Life sciences

Life Sciences - Aug 21
Life Sciences
Fiddler crabs see the polarisation of light and this gives them the edge when it comes to spotting potentials threats, such as a rival crab or a predator. Now researchers at the University of Bristol have begun to unravel how this information is processed within the crab's brain. The study, published in Science Advances today [Wednesday 21 August], has discovered that when detecting approaching objects, fiddler crabs separate polarisation and brightness information.
Life Sciences - Aug 21
Life Sciences

Studying the fine structure of muscles used by fish to 'sing' to their mate could help researchers to better understand, and treat, heart conditions.

Life Sciences - Aug 20
Life Sciences

Queen stingless bees face an increased risk of being executed by worker bees if they mate with two males rather than one, according to new research by the University of Sussex and the University of São Paulo.

Life Sciences - Agronomy - Aug 16
Life Sciences - Agronomy

Plants can tell the time, and this affects their responses to certain herbicides used in agriculture according to new research led by the University of Bristol.

Life Sciences - Health - Aug 21

Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism.

Health - Life Sciences - Aug 16
Health - Life Sciences

New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - Aug 15
Life Sciences - Pharmacology

New insights into why a faulty gene involved in a devastating form of a kidney condition called nephrotic syndrome leads to disease in some patients have been identified in new Kidney Research UK-funded research led by the University of Bristol.

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