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.
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.
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.
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.
Agri-tech innovation centre Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and its greenhouse innovation partner RIPE Building Services, have officially opened their new high-tech greenhouse facility at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus.