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Scientists unlock 51.7m-year-old genetic secret to Darwin theory

Scientists have identified the cluster of genes responsible for reproductive traits in the Primula flower, first noted as important by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago. Darwin...

BIO propose ten policies to protect vital pollinators

Pesticide regulation, diversified farming systems and long-term monitoring are all ways governments can help to secure the future of pollinators such as bees, flies and wasps, according to...

BIO Attracts over a hundred scientists

BIO attracts over a hundred scientists from all over the UK to a meeting discussing small RNAs and pioneering genetic treatments Scientists from around the world will discuss how genetic...

UK Research and the EU

A referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union (EU) will take place on 23 June 2016. The Royal Society has conducted a 3-part phased project gathering evidence...

BIO Research Colloquium - Friday 8th July

The School of Biological Sciences will hold its annual Colloquium on Friday, July 8 at the Julian Study Centre, where researchers will present their latest work to colleagues and invited...

BIO research into bird DNA shows inbreeding linked to shorter lifespan

Pieces of DNA that predict lifespan are shorter in birds that are inbred – according to new research from UEA's School of Biological Sciences. The findings, published today, mean that...

BIO's Jon Todd and Emily Fowler on how tiny ocean organisms can regulate climate

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have discovered how a tiny yet abundant ocean organism helps regulate the Earth’s climate. Research published today in Nature...

BIO speakers at Pint of Science Festival

BIO speakers at The Pint of Science Festival in Norwich 23-25th May - Tickets on sale now!

BIO conservation ‘hero’ rewarded for lifetime’s work

He came too late to save the dodo, but a UEA biologist will be announced as the winner of a world-leading award for animal conservation. Prof Carl Jones MBE from UEA’s School of Biological...

BIO drug research could prevent secondary cataract

Scientists from the School of Biological Sciences may have found a way to prevent complications from surgery to treat cataract - the world’s leading cause of blindness. It’s estimated...