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Genetics Sat-Nav Tool Helps You Track Ancestry Even Farther
2014-05-01 09:48:42

While previous genetic research efforts have been able to identify a person’s ancestral origins within around 430 miles, a new system devised at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom can zero in on a person’s origin down to a particular village or island.

What Is Adam's Rightful Place In Evolutionary History?
2014-01-23 07:52:48

Our most common male ancestor walked the earth 209,000 years ago – earlier than scientists commonly thought - according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

Researchers Develop Building 'Belt' For Cheap, Quick Repair Of Earthquake Damage
2014-01-14 07:25:34

Four years after the January 2010 earthquake, 145,000 people still remain homeless in Haiti. A cheap and simple technology to repair earthquake damaged buildings – developed at the University of Sheffield – could help to reduce these delays by quickly making buildings safe and habitable.

2013-12-18 13:31:32

It's the festive season, time for eating, drinking and being merry, and any thoughts of reaching goals like losing weight or keeping on top of finances go out of the window.

Ancient Syrians Chose Buying Local Instead Of Importing
2013-10-16 15:02:48

An archaeologist at the University of Sheffield has found evidence that, contrary to a widely held theory, ancient Syrians made their stone tools locally instead of importing finished tools from Turkey.

2013-10-15 12:56:38

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered ground breaking clues as to how the pioneering heart drug ticagrelor might reduce the risk of dying following a heart attack, in comparison to previous standard treatments.

2013-07-22 13:22:05

Young female cancer patients are unhappy about the way fertility preservation options are discussed with them by doctors before starting cancer treatment.

2013-06-27 12:37:01

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have paved the way for new treatments for a common genetic disorder thanks to pioneering research on zebrafish – an animal capable of mending its own heart.

2013-06-26 16:52:42

We constantly grow new skin and slough off the old.

2013-06-05 13:16:02

A cheaper, more efficient technique for developing complex protein drugs from bacteria has been developed at the University of Sheffield.


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