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Global warming will cause ecosystems to produce more methane than first predicted

New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems such as freshwaters will release more methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 09:27 | Tags: climate change, School of Life Sciences, Sciences

Warwick research part of project investigating newly discovered prehistoric shafts near Stonehenge

A previously unrecorded Neolithic monument has been discovered at the ancient settlement of Durrington Walls near Stonehenge.

 


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 University of Warwick modelling supports cautious reopening of schools if other lockdown measures continue to control the coronavirus

The gradual reopening of schools, starting with primary schools, is unlikely to lead to a second wave of infection, according to new mathematical modelling of the COVID-19 outbreak from University of Warwick researchers, but we should be prepared to reintroduce lockdown measures should there be a significant rise in the number of new cases.


Researchers call to record the landscape of the pandemic

‘The Viral Archive’ is a collaborative project between archaeologists at the University of Warwick, University College Cork (Ireland), and University College London, that is sending out a global invitation, for you to capture the visual record of the signs, marks, and graffiti that are keeping us safe, together, and uplifted during this pandemic.

Thu 28 May 2020, 15:07 | Tags: School of Life Sciences, coronavirus, Sciences

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