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Alzheimer’s memory discovery

Scientists from have discovered the functions of the area of the brain in which Alzheimer’s begins, offering hope for future treatment.

12 December 2019Research

Vital mountain water supplies threatened by climate change

Growing demand and climate change are threatening naturally occurring water systems and putting the water supply of billions at risk.

9 December 2019Research

Himalayan lakes are exacerbating glacial melt

The rate glaciers are melting in the Himalaya is being accelerated by lakes formed by glacial retreat new research has found.

3 December 2019Research

Computer simulations help develop medical treatment for skin conditions

Computer simulations created by researchers at St Andrews could be used to create more effective treatments for tackling medical issues.

28 November 2019Research

Scientists develop new method to estimate seal breeding frequency

SMRU has developed a new method to better record breeding histories of seals, allowing for improved fecundity calculations.

21 November 2019Research

Echolocation found to be cheap for deep-diving whales

A new international study reveals how whales have evolved to live in the world’s deepest oceans.

31 October 2019Research

Acidic oceans triggered marine mass extinction during dinosaur die-off

New international study confirms a long-held theory about the last great mass extinction event and the evolution of marine life.

21 October 2019Research

Mapping global biodiversity change

New international research reveals different rates of biodiversity change across the globe.

17 October 2019Research

World-leading primate complex opens

A new cutting-edge research facility for advancing scientific knowledge on chimpanzee cognition and behaviour has officially launched.

7 October 2019Research

Apes possess human-like “theory of mind”

Apes understand what others see and believe, a skill previously believed to be unique to humans, according to new research.

30 September 2019Research