University of Bristol

New insights into the origin of birds

Mark Puttick and colleagues investigated the rates of evolution of the two key characteristics that preceded flight: body size and forelimb length. In order to fly, hulking meat-eating dinosaurs had to shrink in size and ...

Feb 23, 2014
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Molecular biology mystery unravelled

The nature of the machinery responsible for the entry of proteins into cell membranes has been unravelled by scientists, who hope the breakthrough could ultimately be exploited for the design of new anti-bacterial ...

Feb 18, 2014
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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 ...

Feb 07, 2014
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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 ...

Jan 14, 2014
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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 ...

Jan 14, 2014
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