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Stem cell technology offers new insight into MND

Scientists at St Andrews and Edinburgh have identified a specific type of cell in the human body which can cause motor neurons to fail.

17 December 2019Research

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

Virtual dementia experience

The Virtual Dementia Tour gave people in St Andrews the chance to experience the world of those living with dementia.

30 October 2019Local community

St Andrews student’s call for solidarity with Chile goes global

Chilean research student calls on academics to sign a letter calling for solidarity with the Chilean people and the removal of troops.

28 October 2019Public interest stories

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

Improving life with dementia

The School of Psychology and Neuroscience's world-renowned dementia expert Dr Maggie Ellis is shortlisted as a finalist for Converge 2019.

19 September 2019Awards

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

World-leading primatologist elected Fellow of the British Academy

Influential cognitive primatologist, Professor Josep Call, has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy.

19 July 2019Awards

3D vision breakthrough

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how human eyes process 3D motion – crucial for hand-eye coordination.

18 June 2019Research