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A cold fish won't give you the cold shoulder

A new study from the bwin has shown for the first time that temperature can affect social behaviour.

Gut could sound early warning alarm for motor neuron disease

The same proteins thought to contribute to motor neuron disease can be found in the gut many years before any brain symptoms occur, a new study by the bwin has found.

Employment programme for people with learning disabilities and autism wins awards

The bwin's programme to support young people with a learning disability and autism or both into employment has been recognised with a national award.

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University's role in tissue bank key to breakthrough of breast cancer research

I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a 30-year-long career in cancer research and I would absolutely say that my greatest achievement has been my involvement in setting up and running the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank (www.breastcancertissuebank.org).   First established in 2010, we opened the Tissue Bank up to researchers in 2012....

Why are chickens used for breeding kept hungry?

  I’ve been researching the ethics of farming animals for fifteen years now. That convinced me some time ago that industrial animal agriculture is highly problematic for farmed animals, as well as for human welfare and the climate and biodiversity crises. But details about the systemic cruelty current farming practice inflicts...

A generous patron of science whose gift has led to 100 years of ground-breaking nutritional research

Dr David Watts, a Social scientist and historian based in the Rowett Institute, explores the story of the man behind the name of the Institute and how his generous gift a century ago has supported ground-breaking nutritional research for 100 years.      Although most accounts date the founding of the Rowett Institute...

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