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Warwick scientists discover how cells respond to fasting

As modern life-styles and high calorie diets drive the UK’s obesity levels up, researchers from the University of Warwick have found how cells respond to fasting and activate the process called autophagy, which means a healthier lifestyle can be promoted to help people maintain a healthy body weight.


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.


Which COVID-19 models should we use to make policy decisions?

An International group of researchers, including the University of Warwick, have developed a new process to harness multiple disease models for outbreak management, meaning public health agency can understand the merits of different management options in testing times such as these currently experienced with Covid-19.

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Mon 11 May 2020, 09:01 | Tags: School of Life Sciences, infections, coronavirus, disease, Sciences

Minimum energy requirements for microbial communities to live predicted

A microbial community is a complex, dynamic system composed of hundreds of species and their interactions, they are found in oceans, soil, animal guts and plant roots. Each system feeds the Earth’s ecosystem and their own growth, as they each have their own metabolism that underpin biogeochemical cycles. Researchers from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick have produced an extendable thermodynamic model for simulating the dynamics of microbial communities.

Wed 06 May 2020, 09:28 | Tags: Plants, School of Life Sciences, Environment, bacteria, Sciences

UKRI fellowships awarded to Four University of Warwick Academics

Four academics at the University of Warwick have been awarded a UKRI Future Leader Fellowship, providing world class research in topics ranging from stellar explosions, medieval medical texts for modern medicines, synthetic biology and climate –related financial risks.


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