Life Sciences - May 25
Life Sciences
Using a combination of behavioural trials in the field, computational visual modelling and a computer-based detection experiment, the study published in PNAS reveals that, while glass frog translucency does act as camouflage, the mechanism differs from that of true transparency. Lead author, Dr James Barnett who began the research while a PhD student at the University of Bristol and is now based at McMaster University in Canada, said: “The frogs are always green but appear to brighten and darken depending on the background.
Health - May 25

Researchers have found a way to design an antibody that can identify the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells - a potential advance in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Health - May 22

The University of Glasgow is one of six universities to have contributed to the largest cohort study to date on the detailed characterisation of hospital COVID-19 patients in the world.

Health - May 23

Martin Llewelyn, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Brighton and Sussex Medical School ( BSMS ), is leading the UK arm of a global study, which is opening at hospital sites in Brighton and Oxford,

History - May 22

Writing for The Conversation, PhD student Ida R. Ahmad (UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage) explains that precious historical documents are under threat from 'vinegar syndrome', which causes film to decompose.

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