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Low temperature increases risk of DNA damage from UV radiation
21 July 2017

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure can cause DNA damage and may be one of the contributing factors in the global amphibian extinction crisis. New research from Prof Craig Franklin and a team of researchers from The University of Queensland, Australia shows how tadpoles living at low temperatures are more at risk of DNA damage than previously thought.

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Fish prefer to swim with sporty shoalmates
21 July 2017

Just like humans, many fish like to surround themselves with active companions - but frisky friends also make for fierce competition. New research from PhD student, Ms Anna Persson, and a team of researchers from the University of Glasgow, UK reveals that minnows would rather swim with their most active friends, even if they pose more of a threat.

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Travels with my grant
12 December 2016

I used funds from my travel grant to go to Brown University, Rhode Island in order to collect data to determine whether turtles can move their pelvis inside the shell while they walk and swim. We did this using an emerging technology called X-Ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology (XROMM) that coordinates CT scans of the skeleton with 3D X-ray video to allow precise measurements of the movements of internal structures in animals.

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SEB Animal Symposium review
31 August 2016

Read a review of the 2016 SEB Animal Symposium.