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Opioids for chronic non-cancer pain doubled in quarter century

A review of 24 years of global research has shown opioid prescribing doubled between 1991-2015, with demand most common for chronic conditions such as chronic lower back pain, finds research involving the University of Warwick.

Tue 25 Feb 2020, 16:25 | Tags: medicine, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Arctic's Global Seed Vault to receive 1000 types of seeds from Warwick's Vegetable Genebank

Just under 1000 seed samples from different crop species including kale, carrots and cauliflower are to be deposited at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Arctic Norway on the 25th February 2020, from the UK Vegetable Genebank (UKVGB) at the University of Warwick Wellesbourne campus.

Tue 25 Feb 2020, 12:10 | Tags: crop centre, DEFRA, crops, UKVGB, Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Wellesbourne

UK-Australia education and research opportunities expand — Warwick Monash Alliance enters rolling agreement

The Monash Warwick Alliance — which pioneered a new model for global higher education partnerships when established in 2012— is entering a bold new era, as the two universities sign a rolling agreement with no end date, enabling more deeply embedded collaboration and wider transnational opportunities for students and staff.


Warwick expertise supports developing biomedicine talent in Africa

A University of Warwick scientist is spearheading efforts to ‘upskill’ some of Africa’s brightest up-and-coming bioscientists. Dr Samuel Dean from Warwick Medical School is one of a group of scientists from UK universities spearheading a course in Ghana to provide talented students with access to bioscience researchers at the cutting-edge of their fields, as well as professional development support.

Fri 21 Feb 2020, 13:09 | Tags: WMS, Africa, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

18-hour year planet on edge of destruction

Astronomers from the University of Warwick have observed an exoplanet orbiting a star in just over 18 hours, the shortest orbital period ever observed for a planet of its type.

It means that a single year for this hot Jupiter – a gas giant similar in size and composition to Jupiter in our own solar system – passes in less than a day of Earth time.

Thu 20 Feb 2020, 09:27

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