Archive for the ‘Natural Sciences’ Category

Potential drugs for cancer and diabetes treatment created at University of Bath

New molecules which scientists hope could one day become drugs for both cancer and diabetes have been created at the University of Bath.

Major €5M project to improve heart disease treatment with smart pacemaker technology

Creating a new generation of advanced pacemakers which adapt to the demands of a patient’s body is the goal of a new €5M international research consortium led by the University of Bath.

Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights

Faster recharging lithium batteries could be developed after scientists figured out why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improves their performance.

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.

‘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.

Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees

Scientists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles.

Bigger brains outsmart harsh climates

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

Student puts scientific skills into practice at Burberry

Natural Sciences student Christian Woolf tells us how working at a British luxury fashion brand helped him develop personally and academically.

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology launches

A new cross-faculty Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CNAN) has been established at the University of Bath, pooling expertise from across the University in this lively scientific field.

Clinical trial of infection detecting bandages begins

A clinical trial of a smart bandage which changes colour when it detects infections is beginning using samples from burns patients from four UK hospitals.

More reliable way to produce single photons

Physicists at the University of Bath have developed a technique to more reliably produce single photons that can be imprinted with quantum information.

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.

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How can we embed climate change across Uni of Bath curriculum?

In advance of the Paris Climate Summit our academics and students convened this week to discuss how climate change could be embedded across the curriculum.

Bath student experience is best in UK

We have been ranked as the UK's number one university in the new THE Student Experience Survey

PhD student? Enter the 'Three Minute Thesis'!

We are launching our first Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, open to PhD (or equivalent) level students from every discipline.

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Awards for female postdoc researchers in life/physical sciences

The L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science are awards offered to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing their research careers in the fields of the life and physical sciences.

Are you (next) REF ready?

The next REF may seem far away, but we all need to be focusing on our publications now.