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Department of Biosciences

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Formation of human tissue to improve drug testing and reduce animal research

Innovative three dimensional (3D) cell culture technology is giving scientists the ability to grow realistic human tissues for more effective drug testing while reducing the need for animal research.

(19 Jan 2018) » More about Formation of human tissue to improve drug testing and reduce animal research


21st century anti-histamines for treating diabetic kidney disease

Due to the incidence of diabetes and the related morbidity of diabetic nephropathy, identification of new therapeutic strategies represents a health priority.

(15 Jan 2018) » More about 21st century anti-histamines for treating diabetic kidney disease


Citizen scientists help capture wild mammals on camera

Data collected by enthusiastic volunteers can be extremely useful for researchers, particularly when studying Britain’s little understood mammals. At the ‘Ecology Across Borders’ conference in Ghent, Belgium this week, researchers will share their experience of working with members of the public to create a network of motion-sensing camera traps for wildlife monitoring.

(13 Dec 2017) » More about Citizen scientists help capture wild mammals on camera


Sensing the difference between the elements

About a half of the reactions of life are catalysed by metals and a paper out today in Nature Communications​ from the Robinson lab at Durham University discovers how cells discern one metal from another.

(1 Dec 2017) » More about Sensing the difference between the elements


Department Seminar Series

Department Seminars are held on Tuesdays from 4.00 - 5.00pm in L50 in the Psychology Department. The specific location will be notified nearer the time of each talk. Typically, seminars will be followed by a reception in the atrium of Biosciences and we will go for a meal with the speaker afterwards. All staff and undergraduates are encouraged to attend the talks and are welcome to join us afterwards for less formal discussions. Recognising that our audience is likely to be broad, speakers have been asked to make their talks accessible, focusing a substantial part of their material on general issues, including the broader theoretical or applied motivations for, and background to, their work; the types of questions that they work on; the major intellectual challenges involved in answering those questions; current frontiers and outstanding challenges in their field; and the factors that currently limit progress in their research area. The current schedule for Department Seminars is available here If you have suggestions for additional speakers, please email: philip.stephens@durham.ac.uk.

Thursday 25 January 2018

Thursday 1 February 2018

Thursday 8 February 2018

Thursday 15 February 2018

Thursday 22 February 2018

Thursday 1 March 2018

Thursday 8 March 2018

Thursday 15 March 2018