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  • Custom built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy - 23 June 2017

    Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment for the disease.

  • Joanna Bryson wins AI ethics award - 23 June 2017

    Dr Joanna Bryson from the Department of Computer Science has won an outstanding achievement award for her work on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI).

  • Custom built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy - 22 June 2017

    Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment for the disease.

  • Marriage makes men fatter, shows new research - 21 June 2017

    Being married makes men gain weight, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem, finds new research from Dr Joanna Syrda from our School of Management.

  • Responses to terror attacks helping to fuel Islamophobia in society - 21 June 2017

    A new study from Dr Aurelien Mondon (POLIS) paints a comprehensive picture of Islamophobia across the West.

  • When estimating extinction risk, don’t leave out the males - 21 June 2017

    Extinction risk for some species could be drastically underestimated because most demographic models of animal populations only analyse the number and fertility of females, dismissing male data as ‘noise’. Researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution found that population growth in birds was very sensitive to the ratio of males to females in a population, which has previously been shown to affect mating behaviour.

  • Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide - 13 June 2017

    Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed a new type of sustainable, biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide. The plastic is a safer, BPA-free alternative to using petrochemicals.

  • Professors Birks, Knight to be awarded prestigious Rank Prize - 12 June 2017

    Professor Tim Birks and Professor Jonathan Knight, both from the Department of Physics, have been announced as the winners of the Rank Prize for Optoelectonics 2018, along with former Bath researcher Professor Philip Russell.

  • Scientists make biodegradable microbeads from cellulose - 08 June 2017

    Scientists and engineers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads from a sustainable source that could potentially replace harmful plastic ones that contribute to ocean pollution.

  • Brain damage can make sideways faces more memorable, and give us ‘emotion blindness’ - 07 June 2017

    People with damage to a crucial part of the brain fail to recognise facial emotions, but they unexpectedly find faces looking sideways more memorable.