An increase in walking seen during the coronavirus outbreak should continue, Scots have been told.
University of Edinburgh
The majority of Scots have more confidence in the Scottish Government to stop a further outbreak of coronavirus than UK ministers, a survey suggests.
The genomes of thousands of patients with coronavirus will be sequenced to understand how a person’s genetic make-up could influence susceptibility to the virus.
More than 2,000 deaths related to coronavirus could have been prevented if lockdown measures had been introduced earlier in Scotland, according to a study.
People with low or no ability to visualise mental images are more likely to work in scientific and mathematical industries than creative sectors, research has found.
Deadly prehistoric crocodiles mimicked the shape and senses of whales and dolphins to dominate Jurassic seas, new research has found.
A team of up to 150 researchers at a UK university have been tasked with testing existing and experimental drugs to help find a treatment for coronavirus.
The number of deaths caused by coronavirus continues to rise, but are people without Covid-19 dying because of the lockdown?
The Government is under pressure to reveal when it plans to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions and how.
Palaeontologists have discovered signs stegosaurs once roamed on Skye.
The Scottish Government has been urged by campaigners to choose a deposit return scheme based upon the Nordic variable model.
Older people pick up new skills better when they believe they are learning from a person rather than from a computer, a study suggests.
A common gut bacteria can slow and even reverse build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson’s, new research has suggested.
Scientists have identified cells key to motor neurone disease (MND) and hope the research breakthrough brings a cure a step closer.
A free online service has more users learning Scottish Gaelic than the number of people who speak the language in its first week, according to the app’s developers.
The painful symptoms of endometriosis could potentially be reduced with a drug previously investigated as a cancer treatment, according to new research.
People who play board games and cards are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, according to a new study.
Scientists have created a green-fingered robot that can prune roses and trim bushes, making light work of gardening chores.
New imaging technology has been developed to help picture how tumours form.
An enzyme has been found which scientists believe could prevent a group of infections blamed for 500,000 deaths each year worldwide.
Warmer nights caused by climate change are leading forest birds to build nests and lay eggs earlier in the springtime, researchers said.
Hens that cannot produce their own chicks have successfully acted as “surrogates” to lay eggs from rare chicken breeds.
Women with a rare type of ovarian cancer could benefit from a drug that quadruples the likelihood of response, according to scientists.
Scientists are hoping to reveal deep mysteries of the human brain by mapping it in unprecedented detail.
A prehistoric crocodile that lived around 180 million years ago has been identified – almost 250 years after its fossilised remains were discovered.
Meat and dairy products could be improved by thousands of bugs in cows’ stomachs that have been found by scientists using special DNA technology.
A sensor is being developed which could help patients, doctors and nurses manage how a wound heals.
Edinburgh has some of the highest known rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world and the figure is expected to rise in the next 10 years.
Drinking more than two cups of coffee a day during pregnancy may impair the development of the baby’s liver, new research suggests.
Notebooks belonging to a scientist who mentored Charles Darwin are at the centre of a campaign to keep them in the UK and make them available to the public.