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First opabiniid-like ‘weird wonders’ discovered from outside North America – in a sheep field in mid Wales

Thu, 24/11/2022 - 10:12

A fossil species discovered in a new exceptional fossil deposit near Llandrindod Wells in mid-Wales, has been described by Dr Stephen Pates, Postdoctoral Fellow in the dept of Zoology, in collaboration with Dr Joseph Botting and Dr Lucy Muir, honorary research fellows at the museum of Wales, and Dr Joanna Wolfe, a...

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Planar cell polarity: intracellular asymmetry and supracellular gradients of Dachsous

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 14:18

This work documents one final step in a scientific journey of 60 years. It is exactly 60 years since I (Peter) first had the idea, when a graduate student playing in a sandbox on the 3rd floor of the Zoology Department, that planar polarity might depend on a gradient of some molecule. The hypothesis was that cells are...

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Learning about the first animals on Earth from life at the poles

Wed, 12/10/2022 - 13:22

Emily Mitchell from our Deeptime Ecology Group and a team from British Antarctic Survey have recently published a paper about the amazing survival strategies of polar marine creatures might help to explain how the first animals on earth could have evolved earlier than the oldest fossils suggest according to new research...

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