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Voice of Young Science equip people to make sense of science and evidence

Last month I attended the ‘Standing up for Science’ media workshop run by Sense About Science as part of the Voice of Young Science (VoYS) programmeRead more »

Chickens give new genetic insights into Marek's disease and human cancers

A study from The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and the Institute for Animal Health has discovered genes that affect susceptibility of chicken to Marek's disease and the tumour growth as the result of the infection.
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Innovate and Win with the Edinburgh BioQuarter

An initiative linking the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM), a global leader in life science research, and the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS) is helping Edinburgh’s top life science researchers think beyond the lab. Read more »

Scientists genetically modify parasite to vaccinate cattle

One of the many challenges that farmers around the world face is that of protecting their livestock. Diseases such as foot and mouth are prevalent throughout the world, and outbreaks such as the 2007 UK epidemic can have devastating widespread consequences, affecting everything from human health to the worldwide economy. Read more »

Universal malaria vaccine gives hope to half the world's population


Scientists have developed a universal vaccine that could prove successful in battling the many different types of malaria. Read more »

Brain study may prove vital in quest to cut stroke risk

Fresh insights into the way the brain protects itself when starved of its blood supply could lead to new treatments for patients at risk of stroke. Read more »

Doors Open at the University of Edinburgh's King's Buildings


Studying science in a reputable university such as the University of Edinburgh is something everyone fantasises about when growing up. But when you finally make it, what do you usually do there? Read more »

Retrotransposons change our brains


The view that brain cells are static entities that cannot be changed throughout a person’s life is set to change thanks to new research published in Nature (doi:10.1038/nature10531). Read more »

Safety of carbon storage backed by scientists

Recent concerns over the potential threats of carbon capture and storage (CCS) on human health are unnecessary, a study reveals.
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University researchers doing stand-up comedy: is this a good idea?

If Tuesday night’s Bright Club at City Cafe is any indication, then academics are in fact some of the funniest people around. Racking up sold out performances since its debut in July, the Edinburgh Bright Club is the hottest ticket in town these days. Read more »

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