Archive for the ‘Faculty of Science’ Category

Twisting laser light to probe the nanoscale

A new method to sensitively measure the structure of molecules has been demonstrated by twisting laser light and aiming it at gold gratings

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

Camera launched into space

Innovative optical technology has been launched into space to unravel the mysteries of lightning

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.

Raising money for Alzheimer's Society in the snow!

Last summer Placements Manager, Louise Oliver, cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for Alzheimer's Society but the fundraising didn't end there

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.

Chancellor visits University of Bath to mark Founders Day

The University of Bath marked its Founders Day on Tuesday 6 March with a lecture by Professor Sheila Rowan on gravitational waves, followed by a reception hosted by the Chancellor HRH The Earl of Wessex.

Complex inhalers putting patients off

Respiratory disease patients with arthritis may struggle to manage their conditions due to fiddly inhalers

Tech pioneer Jacqueline de Rojas to co-chair new Institute of Coding

acqueline de Rojas CBE, President of techUK, has been appointed as the industry co-chair of the Governance Board for the newly established Institute of Coding, which brings together industry and academia in a co-ordinated effort to address the UK’s digital skills gap.

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.

Professors awarded The Rank Prize

Professors Tim Birks and Jonathan Knight have received The Rank Prize for their work

Students describe their research in a limerick

Doctoral students at the University of Bath have been challenged to use their rhyming skills to describe their PhD research on social media in the form of a limerick.

Complicated inhalers prevent patients from taking medicine, study finds

Respiratory disease patients with arthritis could struggle to manage their conditions because their inhalers are too fiddly for them to use, University of Bath research has found.

Physics professors receive Rank Prize for optical fibre discoveries

Physics Professors Tim Birks and Jonathan Knight have received The Rank Prize for Optoelectonics 2018 for their work on photonic crystal fibres.

National Institute of Coding established to help plug digital skills gap

A £40M national Institute of Coding led by University of Bath will help fill the UK’s digital skills shortage, as well as attracting more people from underrepresented groups into the sector.

Bath leads new pharmacist training to strengthen and diversify the pharmacy workforce

The University of Bath is leading on new masters-level training for community pharmacists in the southern NHS regions of England.

Battery research to help super-charge electric vehicle revolution

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies are part of a consortium of academic and industry partners awarded Government funding to improve battery technology.