Scientists have built a clearer picture of how lengthy strands of DNA are concertinaed when our cells grow and divide, in a discovery that could help explain how cell renewal can go wrong.
Adrian Bird has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Sussex.
Fresh insight into the cause of an autism spectrum disorder could aid the search for treatments for the condition, which affects more than 1,000 girls in the UK.
Professor Jean Beggs was newly elected to the Council of the Royal Society of Edinburgh together with John McClelland, Professor Cairns Craig, Professor Anna Dominiczak and Professor Susan Manning. She was elected as Vice-President for Life Sciences.
Congratulations to Adele Marston, she has been accepted as a member of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme.
Professor Bill Earnshaw was conferred an honorary [medical] degree ("Dr honoris causa") by the Charles University in Prague this past Monday.
Poonam Malik has recently received a grant from the Royal Society to study how the nucleo-cytoplasmic import pathway is regulated and managed in eukaryotic cells using herpesviruses as model organism.
Drugs which are derived from protein such as insulin and antibody therapies could be produced more efficiently following a fresh discovery about DNA, research suggests.