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Chemicals’ study pinpoints threat to workers’ lungs

Tiny particles used in a range of everyday products from computers to shampoo can adversely affect the lungs in very different ways, a study has shown. Research by the University of Edinburgh suggests that industrial manufacturers using nanopartic...

Researchers ‘grow Rett syndrome’ in a Petri dish

(Cincinnati, OH) -- A groundbreaking study published Friday in the leading scientific journal, Cell, revealed that a team of investigators had successfully generated nerve cells using skin cells from four individuals with Rett syndrome. The stud...

Genes hold key to how well coalitions work, psychologists say

How well a person performs in a coalition is partly hereditary, according to a recent study. Researchers found that how successfully an individual operates in a group is as much down to having the right genetic make-up as it is to having common cu...

Study offers historic buildings protection from climate change

Some of the nation's most historic buildings and monuments may be better protected from decay in future, following a development by engineers. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have devised a method of forecasting damage caused by the we...

Surfing for earthquakes

A better understanding of the ground beneath our feet will result from research by seismologists and Rapid -- a group of computer scientists at the University of Edinburgh. The Earth's structure controls how earthquakes travel and the damage they ca...

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