Tag: DNA


You used to call me on my shell phone

Neanderthals shared 99% of the DNA of Homo sapiens, but the 1% difference in DNA has led to the species being characterised as a somewhat inferior species to Homo sapiens. A recent discovery however, now indicates that Neanderthals may have been able to swim, and even dive.   A new discovery validates the claim that Neanderthals…


UEA appoints new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Science

Professor Mark Searcey, current Chair of Medicinal Chemistry and Head of the Schools of Pharmacy and Chemistry at UEA, is taking up a new position on the Executive Committee at UEA. He will replace the current Pro-Vice Chancellor for Science, Phil Gilmartin, from 1 April 2019. The Vice-Chancellor Professor David Richardson said: ‘This is an…


‘Impossible’ physics theory finds application

It may have taken 40 years, but Professor David Andrews’ physics theory, proposed at UEA back in 1979, has finally found its application. A real-world application for his work ‘could never have been imagined’ said Prof Andrews, talking about when his work was published. But now researchers at the University of Bath have confirmed the…


UK flour to be fortified with folic acid

On the 14 October 2018 it was reported that government ministers would support a plan to fortify flour in the UK with folic acid in the coming weeks. However, on the 23 October it was then announced that the government would launch a consultation into the fortification of flour with folic acid in early 2019….


Breakthrough in Genomic Medicine as NHS turns 70

Whilst the NHS may be facing some of the greatest challenges of its 70-year existence, breakthroughs in Genomic Medicine are revolutionising its approach to individualised patient care. Genomic Medicine is, as the name suggests, medicine concerned with genes – the heredity biological units made up of our DNA. In recent years, a large focus within…

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