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What will the neighbours say?! Warwick academic helps uncovers house’s scandalous past

A Warwick legal history expert has been chosen as one of the voices bringing the past to life in the new series of the popular BBC Two show, A House Through Time, which returned yesterday evening. Dr Laura Lammasniemi, from Warwick Law School, will appear in the third episode of the new series, which sees David Olusoga and his team in Bristol.

Wed 27 May 2020, 11:09 | Tags: Film & Television, Film & TV, research, Academic staff, History, Law

Chimpanzees help trace the evolution of human speech back to ancient ancestors

One of the most promising theories for the evolution of human speech has finally received support from chimpanzee communication, in a study conducted by a group of researchers led by the University of Warwick.

Wed 27 May 2020, 08:43 | Tags: research, psychology, Evolution, speech, Sciences

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.


Second survey of UK nurses and midwives highlights ongoing concerns about their health, training and strain on mental health during COVID-19

The second round of results from a three-survey study published today by a collaboration involving the University of Warwick highlights the ongoing concerns nurses and midwives in the UK have about COVID-19 and the risks it poses to their own physical and mental health, as well as the health of their families.

Fri 22 May 2020, 08:36 | Tags: Health, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Top 1 per cent received a sixth of the nation’s income pre-crisis, due to hidden rise of capital gains, new report finds

The Top 1 per cent received a far greater, and faster growing, share of the nation’s income pre-crisis than previously thought, if capital gains are included in official statistics, according to major new research published today. The research – a collaboration between the CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick, the Resolution Foundation and the LSE – uses confidential tax return data to build a fuller picture of incomes across the UK, specifically by including taxable capital gains.


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