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Esther Becker wins 2016 UK Golden Triangle Discovery Fast Track Challenge


We are delighted to announce that Esther Becker is one of two winners of the 2016 UK Golden Triangle Discovery Fast Track Challenge.

Waddell Group Research Published in Nature

Publication Research

The Waddell Group's paper "Re-evaluation of learned information in Drosophila" has been published in Nature.

Decoding the cardiac response to stress

Cardiac Theme Publication Research

A study carried out by the research group led by Prof Zaccolo provides novel insight into how the heart reacts to the fight-or-flight response to stress

Professor David Paterson part of consortium awarded $8.6m grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Cardiac Theme Research

A consortium directed by Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar at UCLA has received a three-year, $8.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The consortium hopes to map the heart’s nervous system, ultimately developing new treatments for cardiovascular disease.

First sign of a heartbeat: Paul Riley speaks to The Naked Scientists


The heart is one of the first organs to form during mammalian development and, in a human, was thought to form a beating structure from 3 weeks following conception. But now new imaging techniques have shown that the process occurs even earlier.

Why running could keep you awake at night


You’ve probably heard people say they enjoy running because it lets them switch off. Perhaps you feel that way yourself. Well recent research in mice suggests there may actually be a scientific basis for this, because brain activity really does decrease when you’re performing a simple, repetitive action. What’s more, while running may tire your body out, such exercise might actually reduce your brain’s need for sleep.

Neural pathways in complex mating rituals identified in fruit flies


Scientists have identified the neural pathway in male fruit flies that allows them to perform their complex mating ritual, paving the way for deeper studies into sexual behavior and how it can be modified by social experience.

Emma Bardsley wins prizes at BHF CRE and OXION annual symposia


Emma Bardsley won two prizes: BHF CRE Annual Symposium 2016: 19/9/2016 - Runner Up Poster Prize and OXION Annual Symposium 2016: 30/9/2016 - Winner of the Journal of General Physiology Poster Prize

First of our three billion heartbeats is sooner than we thought


When does our heart first start to beat? Until now, researchers thought that the first time our heart muscle contracted to beat was at eight days after conception in mice, which equates to around day 21 of a human pregnancy.

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