plants unable to maintain the highest level of resistance at all times of day.

Wed 16 Dec 2015, 14:44 | Tags: Sciences, University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences

Sperm crane their neck to turn right

Spermatozoa need to crane their necks to turn right to counteract a left-turning drive caused by the rotation of their tails, new research has found.

Led by Dr Vasily Kantsler of the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics, the researchers discovered that all sperm tails (flagella) rotate in a counter-clockwise motion as they beat to enable them to move through and against the motion of a fluid.

Tue 08 Dec 2015, 11:34 | Tags: Sciences, University of Warwick, Research, Physics

The Sun could release flares 1000x greater than previously recorded

The Sun demonstrates the potential to superflare, new research into stellar flaring suggests.


Led by the University of Warwick, the research has found a stellar superflare on a star observed by NASA’s Kepler space telescope with wave patterns similar to those that have been observed in solar flares.

Thu 03 Dec 2015, 10:39 | Tags: Sciences, Astrophysics, Space, Physics

Bacteria cells group together in communities and use electrical signalling to survive

Groups of bacteria use electrical signalling to communicate, new research published in the journal Nature has found.

The electro-communication mechanism was found to be surprisingly similar to action potential mechanism in neurons found in animal brains and central nervous systems.

Most Earth-like planet uninhabitable due to radiation, new research suggests

The most Earth-like planet could have been made uninhabitable by vast quantities of radiation, new research led by the University of Warwick has found.

The atmosphere of the planet, Kepler-438b, is thought to have been stripped away as a result of radiation emitted from a superflaring Red Dwarf star, Kepler-438.

Wed 18 Nov 2015, 08:28 | Tags: Sciences, University of Warwick, Astrophysics, Research, Physics

5400mph winds discovered hurtling around planet outside solar system

Winds of over 2km per second have been discovered flowing around planet outside of the Earth’s solar system, new research has found.

The University of Warwick discovery is the first time that a weather system on a planet outside of Earth’s solar system has been directly measured and mapped.

Fri 13 Nov 2015, 08:21 | Tags: Sciences, Astrophysics

Asteroid ripped apart to form star’s glowing ring system

The sight of an asteroid being ripped apart by a dead star and forming a glowing debris ring has been captured in an image for the first time.

Comprised of dust particles and debris, the rings are formed by the star’s gravity tearing apart asteroids that came too close.

Wed 11 Nov 2015, 12:58 | Tags: Sciences, University of Warwick, Astrophysics, Research, Physics

Researchers find that magnetometers have a social network where they talk about the weather

New research led by physicists at the University of Warwick has used tools designed to study social networks to gain significant new insights into the Northern Lights, and space weather – particularly the interaction of events in the sun’s atmosphere with Earth’s ionosphere.

Mon 02 Nov 2015, 11:07 | Tags: Sciences, University of Warwick, Research, Physics

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