Latest Edinburgh University Stories

New Gene Discovery Could Lead To Non-Hormonal Contraceptive For Men
2012-05-25 09:27:07

Male contraception may be a possibility thanks in part to a discovery of a new key reproductive gene critical for production of healthy sperm, suggests Scottish scientists credited with the discovery.

Mouse Sperm Grown In A Petri Dish, Again
2012-01-03 08:26:30

Just months after Japanese fertility scientists created artificial sperm from stem cells to make baby mice, German and Israeli researchers are making a major breakthrough of their own that could soon see human sperm grown in the laboratory.

2009-10-22 12:55:00

Scientists have discovered that our internal body clocks are shaped by the weather and the different seasons.

2009-03-13 14:25:00

A new study by experts at Britain’s Edinburgh University finds that a weakening of the small arteries in the brain may be responsible for 20 percent of strokes.

2008-11-12 17:00:00

Scientists reported Wednesday that in 10,000 years a massive, worldwide freeze could overcome the planet, more deadly than the Ice Age.

2008-10-09 06:00:14

By Jamie Beatson SCIENTISTS have moved a step closer to a cure for diabetes - thanks to ground-breaking stem cell research. Edinburgh University experts have developed a technique that prevents serious side-effects.

2008-09-16 09:00:18

By EDD McCRACKEN EDINBURGH THE technology used in the search for the "God particle", which got under way in Switzerland last week, should have radical implications for how cancer is treated in Scotland, according to one of the top scientists involved in the project.

2008-09-05 12:00:00

By Rebecca McQuillan reports LOOK outside your window. Is it a beautiful day? Is it raining again? If so, welcome it, go out now in your socks and run about in it. Kiss a stranger. Make the most of every minute, because the doomsayers predict that we might not be here at Christmas.

2008-09-01 09:30:00

Climate change could trigger an explosion in the number of new species in Africa, according to research from Edinburgh University.

2008-08-29 15:00:36

A CELEBRATION of 100 years of adult education in Edinburgh is to take place tomorrow. Records and photographs of class programmes from as far back as 1908 will be on show at the open event taking place at Drummond Community High School between 11am and 3pm.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).