Cuckoos impersonate hawks by matching their 'outfits'

17 Oct 2013

Evolutionary trick allows cuckoos to mimic the plumage of birds of prey, and may be used to scare mothers from their nests so that cuckoos can lay their eggs. Mimicry in cuckoos may be more much more widespread than previously thought.

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Finding malaria's weak spot

06 Feb 2013

A ground-breaking imaging system to track malarial infection of blood cells in real time has been created by a collaboration catalysed by the University’s Physics of Medicine Initiative.

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Sleeping sickness by stealth

04 Feb 2013

New research is helping to unveil how the parasite that causes sleeping sickness uses stealth tactics to escape detection by the human immune system.

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