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From stem cells to blood: Highlights of Festival of Science and Arts in London

The Festival of Science and Arts, in its 5 years history, has arisen to more than 30,000 expected visitors and 27 displays. Read more »

Mysteries of dark matter set to be exposed

A new telescope wielding the world's most powerful digital camera promises to reveal the secrets of the Universe as it begins its observations of the night sky.This fresh new telescope, called Pan-STARRS sky survey telescope (aka PS1), will equip scientists with a better method to understand and learn about dark matter and dark energy "“ a substance never proven to exist but that is thought to Read more »

"Let's get connected": Networking of yeast proteins

A large scale study of yeast proteins has revealed the complex interactions between them, with the screening of proteins and statistical analysis enabling the identification of almost 2000 connections.The resu

Governments could do more to tackle obesity

Collaboration between a University of Edinburgh scientist and a Professor at Massey University, Auckland, has show that the environments we live in greatly alter the food choices we make.In their co-edited book, Geographies of Obesity, geoscientist

Local green space benefits men, but not women

Green space affects men's and women's health differently, researchers have recently reported.Scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow evaluated the health of 29 million adults living in urban areas aro

Promising developments for Sleeping Sickness

New Alzheimer's Treatments made Possible by Novel Study

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have identified the role of an enzyme which helps control brain activity.

The fickle nature of embryonic stem cells

Cultures of mouse embryonic stem cells do not exist in a uniform state, according to a recent study from the University of Edinburgh.  Instead, researcher

New Progress for Motor Neurone Disease Research

University of Edinburgh researchers are leading a study that will allow them to model motor neurone disease (MND) in the lab.The research, led by Professor Siddharthan Chandra at the University's Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease, focuses on the gene TDP-43 which is thought to be significant to more than 90 per cent of cases.TDP-43 is mutated in a small number of patients with the in

The fossils are on fire in predicting climate change

The probability of wildfire, and the effects of climate change, can now be better estimated using information decoded from fossils, a study by Edinburgh University colleagues has revealed.200 million years ago, plants that evolved narrower leaves began to dominate East Greenland flora due to a warmer climate, which correlated with an increase in atmospheric CO2 levels. Read more »

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