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Genetic mutation may hold answers to controlled breathing

The relationship between the Cx26 gene and ability to regulate Carbon dioxide is to be explored by researchers from the School of Life Sciences, at the University of Warwick, thanks to a £686,956 grant from the BBSRC.

Thu 13 Aug 2020, 09:41 | Tags: School of Life Sciences, sleep, Sciences

Natural way to boost crop yield to be explored by Warwick Scientists

An innovative way to increase plant yield naturally, reducing the need for expensive fertilisers is being explored by researchers at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick, thanks to a £492,343 grant from the BBSRC.

Wed 12 Aug 2020, 09:18 | Tags: School of Life Sciences, research, crop centre, crops, Sciences

Medieval medicine remedy could provide new treatment for modern day infections

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing battle for scientists to overcome, as more antimicrobials are urgently needed to treat biofilm-associated infections. However scientists from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick say research into natural antimicrobials could provide candidates to fill the antibiotic discovery gap.


Breakthrough in studying ancient DNA from Doggerland that separates the UK from Europe

Thousands of years ago the UK was physically joined to the rest of Europe through an area known as Doggerland. However, a marine inundation took place during the mid-holocene, separating the British landmass from the rest of Europe, which is now covered by the North Sea. Scientists from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick have studied sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA) from sediment deposits in the southern North Sea, an area which has not previously been linked to a tsunami that occurred 8150 years ago.

Thu 16 Jul 2020, 11:20 | Tags: UK, Archaeology, School of Life Sciences, Life Sciences, Evolution

Global warming will cause ecosystems to produce more methane than first predicted

New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems such as freshwaters will release more methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 09:27 | Tags: climate change, School of Life Sciences, Sciences

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