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Ancient origins of fallow deer should inform conservation

New research has revealed the hidden cultural histories of modern populations of fallow deer, dating back to the Neolithic period, which should be factored into decisions around their management and conservation.
Fallow Deer looking directly at the camera with large antlers. Behind are other deer, grazing.

Durham research has a lasting global impact

We have launched a new Global Research Brochure where we shine a light on some of our incredible researchers who are making a difference in the world.
A globe with lines showing connections between different parts of the world.

Fruit flies give clues to sexual selection-driven evolution

They may be tiny, but fruit flies have given scientists new insight into the genetic basis for rapid evolution of male external genitalia driven by sexual selection.
A microscope photograph or a fruit fly's red eye

New research reveals the evolutionary origins of unique traits in pitcher plants

An international team of researchers have investigated the complexity and innovative evolutionary capabilities of carnivorous plants which capture insects.
Image of carnivorous plants on a mountain side

CRAFTing Delivery of Membrane Proteins into Protocells using Nanodiscs

Have you ever wondered how to deliver membrane proteins to pre-formed membranes? Take a look at our new nanoCRAFT system from the Centre for Programmable Biological Matter.

British Ecological Society awards Founders' Prize to Dr Rebecca Senior

We are delighted to announce that Dr Rebecca Senior from our Department of Biosciences has been awarded the Founders' Prize by the British Ecological Society.
R Senior

New study finds European breeding birds respond slowly to recent climate change

In a new study, leading scientists from our Department of Biosciences have found that local colonisation and extinction of European breeding birds are very weakly influenced by climate change.
European bird - white tailed eagle

Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology awarded £1m grant from Wolfson Foundation

Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology is one of the country’s leading centres for crop research, with a long-standing internationally recognised record of research excellence.
wolfson grant crop

Funding success for Magnitude Biosciences

Dr David Weinkove, CEO and CSO of Magnitude Biosciences talks about ageing and recent funding success
Magnitude Team

Near atmospheric carbon dioxide activates plant ubiquitin cross-linking

Following on from a recent paper in Science Advances demonstrating that ubiquitin is a carbon dioxide binding protein in mammals, Harry Gannon and Martin Cann demonstrate in a new paper in BBA Advances that near atmospheric carbon dioxide also regulates plant ubiquitin cross linking.
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Unmasking Pain Presents International Yoga Day

Paul Chazot (Biosciences) and Durham WRIHW Fellow Balbir Singh with members of his dance group hosted a special event for the 9th International Yoga day as part of the Celebrating Health Festival, here in the Durham University Botanic Gardens.
Yoga day

Strengthening and expanding protected areas of existing parks is crucial for biodiversity conservation

In a new study, bioscientists argue that strengthening the protection given to areas already protected under law or by local communities is as critical for safeguarding biodiversity as creating new protected areas.
Protected area for at risk species