New research shows for the first time the intricate three-dimensional structure of the backbone in the earliest four-legged animals (tetrapods).
The identity of the winner of the 1880 Epsom Derby – the classic race to be run today - was famously disputed. Now analysis of DNA from the bones of historic horses has solved the mystery conclusively - and has confirmed the authenticity of the skeleton of one of the most famous stallions of all time.
A new study of tropical forests will provide a 50,000-year perspective on how animal biodiversity has changed, explored through an archaeological investigation of animal bones.
A discussion tomorrow will bring together some of the eminent archaeologists who studied at Cambridge in the 1960s and 1970s and went on to forge distinguished careers all over the world. The Bone Room’s Past is free, open to all, and culminates with a homemade tea served in the historic Sedgwick Museum.
The most common cause of artificial joint failure is loosening of the prosthetic implant. Dr Athina Markaki is designing materials to anchor them securely.
Scientists from Cambridge, London and Melbourne have found the first ever evidence that tyrannosaur dinosaurs existed in the southern continents. They identified a hip bone found at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia as belonging to an ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex.