A common gut bacteria can slow and even reverse build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson’s, new research has suggested.
University of Edinburgh
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.
An archive of needlework left lying in a cupboard for 50 years is to go on display.
People who play board games and cards are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, according to a new study.
An elder from an ancient Sri Lankan tribe has visited Scotland to collect human remains that will be returned to his homeland.
A university has recalled students on exchange programmes in Hong Kong as civil unrest continues.
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.
A hair-sized probe has been developed by scientists to help measure tissue damage deep in the lung.
Potential therapy based on the natural immune defences could be key to helping beat superbugs, according to a new study.
A DNA mutation linked to breathing problems in popular dog breeds has been discovered by scientists.
Edinburgh has become the first Scottish institution to win University Challenge in more than 35 years.
Vitamin D can “dramatically” affect the immune system and could make people less susceptible to diseases such as multiple sclerosis, scientists have discovered.
Medicines prescribed to reduce the symptoms of prostate disease have been linked to an increased likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.
Scientists examining potassium have discovered a new state of physical matter where atoms can exist as both solid and liquid at the same time.
Scientists believe tiny zebrafish hold important clues in the search for treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
A newly identified species from 150 million years ago that was an ancestor to crocodiles has given experts an insight into how some animals evolved.