University of Edinburgh
Scientists have discovered for the first time how humans – and other mammals – have evolved to have intelligence.
Neuroscience Dec 02, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (33) | 12 |
Fresh insights into the protective seal that surrounds the DNA of our cells could help develop treatments for inherited muscle, brain, bone and skin disorders.
Medical research Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
People who are at greater genetic risk of schizophrenia are more likely to see a fall in IQ as they age, even if they do not develop the condition.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A discovery using stem cells from a patient with motor neurone disease could help research into treatments for the condition. The study used a patient's skin cells to create motor neurons - nerve cells that control muscle ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Research at the University of Edinburgh tracked electrical signals in the part of the brain linked to spatial awareness.
Neuroscience Jan 10, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 3 |
Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others. A study has identified 18 new genetic variations that increase levels of uric acid in the blood, which is the main cause of the disease. ...
Genetics Dec 23, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Scientists have proved a 60-year-old theory about how nerve signals are sent around the body at varying speeds as electrical impulses.
Medical research Oct 11, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—An experimental drug can improve sociability in patients with fragile X syndrome and may be helpful as a treatment for autism, according to a study.
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Health risks posed to people who work with tiny fibres used in manufacturing industries could be reduced, thanks to new research.
Health Aug 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers studying how our minds develop fears in response to danger found that people can quickly learn to recognise a threat even when they are unaware of it.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists have discovered a new gene in the influenza virus that helps the virus control the body's response to infection.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new type of male contraceptive could be created thanks to the discovery of a key gene essential for sperm development.
Genetics May 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Brains that maintain healthy nerve connections as we age help keep us sharp in later life, new research funded by the charity Age UK has found.
Neuroscience May 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Hospitals in large cities act as breeding grounds for the superbug MRSA prior to it spreading to smaller hospitals, a study suggests.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 3 |
Low levels of testosterone in men could increase their risk of developing diabetes, a study suggests.
Medical research May 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |