Archive for the ‘Biology & Biochemistry’ Category

Motherhood is full of challenges - even for bird supermoms

Professor Tamás Székely from Biology & Biochemistry writes on the Milner Centre blog

Dawkins’ fabled cooperative gene discovered in microbes

Geneticists from the Universities of Manchester and Bath are celebrating the discovery of the elusive ‘greenbeard gene’ that helps explain why organisms are more likely to cooperate with some individuals than others.

Study gives clues to causes of Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists at the University of Bath have made further progress to understanding the role of one of the proteins that causes the neurodegenerative disorder Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (also known as Motor Neurone Disease), and Parkinson’s Disease.

The Milner Centre for Evolution update

Potential disruption in coming weeks in relation to the construction of The Milner Centre

Sugar’s “tipping point” link to Alzheimer’s disease revealed

For the first time a “tipping point” molecular link between the blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer’s disease has been established by scientists, who have shown that excess glucose damages a vital enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Genetics Society announces Laurence Hurst as next President

Laurence will be steering the Genetics Society during its centenary year celebrations (2019) and is very much looking forward to his involvement.

Europeans brought new strains of ulcer-causing bacterium to pre-Columbian Americas

An international team of researchers, including Daniel Falush (Milner Centre for Evolution), has found that foreign strains of a harmful stomach bacterium intermingled with and replaced local strains after the arrival of Europeans and African slaves across the Americas.

Cape Verde islands: A bird in the hand...

Third year BSc Biology students write about their experiences whilst on placement

Is your research about water & its role in environment & health?

Get involved in the NERC-funded Waterscapes project: a range of developmental and engagement opportunities for researchers from postgraduate level and upwards.

Funeral arrangements for Dr Jim Caunt: Mon 30 Jan

It is with great sadness that we confirm the sudden death last Friday of our colleague, and friend to many, Dr Jim Caunt, Lecturer in Biology & Biochemistry.

Ground-breaking marks start of building work for new Milner Centre for Evolution

The ceremonial first turf has been cut to mark the start of building work for the Milner Centre for Evolution.

Molecular clocks will turn back time on what wiped out the dinosaurs

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have been awarded almost £1 million by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Research to make crops more resilient to changing weather

Scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry are part of a new five-year £4.4 million project to save brassica vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and kale.

The University is sad to announce the death of Dr Jim Caunt

It is with great sadness that we confirm the sudden death last Friday of our colleague, and friend to many, Dr Jim Caunt, Lecturer in Biology & Biochemistry.

‘Molecular volume control’ may help combat tumours

A ‘molecular volume control’ may one day be used to manipulate enzyme activity in order control the development and treatment of cancer, according to research at the Universities of Dundee and Bath.

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.

PhD student wins prize for cell cycle research poster

PhD student Natalie Vaughan won the best poster prize at the 3rd Proteostasis & its Biological Implications meeting in Lisbon in November.

Why were there so many dinosaur species?

Dr Nick Longrich (Biology & Biochemistry) writes for The Conversation

New podcast: How Bath research is improving TB vaccines

This podcast from Dr Jean van Den Elsen explores how our research is developing a unique adjuvant protein with the potential to provide easier delivery, increased safety and more accessible vaccination programmes.