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Warwick Researchers to provide COVID-19 Intervention Modelling for East Africa (CIMEA)

A £1m grant from the Wellcome Trust has enabled researchers from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick, to work with East African countries in their emergency preparations for COVID-19 as the pandemic spreads across Africa.


Infectious diseases to be detected and prevented thanks to £4m grant

Infectious diseases could be detected, prevented and controlled thanks to a new £4m grant from the NIHR to the University of Warwick. Researchers will work with partners to develop the use of cutting edge genomics to protect public health.


Slime Santa beard likes hot peppers

A slime Santa beard has been made by Ian Hands-Portman at the University of Warwick using slime molds, a myxomycete which is a single giant cell with multiple nuclei that lives in dark damp places and likes to feed off bacteria and fungi and things that have started to decay.

Tue 17 Dec 2019, 08:43 | Tags: Christmas, School of Life Sciences, Sciences

How sand fly mating habits are helping tackle tropical disease in £2.5M project

The tropical disease Leishmaniasis is being tackled by catching female sand flies who carry the parasite that causes the disease.

There are now plans to commercialise the research which involves using male pheromones to attract female sand flies towards insecticide-treated areas. 


Superbugs, stem cells and more at University of Warwick’s showcase of science

Whether you are fascinated by superbugs, stem cells, or circadian rhythms, a new programme of events from the University of Warwick will give you the ideal vantage point on biological and medical science.


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