Research at Durham University
Urgent action needed to save primates from extinction
The majority of primate species worldwide are now threatened with extinction, according to an international group of primate conservation experts who are calling for urgent action to protect the world’s dwindling primate populations.
(19 Jan 2017) » More about urgent action needed to save primates from extinction
Mysterious sea creature part of a new family
One branch on the tree of life is a bit more crowded today as a team of scientists have revealed what a bizarre group of cone-shaped sea creatures actually are, as reported in Nature.
(12 Jan 2017) » More about mysterious sea creature part of a new family
Durham University is key to bright future
The importance of having one of the world’s top 100 universities is central to Durham’s position as a first-class business destination – and there are dynamic plans in place to accelerate the momentum of recent years.
(9 Jan 2017) » More about Durham University is key to bright future
Hunting hidden supermassive black holes
Monster black holes sometimes play a cosmic game of hide and seek, shrouding themselves from view behind giant clouds of gas and dust, according to new research.
(9 Jan 2017) » More about Hunting hidden supermassive black holes
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Lectures and seminars
The Scale of Things Public Lecture Series
Professor Andres Lepik, Technical University Munich will talk about how in recent decades architecture has achieved the public image of an elitist discipline.
Dr Carol Richardson (Edinburgh) will deliver this public lecture. Drinks Reception: 5.30pm; Lecture: 6pm–7.15pm
A seminar from Dr Karen Lowing of the School of Education, Durham University. Everyone is welcome to attend, and booking is not required.
Infant Sleep Mobile App
For the latest research on sleep development, sleep location and sleep safety in infants, download our new mobile app for free. Contains a unique bed-sharing decision tool, and a sleep log tool to track babies' sleep. Search for 'infant sleep' on Google Play or the App Store.
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Research and Innovation in Biosciences
From food security and healthy aging to climate change and control of disease, read about research and innovation in the department of Biosciences (formerly School of Biologicial and Biomedical Sciences).