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Leprosy and Elephantiasis: new cases could be prevented in ten years

The life chances of over one billion people could be improved through examining the transmission of nine neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), an international consortium of researchers has argued.

Warwick signs cancer research partnership with China’s Sun Yat-sen University

The University of Warwick and Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a research partnership in cancer diagnosis and specialist cancer care.

West Midlands doctor bikes for breasts

A local GP registrar is on a crusade to improve breast cancer detection rates across the West Midlands. Dr James Gill, who is also a teaching fellow at the University of Warwick, is holding a 2000km virtual cycling marathon to raise £10,000 for state-of-the-art medical training equipment.

Call for government to curb the production and sale of cheap salty junk food

A World Health Organization adviser and University of Warwick academic is calling for the government to stop food manufacturers and distributors producing and selling unhealthy, cheap, salty junk food.

Fri 11 Sep 2015, 13:35 | Tags: Warwick Medical School, Health, Medicine and Health

New research unit using digital technology to fight cancer

A new cancer research unit set up at the University of Warwick will use digital technology to try and find new treatments for the disease.

Fri 24 Oct 2014, 09:13 | Tags: Medicine and Health

Hand exercises improve function in rheumatoid arthritis patients

A new study led by Professor Sallie Lamb of and the University of Warwick and the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford University, is published today in The Lancet and shows a tailored hand exercise programme improves function and quality of life for patients living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

Mon 13 Oct 2014, 11:38 | Tags: Medicine and Health

New drug target could prevent major global cause of maternal death

Researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered a new target for drugs that could prevent the deaths of thousands of women in the developing world due to heavy blood loss after childbirth.

Mon 15 Sep 2014, 10:39 | Tags: Medicine and Health

Sugar substance ‘kills’ good cholesterol

Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that ‘good’ cholesterol is turned ‘bad’ by a sugar-derived substance.

Mon 08 Sep 2014, 15:33 | Tags: Medicine and Health

Giving patients choice in back pain does not improve outcome

‘Physiotherapist knows best’ may be the best option for people suffering from back pain, according to research from the University of Warwick.

Fri 22 Aug 2014, 09:58 | Tags: Medicine and Health

Producing doctors at the double at University of Warwick

Patients in Coventry may think they are seeing double when University of Warwick medical student Yasmine Darwazeh graduates this summer and joins her identical twin sister to work as doctors at University Hospital Coventry.

Fri 25 Jul 2014, 08:34 | Tags: Medicine and Health

Research finds cell division synchronised to cell and body’s daily clock

Research led by the University of Warwick’s Systems Biology Centre and Warwick Medical School in collaboration with groups in Nice and Rotterdam has been able to demonstrate how the cycle of cell division in mammalian cells synchronises with the body’s own daily rhythm, its circadian clock.

Wed 25 Jun 2014, 14:18 | Tags: Biology, Medicine and Health

Warwick Medical School awarded silver Athena SWAN

Warwick Medical School (WMS) is to receive an Athena SWAN Silver award for its school-wide work supporting the Charter for Women in Science.

Thu 25 Apr 2013, 17:17 | Tags: Awards and Distinctions, Medicine and Health

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