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£12m funding for battery research

A University-led project to create a new battery which could revolutionise electric travel and renewable energy storage has been given £12m.

4 September 2019Research

Fewer women do bowel screening test

Women are risking their lives by not taking part in bowel screening tests according to new research.

4 September 2019Research

Oxytocin linked to growth in seal pups

Grey seal pups with naturally high oxytocin levels gain more mass before weaning, without increasing the amount they are fed.

4 September 2019Research

Humpback whales change their tune

New research led by the University of St Andrews reveals that humpback whales can learn new songs while navigating a shared migratory route.

4 September 2019Research

Wild geese take climate action

Migratory animals are actively adjusting their traditions to climate change, new research has found.

2 September 2019Research

The eyes have it

The ability to detect the direction of someone’s gaze is not unique to humans, as had been previously thought, according to new research.

2 September 2019Research

Orangutans hold the key to human speech

New research shows great apes can control their voice in a similar way to humans, giving a unique insight into the evolution of language.

27 August 2019Research

New research on the causes of fertility fluctuations

A University research team has been awarded a £708,000 ESRC grant to investigate the causes of recent fertility fluctuations in the UK.

20 August 2019Research

Porpoise faces extinction

One of the world’s most endangered animals could face extinction within a year due to gillnet fishing, St Andrews researchers have warned.

31 July 2019Research

Virtual “time travel” recreates 16th century church

A 16th century Scottish church, which played a role in the Scottish Reformation, has been virtually reconstructed by University researchers.

19 July 2019Research