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£1 million search for new drugs

The University of St Andrews has been awarded over £1 million to design a new group of drugs for some of the world's most common infections.

Madness in 18th century Scotland

A historian claims that his discoveries into mental illness in eighteenth Century Scotland could have implications for psychologists and psychiatrists throughout the country.

Plant ecologist elected to prestigious body

A University of St Andrews Plant Ecologist has been elected to a prestigious scientific body aimed at strengthening links between researchers and scholars throughout the world.

Seal study

A Scottish postgraduate student is spearheading a project which could lead to more effective conservation strategies for the grey seal.

Porpoise study

Marine experts and mathematicians are teaming up to examine the impact of by-catch on the population of the UK's most common marine mammal.

Laser device takes the limelight

A tiny measuring device developed by Scots researchers has taken the limelight on the world stage after winning an international award for commercial excellence. Timewarp, which was invented by Dr Derryck Reid and Professor Wilson Sibbett of the University of St Andrews, has won the Laser Focus Commercial Technology Award.

Hope for croup victims

Scots scientists are one step closer to wiping out one of the world's most distressing childhood conditions, after being awarded a grant by an American pharmaceutical company to develop new drugs for croup.