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Appetite can be increased by cells in the brain

Tanycytes are glial cells, which communicate with neurons in the brain to inform it of what we have eaten. Researchers from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick have found when tanycytes are selectively stimulated appetite was increased.

Tue 09 Jun 2020, 09:28 | Tags: cell biology, School of Life Sciences, Biology, cells, Sciences

New technique for engineering living materials and patterns

A new method for engineering living materials called ‘MeniFluidics’, made by researchers at the University of Warwick could see a transformation in tissue engineering and bio-art, as well as new ways to research cellular interactions.


Midlands Medictech company Medherant in partnership to develop multiple new products with tech developed at University of Warwick

Midlands Medictech company Medherant has just this month (May 2020) signed a  partnership agreement with Cambridge based Cycle Pharmaceuticals to develop multiple new products using Medherant technology developed by University of Warwick chemistry researchers. Coventry based Medherant’s TEPI Patch® Technology uses transdermal delivery technology (a patch that can simply be applied to the skin) and medicines for rare diseases combine to deliver significant quality-of-life benefits for patients.


A new understanding of everyday cellular processes

We use cells to breathe, to moderate body temperature, to grow and many other every day processes, however the cells in these processes are so complex its left scientists perplexed into how they develop in different environments. Researchers from the University of Warwick say future research needs to look into the bioelectrical composition of cells for answers.


Lockdown staff and students at University of Warwick to help with wildlife surveys

Members of the Warwick community who are living on campus during lockdown have the opportunity to help survey wildlife for a biodiversity project.


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