The University of Durham traces its roots some 600 years. The University of Durham received its Royal Charter in 1832. The University of Durham is comprised of the main departments and 16 colleges. The flagship campus is located in Durham, England and the other campus is in Stockton-On-Tees. The University of Durham is noted for its engineering, technology and design educations and an exemplary medical school The University of Durham consistently acquires grants and funding for research. Research digests are available on-line.
Scientists discover 'catastrophic event' behind the halt of star birth in early galaxy formation
Scientists have found evidence of a catastrophic event they believe was responsible for halting the birth of stars in a galaxy in the early Universe.
Chinese pigs 'direct descendants' of first domesticated breeds
Modern-day Chinese pigs are directly descended from ancient pigs which were the first to be domesticated in the region 10,000 years ago, a new archaeological and genetic study has revealed.
Yangtze River's ancient origins revealed
The Yangtze River in China is 40 million years older than was previously thought, according to new research.
Opposites attract: Monkeys choose mating partners with different genes
The world's largest species of monkey 'chooses' mates with genes that are different from their own to guarantee healthy and strong offspring, according to a new research study.
Computer technique could help partially sighted 'see' better
Thousands of people who are partially-sighted following stroke or brain injury could gain greater independence from a simple, cheap and accessible training course which could eventually be delivered from their mobile phones ...
Fracking requires a minimum distance of at least 0.6 kilometers from sensitive rock strata
The chances of rogue fractures due to shale gas fracking operations extending beyond 0.6 kilometres from the injection source is a fraction of one percent, according to new research led by Durham University.
Intense heat killed the Universe's would-be galaxies, researchers say
(PhysOrg.com) -- Our Milky Way galaxy only survived because it was already immersed in a large clump of dark matter which trapped gases inside it, scientists led by Durham University's Institute for Computational Cosmology ...
Seals show different levels of parenting skills
(PhysOrg.com) -- Grey seals have different types of personality that affect the extent to which they guard and care for their young, according to new research.
Rapid star formation spotted in 'stellar nurseries' of infant galaxies
The Universe's infant galaxies enjoyed rapid growth spurts forming stars like our sun at a rate of up to 50 stars a year, according to scientists at Durham University.
Secret of sandcastle construction could help revive ancient building technique, researchers say
The secret of a successful sandcastle could aid the revival of an ancient eco-friendly building technique, according to research led by Durham University.