Archive for the ‘Biology & Biochemistry’ Category

Selene Fernandez-Valverde joins the Milner Centre

Selene Fernandez-Valverde has received a Royal Society Fellowship to work with the Milner Centre for Evolution for three years

Enigmatic gene is crucial to brain development

University scientists have shown that an enigmatic gene is crucial to healthy brain development through

University enters drug discovery deal with Sapience Therapeutics

Dr Jody Mason from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry and the University have entered into a research collaboration agreement with biotech company Sapience Therapeutics Inc.

The Milner Centre for Evolution project update

Welcome to the 15th monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Milner Centre for Evolution Project

Genes provide clues to how new cell types could evolve

Biologists have uncovered how a family of essential genes interacts could offer clues about how new types of cells come to evolve

New research centre established: C3Bio

C3Bio brings together researchers from engineering, physical, life and social sciences to work on different aspects of biosensors, bioelectronics and biodevices

Sleepwalking into a mass extinction: The most biodiverse aquatic communities may be the most vulnerable to extinction

Species that live in symbiosis with others, which often occur in the most delicately balanced and threatened marine ecosystems such as coral reefs, are the slowest to recover their diversity if damaged, according to a team of scientists including researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath.

Rare fossils of new flying reptiles species

Dr Nick Longrich from the Milner Centre for Evolution discovers several new species of pterosaurs

Fossils found of giant flying creatures wiped out with the dinosaurs

Fossils of six new species of pterosaurs, giant flying reptiles that flew over the heads of the dinosaurs, have been discovered by a team of researchers led by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath.

ALS-linked protein’s journey more complex than we thought

ALS-linked protein’s journey into nervous system cells more complex than we thought

University of Bath scientists have developed a better understanding of a key protein associated with brain diseases including ALS (motor neurone disease) and dementia by studying how it enters central nervous system cells.

Evolution acceptance in children linked to aptitude, not belief

In contrast to adults, acceptance of evolution in schoolchildren in the UK is linked to their scientific aptitude rather than conflicts with belief systems, say scientists at our Milner Centre for Evolution.

Wildlife conservation needs effective governance more than GDP or space

Protecting an area for wildlife can work—but only if there is robust political governance. That’s the research conclusion of twenty-three years of bird counting by an international team of researchers, including a scientist from the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath and published in the journal Nature.

University nominated for animal research openness award

The University of Bath was nominated for the ‘Media Engagement’ award at the recent Understanding Animal Research (UAR) Openness Awards.

Children visit to learn about evolution

The evolution workshop was held to celebrate the topping out of the new Milner Centre building

Children meet very hungry caterpillars to learn about evolution

More than 60 local children came to the Milner Centre for Evolution to meet creepy crawlies and learn how to use a microscope for an evolution workshop, held in celebration of the topping out of the new building for the Centre.

Dino-killing asteroid sped up bird evolution

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs caused the evolution of birds to speed up, says a study co-authored by Dr Daniel Field at the Milner Centre for Evolution.

MRSA survival chances predicted by DNA sequencing the superbug

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have found that sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can accurately identify patients most at risk of death.

University of Bath licences detection kit for sugar-damaged proteins

The University of Bath today announced it had entered a licensing agreement with Abcam, an innovator in reagents and tools, to make a new fluorescent detection probe kit for researchers globally. The product developed by scientists at the University of Bath, will help researchers quickly and efficiently detect proteins damaged by sugar, which are associated with many degenerative diseases.

Graduate visits new lab funded by his gift

Students & staff gathered for the official opening of the Tarr Bioinformatics lab, in Biology & Biochemistry