The University of Warwick (Warwick) received its Royal Charter in 1965. Warwick is a member of the Russell Group, focused on research and interdisciplinary academia. In 2007, Warwick was permitted to award its own medical degrees for its over 400 medical students enrolled at the Warwick Medical School. Warwick has 29 academic departments and 50 research centers and institutes. Warwick's campus is located in the area of the City of Coventry and borders the County of Warwickshire.
Discovery of plant 'nourishing gene' brings hope for increased crop seed yield and food security
University of Warwick scientists have discovered a "nourishing gene" which controls the transfer of nutrients from plant to seed - a significant step which could help increase global food production.
Icy exposure creates armored polymer high tech foams
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists and engineers at the University of Warwick have found that exposing particular mixtures of polymer particles and other materials to sudden freeze-drying can create a high-tech armored foam that could ...
Shoppers love copycats, research finds
(Phys.org) —As the Apple and Samsung legal battle rumbles on new research suggests that the consumer is the biggest winner in the 'copycat' branding war.
'Left-handed iron corkscrews' point the way to new weapon in battle against superbugs like MRSA
Scientists at the University of Warwick have taken inspiration from corkscrew structures found in nature to develop a new weapon in the fight against infections like E-coli and MRSA.
Wars steadily increase for over a century, fed by more borders and cheaper conflict
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by the University of Warwick and Humboldt University shows that the frequency of wars between states increased steadily from 1870 to 2001 by 2% a year on average. The research argues that conflict ...
High home ownership can seriously damage your labour market, new study shows
(Phys.org) —Government policies that boost the amount of home ownership in a country are likely to inflict severe damage on the labour market, new research from the University of Warwick suggests.
First wood-digesting enzyme found in bacteria could boost biofuel production
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Warwick researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)-led Integrated Biorefining Research and Technology (IBTI) Club have identified an enzyme in bacteria ...
Spring's rising soil temperatures see hormones wake seeds from their winter slumber
Dormant seeds in the soil detect and respond to seasonal changes in soil temperature by changing their sensitivity to plant hormones, new research by the University of Warwick has found.
Those 'experts' heralded for beating the odds—they were just lucky
Experts who go against the grain and pull off a big win are not the ones to follow – it was just a fluke after all.
40 year old Mariner 5 solar wind problem finds answer - turbulence doesn't go with the flow
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research led by astrophysicists at the University of Warwick has resolved a 40 year old problem with observations of turbulence in the solar wind first made by the probe Mariner Five. The research resolves ...