Sex-linked supergene controls sperm size, shape and swimming speed in birds

14 July 2017: The size and swimming speed of sperm are controlled by a single supergene in birds, according to a new study by the University of Sheffield.

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New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments

17 July 2017: A new discovery by scientists at the University of Sheffield could help slow down the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as motor neurone disease (MND), dementia and neurological decline associated with ageing.

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University of Sheffield to lead on UK wind power technology for the future

13 July 2017: The University of Sheffield will lead a £7.6m research project to improve the country’s offshore wind power technologies, it was announced today (Thursday 13 July 2017).

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Comment: Climate change science is under attack, but Trump will not silence young researchers

Our President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, discusses the reaction of scholars and students in America as the US president pulls out of the Paris Agreement.

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Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield