University of Bristol

Doubling the information from the Double Helix

(Phys.org) -- Our genes control many aspects of who we are — from the colour of our hair to our vulnerability to certain diseases — but how are the genes, and consequently the proteins they make ...

Apr 27, 2012
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Can science predict a hit song?

Most people remember listening to the official UK top 40 singles chart and watching the countdown on Top of the Pops, but can science work out which songs are more likely to 'make it' in the chart? New research has looked ...

Dec 17, 2011
4.6 / 5 (5) 4 | with audio podcast

Breakthrough: 'Global warming gene'

The molecular mechanism which makes some plants grow more rapidly when the temperature rises has been identified by researchers at the University of Bristol in a paper published today in Proceedings of th ...

Nov 29, 2011
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Seven steps to 'billion dollar' drugs

(Phys.org) -- A highly efficient method for making prostaglandins -- natural, hormone-like chemicals that have pharmaceutical applications -- is reported by University of Bristol scientists this week in Nature. Some synthe ...

Aug 15, 2012
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