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Santa’s workshop could be on snowy moon 

15 Dec 17

Santa’s winter workshop might be in space, as University of Warwick researchers are exploring whether snowy moons over a billion kilometres away from Earth are potentially habitable.


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The not so sweet side of Christmas 

15 Dec 17

A new video by the University of Warwick highlights a bitter side to our sugar consumption at Christmas.


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How the Pope’s rhino drowned and was immortalised in art history 

15 Dec 17

The story of one of the most infamous gifts, and one of the most influential images in art history, has been brought back to life thanks to research at the University of Warwick that of the rhino, named Ganda, gifted to Pope Leo X that drowned in …


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More electronic materials opened up with new metal-organic framework 

15 Dec 17

More materials for electronic applications could be identified, thanks to the discovery of a new metal-organic framework (MOF) that displays electrical semiconduction with a record high photoresponsivity, by a global research collaboration involving …


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Drug discovery could accelerate hugely with Machine Learning 

14 Dec 17

Drug discovery could be significantly accelerated thanks to a new high precision machine-learning model, developed by an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick.


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Womb natural killer cell discovery could lead to screening for miscarriage risk 

14 Dec 17

For the first time the functions of natural killer cells in the womb have been identified.


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Is presumed consent the answer to organ shortages? 

14 Dec 17

In an effort to increase the number of organs available for transplant the UK’s Department of Health is proposing a move to ‘presumed consent’ so people have to opt-out of donating their body parts when they die.


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Coventry in “right place” to expand digital creative sector following City of Culture win 

14 Dec 17

Coventry is in the “right place for new and expanding digital creative businesses”, a new report, by a team including researchers from Warwick Business school, into the potential of the city’s digital creative sectors has found.


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Is Santa Paws visiting your pet this year? 

14 Dec 17

University of Warwick researcher Professor Nickie Charles looks at the ways we make our dogs and other companion animals part of our Christmas and asks whether pets really enjoy the rituals of Christmas alongside their human companions.


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University of Warwick study to explore the politics of economic forecasting and its impact on Brexit and British capitalism 

13 Dec 17

A major University of Warwick study analysing how official UK growth assessments are constructed, and their impact on economic policy and public finances, is to be supported by funding from the Leverhulme Trust.


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Santa has never been stuck up the chimney says Warwick quantum physicist 

13 Dec 17

A researcher at the University of Warwick is challenging the theory that ‘ Santa got stuck up the chimney ’ by suggesting that he uses ‘quantum tunnelling’ to get himself in and out of our homes.


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Depression’s causal mechanisms identified with new method 

12 Dec 17

People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study by the University of Warwick.


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Sexual harassment of girls is widespread in schools, researchers find 

12 Dec 17

A new study carried out by University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment research for the NEU teaching union and campaign group UK Feminista has found that over a third of girls at mixed-sex schools in England and Wales have been sexually …


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Sally Rooney named Young Writer of the Year Award, in association with the University of Warwick 

7 Dec 17

Sally Rooney has been awarded The 2017 Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, in association with the University of Warwick for her extraordinary debut Conversations With Friends (Faber), an intimate story of high-risk …


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Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021 

7 Dec 17

Coventry is gearing up for one of the biggest years in its history after being named UK City of Culture 2021.


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Solar power advances possible with new ‘double-glazing’ device 

7 Dec 17

A new ‘double-glazing’ solar power device which is unlike any existing solar panel and opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics has been invented by University of Warwick researchers.


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Turning back the clock? Employment rights after Brexit 

7 Dec 17

Over the last 20 years, the UK has become a leader in creating an employment culture that promotes work-family balance and assists working parents.


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Christmas lectures go off with a bang 

6 Dec 17

Setting crisps on fire, making spinach glow, and detonating hundreds of ping pong balls were just some of the experiments the children attending Warwick’s Christmas lectures were treated to this year.


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Most people in favour of screening for spinal muscular atrophy 

5 Dec 17

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).


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Warwick academic named as emerging leader in cell biology 

5 Dec 17

A University of Warwick academic is to be awarded for their outstanding contribution to UK cell biology.


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New TB drugs possible with understanding of old antibiotic 

5 Dec 17

Tuberculosis, and other life-threatening microbial diseases, could be more effectively tackled with future drugs, thanks to new research into an old antibiotic by the University of Warwick and The Francis Crick Institute.


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Most people in favour of screening for spinal muscular atrophy 

5 Dec 17

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).


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Professor John McEldowney appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences 

5 Dec 17

Professor John McEldowney, of the University of Warwick’s School of Law, has been appointed as ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis.


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Two Warwick graduates selected for Schwarzman Scholarship 

4 Dec 17

Two University of Warwick graduates will be joining the next cohort of the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars programme, at Tsinghua University in Beijing.


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Creator of some of the world’s smallest works of art and former US Ambassador to UK among those to be awarded honorary degrees by the University of Warwick 

4 Dec 17

The University of Warwick has announced that it will award honorary degrees to six people at its winter degree ceremonies which will run from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19h January 2018 (inclusive), in the Butterworth Hall in Warwick Arts Centre.