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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.

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.

Devastating elephantiasis disease facing elimination

A disabling parasitic disease which causes elephantiasis, and threatens around one billion people globally – Lymphatic filariasis - could be eliminated more quickly, thanks to 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.

Next steps towards preventing cancer and Alzheimer’s

A new generation of drugs that prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s could be developed, thanks to research from the University of Warwick.

Green monkeys acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans

Already it’s known that many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through contact with animals. However new research from the University of Warwick shows that pathogens can also jump the species barrier to move from humans to animals.

Plants remember stress to help protect themselves

A new generation of plants better adapted to mitigate the effects of environmental change could be created following a fundamental step towards understanding how plants are able to retain a memory of stress exposure.

Tue 31 May 2016, 16:10 | Tags: Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Science, Environment

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.

Warwick secures over £1m from Medical Research Council

Innovative University of Warwick research will be accelerated thanks to over £1m of funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to take ground-breaking ideas into industry and out to patients.

The funding comprises a Proximity to Discovery award to the Warwick MRC Industry Engagement Fund (WMIEF) of £100k and a Discovery Award of £973k to support vivo microscopy researchers investigate the dynamic activity of individual neural cells during complex behaviours.

Mon 15 Feb 2016, 17:12 | Tags: Life Sciences, Awards, Social Sciences

Prestigious medical training awards announced

The Medical Research Council has announced it will be funding 15 PhDs at the University of Warwick over the next three years.

Thu 26 Nov 2015, 11:05 | Tags: Warwick Medical School, Life Sciences, Grants, Awards, Health

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

Warwick researchers secure £3.19m boost to tackle superbugs

Researchers at the University of Warwick have been awarded £3.19m in funding to support a flagship project into antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The funding will enable multi-partner collaborations in order to tackle the growing threat of superbugs as part of a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary effort to fight their prevalence.

Tue 19 May 2015, 14:39 | Tags: Sciences, Life Sciences, Physics