Archive for the ‘Milner Centre for Evolution’ Category

Bigger brains outsmart harsh climates

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have shown that birds living in extreme climates have evolved larger brains.

Evolutionary developmental biology issue of RS journal

Emeritus Professor Cheryll Tickle and Dr Araxi Urrutia, from the Milner Centre for Evolution, have edited a special issue for the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions B titled Evo-devo in the genomics era, and the origins of morphological diversity.

Nesting instinct: How do birds share the childcare?

Researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution are part of the largest ever international study on the nesting behaviour of shorebirds. The study published in Nature found that sharing of parental duties varied hugely between species.

4 South: half a century of scientific innovation

Central to our campus, and stretching back to the very start of it all 50 years ago, is our 4 South building.

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow joins the Milner Centre

Evolutionary biologist Dr Tiffany Taylor has joined the Milner Centre for Evolution as a Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, a scheme from The Royal Society for outstanding scientists at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities.

'Sex, genes & behaviour' meeting at Mexican partner uni

Academics from Biology & Biochemistry took part in the ‘Sex, Genes and Behaviour’ meeting held in the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico on 23-24 August.

Academia Europaea Cardiff lecture: Anti-influenza therapy

Lecture by Sir John Skehel, Vice-President & Biological Secretary of The Royal Society, on Fri 11 Nov

New genes linked with bigger brains identified

Researchers from our Milner Centre for Evolution have identified a number of new links between families of genes and brain size, opening up a whole new avenue of research to better understand brain development and diseases like dementia.

What do aliens look like?

Matthew Wills, from the Milner Centre, has written a Conversation article on what aliens could look like, based on what we know about evolution.

EU initiative will pave way for new whooping cough vaccines

Researchers from our Milner Centre for Evolution are part of a €28 million EU initiative that will lay the groundwork for the licensing and assessment of future new vaccines for whooping cough (pertussis).

Green monkeys acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry have found that Staph. aureus infections can be passed from humans to monkeys but not the other way.

Understanding Motor Neuron Disease

Researching accurate animal models helps scientists develop new treatments & eventually cures

Did a burning oil spill wipe out the dinosaurs?

Dr Nick Longrich explains how we may be closer to finally understanding the extinction of the dinosaurs

Rain couldn’t stop play at water-themed Festival of Nature

Apocalyptic downpours did not deter nearly 2,000 visitors who came to Festival of Nature events in Bath to interact with researchers from our Milner Centre for Evolution and Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT).

CSCT, WIRC & Milner head to Festival on Sat

Three research centres will be showcasing their work in our first community-facing 50th anniversary event

Mammals almost wiped out with the dinosaurs

Researchers from our Milner Centre for Evolution have discovered that over 90 per cent of mammal species were wiped out by the same asteroid that killed the dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago, being affected much worse than previously thought.

Bath students vs academics on BBC Radio 4 quiz show

A team of our students will compete against their lecturers on the popular BBC Radio 4 quiz show ‘The 3rd Degree’, to be broadcast on Monday 13 June at 3pm.

Milner Centre blog: Studying Atlantic cod microbiome in Oslo

Harry Thorpe blogs about combining bacterial genomics expertise at the University of Bath with cod genomics expertise at the University of Oslo.

Ruth Massey responds to O’Neil superbugs report

Dr Ruth Massey, from the Milner Centre for Evolution, responds to the publication of The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance’s report on Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally.

Researchers track superbug infections across Europe

Researchers at the University of Bath are part of an international team of scientists to develop a new web-based system for tracking MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and other antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ infections across Europe using genetic sequencing.