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Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

The Royal Society has announced Professor Candace Currie as one of their new recipients of their Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards. Prof Currie’s research focusses on social inequalities in adolescent health and in the impact of puberty on healthy adolescent transitions.  She said ‘I am very honoured to have received ...continue

Laser cells offer ray of hope for understanding cancer

Researchers at the University of St Andrews have made a breakthrough in biomedicine; having successfully tracked a day-in-the-life of a number of white blood cells by feeding them microlasers, according to a research report published in Nano Letters on Wednesday 22 July 2015. The technique is expected to allow new insights ...continue

Zinc at the heart of a new study

New research led by the University of St Andrews reveals that zinc plays a key role in regulating heart muscle contractility and that an imbalance in intracellular zinc may contribute to diseases such as heart failure and fatal arrhythmias. Although just a first step, this kind of basic science research ...continue



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