University of Bristol

Can maths cure cancer?

Scientists, including Professor Tanniemola Liverpool from the University of Bristol's School of Mathematics, claim that by understanding how an artificial 'synthetic swimmer' can be made and driven, and how ...

dateFeb 07, 2014 in Mathematics
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Natural selection can favor 'irrational' behavior

It seems paradoxical that a preference for which of two houses to buy could depend on another, inferior, house – but researchers at the University of Bristol have identified that seemingly irrelevant alternatives can, and ...

dateJan 14, 2014 in Evolution
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Genotyping arrays for sustainable wheat production

Affymetrix, Inc. and the University of Bristol announced today that they have collaboratively designed a wheat genotyping array and analysed data from experiments as part of an effort to understand wheat genetics and breeding ...

dateJan 14, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Negative feedback makes cells 'sensitive'

New research has shown that negative feedback loops in cell signalling systems can be essential for a cell's ability to perceive the strength of a growth stimulus. Cells lacking the feedback loop became insensitive to the ...

dateJan 08, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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How common is aggression in UK dogs?

Aggressive dogs represent a serious risk to human health, tragically causing fatalities in rare cases. The development of aggression can also impact on a dog's welfare, because of a breakdown of the human-pet bond, euthanasia ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Sex matters for microbes

Caught in the act! Researchers from the University of Bristol have observed mating for the first time in the microbes responsible for African sleeping sickness. This tropical disease is caused by trypanosomes, single-celled ...

dateJan 03, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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