Posts Tagged ‘evolution’

90% of mammals were wiped out

Mammal species were almost wiped out by the same asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 66m years ago

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.

Evolutionary biologist from Mexico holds workshop

Dr Diego Cortez from the Centro de Ciencias Genomicas (CCG) at UNAM (Cuernavaca, Mexico) visited Bath to explore different aspects of the life history implications of sex roles, the evolution of sex chromosomes and diversity of sex determination mechanisms at a workshop in April.

Milner Centre for Evolution green light

We have received planning consent for the first centre of its kind in the UK, with work due to start in August

Promising alternatives to 'resistance-proof’ antibiotics

Susanne Gebhard and Ed Feil from our Milner Centre for Evolution write for The Conversation.

Evolutionary leap from fins to legs was simple

New research from our Milner Centre for Evolution about the earliest four-legged vertebrates

Evolutionary leap from fins to legs was surprisingly simple

New research from our Milner Centre for Evolution reveals that the limbs of the earliest four-legged vertebrates, dating back more than 360 million years ago, were no more structurally diverse than the fins of their aquatic ancestors.

The five most common misunderstandings about evolution

Dr Paula Kover (Biology & Biochemistry) writes for The Conversation.

Evolution research collaboration

On Darwin Day we announce a new partnership between the Milner Centre for Evolution & CEES in Oslo

International partnership to bolster world-leading evolution research

On Darwin Day we announce a new international partnership between the Milner Centre for Evolution and CEES in Oslo.

Milner Centre for Evolution plans

We have recently submitted planning proposals to build the first centre for evolution in the UK

Groundbreaking Centre for evolution will be a resource for the community

The University has submitted a planning proposal for the building of the first centre for evolution in the UK that will bridge the disciplines of biology, health and education. The Milner Centre for Evolution, part of our Department of Biology & Biochemistry, will be the first UK centre to combine fundamental, applied and education research.

Newton Fellowship to investigate sex role evolution

Professor Tamás Székely (Biology & Biochemisry) has won a prestigious Newton Advanced Fellowship.

Using 'silent' mutations for diagnosis

Researchers led by Laurence Hurst aim to advance gene therapy for currently untreatable genetic disorders

'Silent' mutations useful for medical diagnosis

Professor Laurence Hurst, Director of the Milner Centre for Evolution, has been awarded €2.5 million by the European Research Council to investigate how "silent" mutations that were once considered unimportant, could be the key to improving medical diagnosis of diseases such as cancer and help advance gene therapy for currently untreatable genetic disorders.

Low toxin MRSA may be real killer

A new study from the Milner Centre for Evolution reveals surprise findings in how MRSA infections develop

Watch out for the quiet ones: low toxin MRSA strains may be the real killer

A new study from researchers in the Milner Centre for Evolution reveals surprise findings in how MRSA infections develop.

Nothing's safe after mass extinction event

Matthew Wills has found that widespread species can be wiped out like rare ones in mass extinction events

Mass extinction survival is more than just a numbers game

Research by the University's Milner Centre for Evolution published in Nature Communications has found that widespread species are at just as high risk of being wiped out as rare ones after global mass extinction events such as climate change caused by volcanic eruptions, or an asteroid hit.

New fossil: How did snakes lose their legs?

A newly discovered fossil of a four-legged snake gives insights into how snakes evolved from lizards