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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.


UK Natural Light Growing Centre opened for business at Warwick’s Innovation Campus in Warwickshire

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.


Tracking Alzheimer’s disease pathology in single neuronal cells

University of Warwick researchers have developed a superior method to describe the very earliest effects that Alzheimer’s Disease proteins have on the properties of brain cells.

Thu 26 Sep 2019, 15:41 | Tags: School of Life Sciences, alzheimer's, Sciences

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