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News from women in the Department

Disease in a dish: using stem cells to model fronto-temporal dementia

Dr Vasanta Subramanian discusses her research involving using stem cells to model fronto-temporal dementia.

ALS-linked protein’s journey into nervous system cells more complex than we thought

Bath scientists including Dr Vasanta Subramanian have developed a better understanding of a key protein associated with brain diseases including ALS (motor neuron disease) and dementia by studying how it enters central nervous system cells.

Inside cancer: how genes influence cancer development

Dr Momna Hejmadi runs a free online course on how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer.

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow joins the Milner Centre

Evolutionary biologist Dr Tiffany Taylor has joined the Milner Centre for Evolution as a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow.

Head and body lice read DNA differently

Dr Araxi Urrutia and her team undertake research on how head and body lice splice their identical genes differently.

New genes linked with bigger brains identified

Dr Araxi Urrutia and her team have identified a number of new links between genes and brain size, opening up a whole new avenue of research to better understand brain development and brain related diseases like dementia.

‘Resistance-proof’ antibiotics may never exist – but there are some promising alternatives

Dr Susanne Gebhard and Professor Ed Feil write in The Conversation about 'Resistance-proof’ antibiotics and some promising alternatives.

Insect ‘Armageddon’: five crucial questions answered

Dr Paula Kover writes in The Conversation about the possibility of an insect ‘armageddon’.

The five most common misunderstandings about evolution

Dr Paula Kover writes in The Conversation about the five most common misunderstandings about evolution.