Research could improve breeding of endangered sea creature

Faculty scientists are mapping the genes of the endangered undulate ray, a protected species which has declined sharply in recent times.

The team is investigating the diversity of the rays’ DNA to infer how inbred individuals are. Inbreeding causes frequent still-births and shortens the lifespans of offspring.

Their data will be used to check the heritage of around 120 undulate rays in European aquariums, helping to pair up breeding adults and produce healthy offspring.

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Faculty researcher receives grant for pancreatic cancer project

Faculty researcher Dr Jason Bruce has been awarded a grant of around £180,000 by The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF.)

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New test could identify infants with rare insulin disease

Faculty research has led to a new test which could help to identify congenital hyperinsulinism at an earlier stage.

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