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Sugar levels in UK soft drinks lowered, research finds

The UK government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL), introduced in April 2018 to help combat childhood obesity and related conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, has resulted in soft drinks manufacturers in the UK lowering the sugar levels in their drinks, a team including a University of Warwick researcher has found.

Wed 12 Feb 2020, 10:56 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School

New wound treatment method no more effective than cheaper standard dressings

A new method of treating wounds after major trauma costing nearly £150 per dressing may be no more effective in reducing infections than a standard wound dressing priced under £2, a new clinical trial involving the University of Warwick has found.

Tue 11 Feb 2020, 17:22 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School

EUTOPIA invests €10.2m in young researchers tackling real-world challenges

€10.2 million to be invested in EUTOPIA Science & Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme (EUTOPIA-SIF), with €5.6 million by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme

Mon 10 Feb 2020, 15:54

Supercharged light pulverises asteroids, study finds

The majority of stars in the universe will become luminous enough to blast surrounding asteroids into successively smaller fragments using their light alone, according to a University of Warwick astronomer.

Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10:24 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy

Researchers recommend early walking in a brace for Achilles tendon rupture

A new study from the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford reveals a breakthrough for sportsmen and women in the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture. Researchers found that early walking in a brace provides similar outcomes to plaster casting with no increase in the risk of complications, paving the way for a big change in the way that patients are treated.

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