Tom Almeroth-Williams from the University of Cambridge has launched last week his new work: “Building a flood resilient future”. This new book shows how we can adapt the built and natural environment to be more flood resilient in the face of climate change.
Genetics and biomedicine
The Edinburgh University has released a new study which announces that genetic test could aid quest to reveal causes of rare diseases. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh designed a new multi-stage sequencing approach to discover other genetic mutations that might lead to Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, or EDMD.
Nature Ecology & Evolution
The Spanish researcher Guillermo Navalon at the Oxford University divulges his study of Darwin’s finches and honeycreepers. Darwin’s finches are among the most celebrated examples of adaptive radiation in the evolution of modern vertebrates. Despite many years of study which have led to a detailed understanding of the biology of these perching birds, there are still unanswered questions. Specifically, the factors explaining why this particular group of birds evolved to be much more diverse in species and shapes than other birds evolving alongside them in Galapagos and Cocos Islands have remained largely unknown.
Promote science in early ages
The University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Gardens is organizing activities for fewer than 5 years old children, in order to promote science among early ages. The aim of this activity is to discover the animals of Africa with stories and play. Walk like a giraffe, roar like a lion and make an animal puppet to take home with you.