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University of Edinburgh publishes report on everyday risk factors for dementia

A team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh’s Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre have compiled a comprehensive shortlist of common environmental risk factors that could increase an individual’s chance of developing dementia and which may account for an approximate third of cases that have unexplained pathogenic causes. According to the Research Centre’s report, as […]

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University of Edinburgh researchers find a possible cure for eczema

Research published by The University of Edinburgh points towards the possibility of a natural cure for atopic dermatitis (AD), more commonly known as eczema. Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that triggers uncomfortably persistent itching, causing a disruption to the skin’s critical barrier function and an increased susceptibility to infection. Research led by Dr […]

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A less traditional method of encouraging reproduction?

Image: Jesse Orrico Pheromones are small chemical signalling molecules produced and released by organisms that affect the physiology of others in that species. A paper by Aprison & Ruvinsky in 2016 published in Current Biology explores the effects of these male-produced ‘scents’ on female reproductive behaviour in the simple, model organism Caenorhabditid elegans (nematodes/roundworms). This […]

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Edinburgh found to be the most expensive city in Scotland for students to live

A recent study has found that Edinburgh is the most expensive city in the UK for students to live and work. The research was conducted by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and NatWest, and was published in their report, The 2016 Student Living Index (SLI). 2,514 students from universities in 25 UK cities responded to […]