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Ash trees
Ash research reveals first genetic clues to fight dieback

Posted on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Scientists collaborating on ash dieback research can reveal the first genetic clues that could help them identify and breed trees tolerant to the disease.


Harbour seals
Species conservation poised to benefit from DNA advances

Posted on Tuesday 25 February 2014

A biologist at the University of York is part of an international team which has shown that advanced DNA sequencing technologies can be used to accurately measure the levels of inbreeding in wild animal populations.


Beaver
Researchers shed new light on the genetic history of the European beaver

Posted on Tuesday 18 February 2014

An international team of scientists has used detailed analysis of ancient and modern DNA to show that the distribution and lack of genetic diversity among modern European beavers is due largely to human hunting.


Prostate gland
Prostate development discovery could lead to new treatments

Posted on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Scientists at the University of York have discovered how the prostate gland develops for the first time, according to research published in Cell Press.


Hemp oil
Oil composition boost makes hemp a cooking contender

Posted on Monday 10 February 2014

Scientists at the University of York report the development of hemp plants with a dramatically increased content of oleic acid. The new oil profile results in an attractive cooking oil that is similar to olive oil in terms of fatty acid content having a much longer shelf life as well as greater heat tolerance and potentially more industrial applications.


Herdwick sheep
Scientists shine spotlight on Herdwicks’ origins

Posted on Thursday 30 January 2014

A new study highlights surprising differences between Herdwick sheep and their closest neighbouring UK upland breeds.


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Semi-synthetic artemisinin technology, past and future

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Dr Jack Newman, Chief Scientific Officer at Amyris, Calfornia

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23
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Mining microbial genomes for new natural products and biosynthetic pathways

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Professor Greg Challis, University of Warwick

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24
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Thermal safety, environmental variability and geographic distributions

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Dr Amanda Bates, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

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28
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Telling Left from Right: Cilia, Flow and More Cilia

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Dr Dominic Norris, Medical Research Council Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell

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1
May

Behavioural responses of long-distance migratory birds to a rapidly changing world

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Dr Rob Thomas, Cardiff University

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7
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Gene expression genomics in T cells

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Dr Sarah Teichmann, The EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute

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12
May

Regulation of microRNA biogenesis and function

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Professor Javier Caceres, Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh

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19
May

Microglia priming in neurodegenerative disease: the impact of systemic inflammation

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Professor Hugh Perry, Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton

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21
May

Control of cell cycle and remodelling during differentiation of hematopoietic cells

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Dr Heike Laman, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge

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28
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