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Impact of marine carbon on climate change to be investigated by Warwick Scientists

Professor Scanlan has been awarded €2.5 million from the ERC, which will be used to investigate virus inhibition of Oceanic CO2 fixation, in a project called ‘VirFix’.

Tue 31 Mar 2020, 13:08 | Tags: Grants, climate change, Life Sciences, ERC, marine, Sciences

How to protect your sleep during the Covid-19 pandemic

Researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick, have put together a poster with tips to protect your sleep for students, however it can also apply to the general population in a time when their mental health and sleep may be suffering.

Mon 30 Mar 2020, 16:51 | Tags: psychology, mental health, sleep, coronavirus, Sciences

Five ways in which University of Warwick staff and students are assisting in the response to the pandemic

Left to right University of Warwick Chemistry stores manager Steve Dawson; Neil Gillespie, Senior Civil Engineering Technician School of Engineering; Alan Warwood Head of Facilities in Estates;  & Kevin Murphy Chemistry Core technician with one of the loads of PPE supplies delivered to UCHW “There are many ways in which universities can actively assist in the response to the pandemic. Many of our staff and students have not just been asking how they can help but they have simply got on and done so. Here are just five of things those colleagues and students are doing now, some of whom are named below. I want to give my personal thanks to each and every one of them make note of what they have done to help. I hope very soon to be able to tell you about even more about the work of many more of our dedicated staff and students I these challenging times”

Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick
Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12:47 | Tags: University of Warwick, Engineering, research, Chemistry, WMS

New ways to stop caller ID spoofing to be investigated

Fraudsters regularly use a fabricated caller ID to look like they are calling from a trusted source to convince people over the phone to hand over money. The current solution, which the Federal Communications Commission is urging telecom providers in the US to adopt, requires a globally trusted authority, but such authority is difficult to manage. Researchers at the University of Warwick will find new ways to tackle this problem without requiring trusted authorities or modifying the existing telecommunication infrastructure, thanks to a grant from the EPSRC.

Thu 26 Mar 2020, 10:04 | Tags: Computer Science, Cyber Security, elderly, psychology, Sciences

Video consultations with GP are viable alternative during social distancing measures

Patients and general practice staff are receptive to greater use of video consultations in general practice, however concerns about accessibility and technical challenges have been an obstacle to the technology being widely adopted, a University of Warwick study has found.

Wed 25 Mar 2020, 11:00 | Tags: Health, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

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