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Bacteria found on common UK trees may act as a sink for air pollution, research finds.

Bacteria found on the leaves of common UK tree species may remove toxic carbon monoxide (CO) from the air, according to researchers from the University of Warwick.

Wed 25 May 2022, 12:11 | Tags: School of Life Sciences, Environment

Compounds made from ‘digested’ molecules feeds appetite for greener pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals

A method of producing vital chemical building blocks for use in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries that mimics how plants manufacture them has been developed by University of Warwick scientists.


Poolbeg Pharma licences first-in-class broad spectrum RNA-based immunotherapy for respiratory virus infections from the University of Warwick

Poolbeg Pharma (AIM: POLB, 'Poolbeg' or the 'Company'), a clinical stage infectious disease pharmaceutical company with a capital light clinical model, has in-licenced a novel, first-in-class RNA-based immunotherapy for respiratory virus infections developed at the University of Warwick.

Mon 17 Jan 2022, 10:14 | Tags: School of Life Sciences, Life Sciences, COVID-19, Virology, Sciences

New health economic framework to help assess what might be required to eliminate African sleeping sickness by 2030

Several diseases have been earmarked for elimination or eradication based on factors such as feasibility, lives saved and the possibility of long-run cost-savings. The cost of elimination strategies, however, can become very high as you approach zero transmission. An international group of researchers have created a new health economic framework that supports decision makers and funders in understanding the resources required to achieve the World Health Organization’s (WHO) goal of eliminating sleeping sickness by 2030.


Dr Freya Harrison wins WH Prize 2021

Dr Freya Harrison, Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick., has won the WH Prize 2021 for her work in translating medieval literature and medical texts to uncover ancient antimicrobial recipes.


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