Biology

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Conflict Between Sexes Could Replace Evolution of New Species

New research shows that males and females of the same species can evolve to be so different that they prevent other species from evolving or colonising habitats, challenging long-held theories on the way natural selection drives the evolution of biodiversity. According to Darwin’s theory of natural selection, first introduced...

Bush-cricket research published in JEB

Multi-disciplinary research funded by the Leverhulme Trust has shed light on the very early evolutionary stages of the sound generating organs in bush-crickets and their related species (known as orthopterans). The research was published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Orthopterans are the largest group of acoustically active insects...

Cell-to-cell communication discovery unlocks new potential

Our School’s Dr Enrico Ferrari and an international team of scientists have discovered that ‘size matters’ in cell-to-cell communication. When it comes to the mechanisms that cells use to communicate with each other, cell size really does matter, according to pioneering new nanobiotechnology research which has important implications for the...