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Meet the relatives: microbes mirror mankind

*Caption: boiling volcanic pool in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming - typical conditions for growth of archaea*

3 April 2002Research

Lasers put tiny objects in a spin

University of St Andrews scientists have designed a novel way of spinning the most delicate microscopic objects - from a hamster chromosome to a glass bead - without damaging them.

3 May 2001Research

Volcanoes to shed light on DNA?

A novel comparison between the effect of the sun on skin and life in volcanic pools is being made by a University of St Andrews scientist.

22 August 2000Research

DNA goes under the microscope

A team of University of St Andrews scientists has been awarded over half a million pounds to explain how DNA replication can lead to cancer.

25 April 2000Research