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Monday 3rd April 2017

Professor Dickson's innovative gene therapy published

Professor Dickson's innovative gene therapy published
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New collaborative work initiated by Professor George Dickson and researchers at the School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, the Institut de Myology (Paris) and an Australian biotechnology company Benitec BioPharma has demonstrated the effectiveness of an innovative gene therapy for OPMD
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Monday 3rd April 2017
Thursday 30th March 2017

Knowledge is not always power when it comes to bumblebees

Knowledge is not always power when it comes to bumblebees
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Research from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway has found that being smart does not necessarily mean you are bringing home the most bacon, if you are a bumble bee at least.
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Thursday 30th March 2017
Thursday 23rd February 2017

Postgraduate researcher receives horticultural award

Postgraduate researcher receives horticultural award
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Lauren Edwards, a postgraduate student in the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway has received the highly commended prize for the Marsh Horticultural Science Award, presented by the Marsh Christian Trust in association with the Royal Horticultural Society.
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Thursday 23rd February 2017
Wednesday 14th December 2016

Traumatic head injuries should be treated by cooling down patients

Traumatic head injuries should be treated by cooling down patients
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New research from Royal Holloway published today in Critical Care Medicine shows that lowering the body temperature of people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as soon as possible after the trauma may significantly improve chances of survival in adults.
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Wednesday 14th December 2016
Tuesday 13th December 2016

Pesticide poisoning could stop bees from finding flowers, new research shows

Pesticide poisoning could stop bees from finding flowers, new research shows
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Pesticide poisoning could stop bees from finding flowers
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Tuesday 13th December 2016

Evolution of an illness: viruses may target men and women differently

Evolution of an illness: viruses may target men and women differently
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New research from Royal Holloway, University of London, published today in Nature Communications, has shown that viral infections can evolve to affect men and women differently and become more virulent in men. Particularly if the virus is transmitted from mother to child, women are more valuable to the virus than men are.
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Tuesday 13th December 2016
Thursday 8th December 2016

how to grow a successful space salad - with help from Tim Peake!

how to grow a successful space salad - with help from Tim Peake!
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What do you get if you mix Tim Peake, 600,000 school children, the International Space Station, the Royal Horticultural Society and Royal Holloway, University of London seed experts? The answer is Rocket Science!
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Thursday 8th December 2016
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