Archive for the ‘Faculty of Science’ Category

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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.

Research creates new possibilities to design new materials

Step towards better ‘beyond lithium’ batteries

A step towards new “beyond lithium” rechargeable batteries with superior performance has been made by researchers at the University of Bath.

GW4 shortlisted for Times Higher Education award

The GW4 Alliance has been shortlisted under the category of Technological Innovation of the Year at this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Awards for its world-first supercomputer, Isambard.

Research creates new possibilities to design new materials with strange and exotic properties

Researchers from Physics led by Professor Nigel Wilding in collaboration with the University of Bristol have been investigating the strange properties of 2D crystals, which could in the future lead to the design of new materials.

PhD scholarship for community pharmacy 2025 vision

PhD scholarship to help transform community pharmacy 2025 vision

A donation from Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc is funding a three year PhD scholarship in our Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology aimed at developing a coherent and transformative vision for English community pharmacy in 2025.

Prof Saiful Islam gives Christmas Lectures in Singapore

Professor Saiful Islam recently visited Singapore to deliver the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures as part of the Singapore Science Festival 2017.

VR cricket game uses motion capture technology for full immersive experience

Researchers at CAMERA, the University's Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications have worked with entertainment company Stickee using motion capture technology to help create an immersive virtual reality cricket game.

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.

3D printed microscopes to boost science in developing countries

Using cheap consumer electronics and 3D printed parts to create high-quality scientific and medical devices at a fraction of the cost of alternatives is the aim of a new £1M research project at the University of Bath.

Carole Mundell talks to BBC World Service

An international team of scientists, including Professor Mundell, have captured Gamma Ray Bursts - the biggest explosions in the Universe - in unprecedented detail for the first time.

Universe's biggest explosions captured in unprecedented detail

An international team of scientists, including from the University of Bath, have captured the most complete picture yet of the most powerful type of explosion in the universe – Gamma Ray Bursts - unravelling the long-standing mystery of what powers them.

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

Bath hosts GW4 Nanofabrication workshop

A workshop was held this week to explore new cooperative activities between GW4 universities

Interdisciplinary team discover a new cell signalling molecule

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Bath, Oxford and Hamburg has discovered a new endogenous cellular molecule, which could lead to the development of new drug candidates for autoimmune and metabolic disorders.

Chemist awarded £1M to develop catalysts of the future

A University of Bath chemist has received £1M to develop cheaper and more environmentally friendly catalysts with potential applications in pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food additives and plastics.

Computer science students win charity coding competition

A team of first year computer science students won JP Morgan's ‘Code for Good’ competition, in which teams have just 24 hours to develop a technology solution for a non-profit organisation.