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2013-06-26 13:22:11

In the light of Novel Corona Virus, concerns over H7N9 Influenza in S.E. Asia, and more familiar infections such as measles and seasonal influenza, it is as important as ever to be able to predict and understand how infections transmit through the UK population. Researchers at the University of Warwick and University of Liverpool have mapped the daily contact networks of thousands of individuals to shed light on which groups may be at highest risk of contracting and spreading respiratory...

2013-05-28 21:31:11

Reseachers from Bochum and Warwick suggest consequences for planning school lessons Being born preterm goes hand in hand with an increased risk for neuro-cognitive deficits. Psychologists from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Warwick, UK have investigated the relation between the duration of pregnancy and cognitive abilities under varying work load conditions. "Cognitive performance deficits of children dramatically increase as cognitive workload of tasks...

2013-05-21 23:17:37

The University´s Language Centre is deploying Kaltura´s MediaSpace CampusTuube video portal, as well as integrating Kaltura´s video extension for Moodle into its Languages@Warwick platform. Coventry and London UK (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The Language Centre at University of Warwick, one of the UK´s leading universities, announced today that is has selected Kaltura, the leading open source video platform (http://www.kaltura.com), to power video for teaching and learning. The...

2013-04-26 10:01:42

Children who are exposed to negative parenting — including abuse, neglect but also overprotection — are more likely to experience childhood bullying by their peers, according to a meta-analysis of 70 studies of more than 200,000 children. The research, led by the University of Warwick and published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, found the effects of poor parenting were stronger for children who are both a victim and perpetrator of bulling (bully-victims) than...

2012-12-11 21:43:14

An insight into the properties of fullerene is set to open the door to a new class of electronic acceptors which can be used to build better and cheaper organic solar cells. Organic solar cells have advanced a great deal since they were first invented nearly 20 years ago, but the fullerene component has remained largely the same and this has had a braking effect on the evolution of the technology. But now scientists at the University of Warwick have pinpointed an unappreciated property...

2012-12-03 13:55:52

New research has demonstrated a way to make bismuth electrons and nuclei work together as qubits in a quantum computer. The discovery, published in Nature Materials, takes us a key step further to creating practical quantum computing which could tackle complex programs that would otherwise take the lifetime of the universe to finish. The collaboration partners are based in the University of Warwick, UCL, ETH Zurich and the USA Sandia National Labs. Information on our normal computers...

2012-11-30 14:18:58

Researchers have pushed the boundaries of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video to match our own eyes´ ability to cope with the real world's ever rapidly changing light intensity - such as sun simply going behind clouds. Now researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick, have found a way to compress and stream HDR video directly to monitors and mobile devices, such as an iPad, bringing enormous benefits to industries including gaming and security. Researchers at WMG at the University of...

Graphite Experiment Leads To Unexpected Results
2012-11-29 06:26:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Warwick and Oxford University have come up with unexpected results in an experiment with strongly heated graphite, posing a new problem for physicists working in laser-driven nuclear fusion. The research may lead astrophysicists to revise the understanding of the life cycle of giant planets and stars. The team was attempting to gain a better understanding about how energy is shared between the...

Potential New Treatment To Prevent Strokes Reported By Scientists
2012-11-26 10:39:23

University of Warwick Scientists may have discovered a new way to prevent strokes in high risk patients, according to research from the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW). Work by a new research group, led by Professor Donald Singer, Professor of Therapeutics at Warwick Medical School and Professor Chris Imray from UHCW, has now been published in US journal Stroke. The group is using ultrasound scanning to look at patients with carotid...

2012-11-13 10:19:31

Scientists have developed a statistical image analysis method which can assist in the grading of breast cancer by automatically segmenting tumor regions and detecting dividing cells in tissue samples. The system, developed at the University of Warwick, promises to bring objectivity and automation to the cancer grading process which is used to determine the aggressiveness of the treatment offered to the patient. Number of mitotic cells, cells which are dividing to create new cells, is a...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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