The 2008 Issue of BURN

Professor Jerry Roberts, Head of School

The School of Biosciences carries out 'cutting edge' research and seeks to apply the knowledge generated to benefit the agricultural and food sciences. These activities are focused on the improvement of human nutrition and health, environmental sustainability and economic efficiency. Our internationally competitive research is a crucial component in the delivery of a first class teaching and learning environment and provides the catalyst for the final year projects that undergraduates undertake.


Sustainable agriculture in the semi-arid tropics: Agroforestry and the suitability of bamboo – Rob Purdew

Communicating science through a dynamic website: the multiple uses of bamboo – Elizabeth Pillière

Cardiovascular Disease and Functional Foods: The Effect of Milk Derived Peptides on Hypertension – Clare Tilley

Paroxetine for the treatment of depression in children and adolescents: A suicidal choice? – Laura Harding

Have Young Peoples’ Weight Loss Desires Changed Significantly over the Past Ten Years? – David Johns

Activation of inflammatory pathways in the kidney following prenatal exposure to a low protein diet – Louise J. Lloyd

The influence of high osmolality upon the maturation of spermatozoa inthe boar epididymis – Carrie Tooley

Can the Geochemical Topsoil Atlas be Used to Predict Trace Metal Deficiency in Cattle? – Emily May