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Ash dieback: Insect threat to fungus-resistant trees

Ash trees which can resist the killer dieback fungus may be more vulnerable to attacks by insects, says University of Warwick researcher.

‘Glue’ that makes plant cell walls strong could hold the key to wooden skyscrapers

Molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research led by a father and son team at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge.

Deadly sleeping sickness set to be eliminated in six years

Gambian sleeping sickness – a deadly parasitic disease spread by tsetse flies - could be eliminated in six years in key regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Christmas dinner saved! Sprouts gain natural disease defence

Brussels sprouts will remain safely in our Christmas dinners, thanks to University of Warwick research giving them natural defences against devastating crop diseases.

Breakthrough in analytical sciences could lead to medical revolution

Pharmaceutical research could be quicker and more precise, thanks to an innovative breakthrough in the analytical sciences from the University of Warwick.

UK and Chinese universities fight cancer together

A deadly cancer which mainly occurs in China could be more effectively treated, thanks to joint research by the University of Warwick and Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Centre (SYSUCC).

Nobel Prize Winner opens Warwick Medical School building

Nobel Prize winner Dr Randy Schekman has given the keynote speech at the opening of the latest addition to Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick.

Fruit discovery could provide new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

A combination of two compounds found in red grapes and oranges could be used to improve the health of people with diabetes, and reduce cases of obesity and heart disease.

The find has been made by University of Warwick researchers who now hope that their discovery will be developed to provide a treatment for patients.

Oldest DNA sequences may reveal secrets of ancient animal ancestors

Seven-hundred-million year-old DNA sequences from ancient animals have been unearthed by a team including a University of Warwick researcher, shedding new light on our earliest animal ancestors and how they influenced modern species – including the sponge.

Wed 28 Oct 2015, 14:15 | Tags: Sciences, Life Sciences, Research, Biology, Researchers

New £12 million Synthetic Biology Centre to help drive advances in biotechnology, medicine and food security

Researchers at the University of Warwick have won a £12 Million award to create a new Centre to develop advanced technologies in synthetic biology. This research will help drive advances in pharmaceuticals, high-value and commodity chemicals, innovative treatments for disease, environmental bioremediation, and food security. It will also play a major role in helping us achieve a much better understanding of some of the key principles underpinning living systems.

Thu 29 Jan 2015, 10:22 | Tags: Biology

£13 million award backs world-class research supporting Midlands’ bioeconomy

Three of the Midlands’ leading universities have been awarded £13 Million for a “Doctoral Training Partnership” to provide research training to support the Midlands bioeconomy.

Tue 07 Oct 2014, 13:58 | Tags: Biology

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

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