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Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move step closer to reality

A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical...

BIO research discovers that jellyfish are on the menu

Squid, sole, dogfish, herring and cod all feed on baby jellyfish – according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science...

BIO's Prof Tamas Dalmay and researchers from JIC and UEA uncover how snapdragons keep their colour

A study of the colour patterns among wild flowers in a mountain valley has yielded a clue about how nature controls fundamental evolutionary change in all species. Researchers from the John...

No evidence that reproduction in fruit flies is affected by gut bacteria

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has found no evidence to support the claim that changes in diet, and in gut bacteria, can lead to changes in mating behaviour. It has...

Evolution in your back garden – great tits may be adapting their beaks to bird feeders

A British enthusiasm for feeding birds may have caused UK great tits to have evolved longer beaks than their European counterparts, according to new research from the University of East Anglia...

Birds reveal the importance of good neighbours for health and ageing

Birds reveal the importance of good neighbours for health and ageing Birds who live next door to family members or to individuals they know well are...

UEA awarded £1.4m for pioneering medical research

Research teams from the Schools of Biological Science and Computing Science at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have been awarded a total of £1.4m by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to...

Longer-lived sperm produce healthier offspring

Males produce hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions of sperm within a single ejaculate depending on the species. Does it matter then which sperm is actually fertilising the egg? ...

Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth

UEA BIO is working with the University of Leicester to identify biodiversity through satellite data. A team of scientists led by the Universities of Leicester and East Anglia are leading...

BIO PhD student's thesis receives award

Congratulations to BIO PhD student Joanne Godwin, whose thesis on Tribolium castaneum was recently awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the ZSL Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh...