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Glasgow’s second free online course goes live

A second free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Glasgow is now open for registration.

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Edward Snowden installed as University Rector

Edward Snowden was inaugurated as Rector of the University at a ceremony held in the University’s Bute Hall.

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Greenland Ice Sheet persisted for nearly 3 million years despite global warming

A team of international scientists has found organic soil frozen to the bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet for 2.7 million years. The discovery provides strong evidence that the ice sheet has persisted for much longer than previously thought, enduring many periods of past global warming.

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£3 million boost for PhD training at the University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow’s College of Science and Engineering has received just over £3 million to boost its funding for training postgraduates.

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'MicroRNA' could be key target for bowel cancer treatment

A tiny genetic molecule known as a microRNA plays a central role in bowel cancer and could be key to developing new treatments for the disease.

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Spinning drops of blood leads to better diagnosis of parasitic infections

Parasitic infections like malaria and sleeping sickness affect hundreds of millions of people, primarily in the poorest regions of the world.

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First volunteers to receive blood cultured from stem cells in 2016

The first human volunteer will receive red blood cells cultured in the laboratory within the next three years.

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What more can Scottish Universities do to create entrepreneurial campuses?

Scottish Universities are coming under increasing pressure to evolve from two very distinct directions.

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BBSRC role for Professor Richard Cogdell

Professor Richard Cogdell has been appointed to the council of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

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Sharing = Stealing: Busting a copyright myth

Consumers copy and share digital files. This has been blamed for a potentially catastrophic decline in certain markets. But why do consumers copy? And is it as economically harmful as often thought?

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On your MOOCS, set, go…for free online learning

The first Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Glasgow will soon commence.

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University of Glasgow receives seven Game Changer Awards

The University's efforts to support the XX Commonwealth Games have been recognised at a national awards ceremony.

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European study reveals new causes of mouth and throat cancer

Poor oral health and failure to have regular dental check could increase the risk of mouth and throat cancer, according to a pan-European study.

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DNA study will reveal badgers’ role in spreading Bovine TB

Researchers are embarking on a £1m study to establish the extent to which badgers are responsible for spreading tuberculosis in cattle.

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€7.8M consortium to tackle neglected parasitic diseases

Five academic institutions, two governmental institutes and two leading SMEs from Europe, Africa and Latin America are joining forces to develop novel drugs against parasites.

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New schools project to explore the names of Scottish places

A new education resource is teaching school children from around Scotland the hidden history behind the names of their local communities.

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First Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy awarded to University of Glasgow

Denis Fischbacher-Smith, who holds the Research Chair in Risk and Resilience in the Adam Smith Business School, has become the first member of academic staff to be awarded a Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

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University of Glasgow chemist named as one of UK’s most inspirational scientists

Professor Lee Cronin of the School of Chemistry has been celebrated as one of the UK’s top scientists.

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New pilgrimage paths to Whithorn

Whithorn in Galloway has been known for centuries as a sacred place. To some it is as important to Scottish Christianity as the island of Iona.

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New Centre for Doctoral Training announced

The University has received £4.7m in funding to support a new Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrative Sensing and Measurement.

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Glasgow Students to travel in the footsteps of the original James Bond

Sir Fitzroy Maclean was a politician, diplomat, soldier and adventurer. He is also thought to have been the inspiration behind Iain Fleming’s James Bond.

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Prof Rory O'Connor elected to Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Rory O'Connor has been conferred the prestigious award of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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Glasgow trio scoop prizes from Royal Society of Edinburgh

Three University of Glasgow academics have received Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) prizes for their contribution to science.

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The Kolkata connection – collaboration flowers between the Universities of Glasgow and Calcutta.

The Scottish-educated botanist Joseph Hooker is a largely unsung hero of the 19th century. His fame, however, may be about to spread, thanks to a collaborative programme between the Universities of Glasgow and Calcutta.

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One in three patients in hospital likely to die within 12 months

Almost one in three patients in hospital at any given time is likely to die within 12 months.

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Glasgow researcher wins Bronze for Parliament physics display

Dr Kerry O’Shea, Postdoctoral Researcher, won Bronze at a competition in the House of Commons for her physics research, walking away with a £1,000 prize.

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Secret of the Blarney Stone revealed

The secret of Ireland’s famous ‘Blarney Stone’ has been revealed thanks to the discovery of a possibly unique 19th century microscopic slide.

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€6m quest to uncover early signs of cardiovascular disease

A new study is hoping to reveal the early signs of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in order to create drugs to treat the condition before symptoms have developed.

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£10m funding boost for stratified medicine research

The University of Glasgow has received £10m in new funding to support world-leading research into more effective forms of medication tailored to patients’ own genetic makeup.

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New research reveals the secret to making a good first impression

Scientists have discovered that humans make judgements on someone’s trustworthiness within the first 500 milliseconds of hearing their voice.

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Heart risks of glucose-lowering drugs being overlooked in clinical trials

Why is heart failure not more rigorously assessed in clinical trials of antidiabetes drugs?

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One in ten adolescents in Northern Ireland self-harm

One in ten adolescents in Northern Ireland self-harm and that past exposure to the Northern Ireland conflict and social media are new associated risk factors.

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To copy or not to copy, that is the question

When do you know whether copying something is actually theft?

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Gaelic expert appointed Vice-Principal and Head of College

Professor Roibeard (Robby) Ó Maolalaigh has been appointed Vice-Principal of the University of Glasgow and Head of the College of Arts.

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RSE appoints seven new Fellows from University of Glasgow

Seven academics from the University of Glasgow have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Divided by faith: Scottish researchers to put religion under the microscope

The new Scottish Religious Cultures Network will bring together university academics working in religion and religious cultures from across Scotland.

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Appointment of two new Vice-Principals announced

The University has announced the appointment of Professors Jonathan Cooper and Miles Padgett to new Vice-Principal positions.

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Making medicine personal - State-of-the-art imaging centre to transform medicines.

Patients are to benefit from £3 million funding for a new imaging centre which will contribute to the creation of personalised medicines

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Modern Catholic Schools serve local communities well

Former General Teaching Council for Scotland Chief Executive Anthony Finn gave the 2014 Cardinal Winning Lecture.

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Head of School of Engineering to discuss China collaboration on TV

Professor John Marsh, Head of the School of Engineering, will be appearing on the Business Channel’s ‘China Prospects for Growth’ programme at 8:30pm next Tuesday (11 March).

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Café Scientifique celebrates 10 years in Glasgow

Café Scientifique, an initiative to foster greater public understanding of science, has celebrated 10 years in Glasgow.

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Scottish study to advance rugby player welfare

Scottish Rugby is seeking the assistance of former international players with a ground-breaking medical project that could benefit future generations.

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Research targeting developing world honoured by the Queen

Researchers from the Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

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Research to search for Einstein’s missing link

Physicists from the University of Glasgow have been awarded a £4.2 million grant to develop technologies to test for gravitational waves.

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Glasgow Professor hailed as ‘Woman With Heart’

Professor Anna Dominiczak, a world-leading heart researcher, has been recognised as a ‘Woman With Heart’ for her outstanding contribution to helping UK heart patients.

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Order! Order! Researchers to study Parliamentary language

Linguistics experts are launching the first project to measure how UK Parliamentary language has changed over the past 200 years

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Malaria mystery solved by scientists

Researchers have unlocked the long-standing mystery of how the malaria parasite initiates the process of passing from human to human.

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Previous rapid thinning of glacier sheds light on future Antarctic ice loss

New research, published this week in Science, suggests that the largest single contributor to global sea level rise, a glacier of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, may continue thinning for decades to come.

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Students vote Edward Snowden as University Rector

Students have elected Edward Snowden to serve as Rector of the University of Glasgow for the next three years.

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New funding puts Rett Syndrome cure on the horizon

Researchers are taking a step towards reversing the effects of a debilitating genetic disease and bring hope to tens of thousands of sufferers worldwide

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University celebrates 5 years of Gaelic residency scheme

The University of Glasgow marked the 5th anniversary of its unique Gaelic language residency scheme, Taigh na Gàidhlig

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Scientists uncover potential new defence against hospital-acquired infections

Infection specialists have uncovered new evidence about how the human body’s immune system responds to invading germs – a finding which could help combat hospital-acquired infections in future.

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University of Glasgow announces £100,000 in Talent Scholarships

Talent and ability, rather than economic circumstance or background are by far the most important attributes for any prospective student to the University of Glasgow, something which the institution has again underlined with the announcement of an additional £100,000 in scholarships.

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Are Scots eating enough fruit? Just one of the questions speakers at the university conference hope to answer.

Fruit juice – just another sugary drink?

Drinking fruit juice is potentially just as bad for you as drinking sugar-sweetened drinks because of its high sugar content, two medical researchers have warned.

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Father John Keenan, Bishop - elect of Paisley

Pope Francis has appointed Father John Keenan, Catholic Chaplain to the University of Glasgow, as Bishop of Paisley.

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Three new grants fund Big Data research in the Arts

Researchers have been awarded grants to fund three major arts research projects that will help to analyse and evaluate ‘big data’

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New urban research centre to break down Big Data

The University of Glasgow has received a share of £14 million funding to create a unique facility designed to research complex and cross-cutting urban issues

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ScottishPower Foundation scholarships open for energy and environment students

The ScottishPower Foundation has announced 17 new post-graduate scholarship grants for the 2014/15 academic year.

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Funding to fight fungal infections

Mention fungal infections to most people and conditions like Athlete’s Foot might spring to mind – irksome but harmless.

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Professor named amongst most influential biomedical researchers in world

A University of Glasgow professor has been named as one of the most influential biomedical researchers in the world.

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Written all over your face: humans express four basic emotions rather than six, says new study

Human beings are emotional creatures whose state of mind can usually be observed through their facial expressions.

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Education key to reducing violent knife crime

Education based interventions are more effective than any other initiative in tackling the scourge of knife crime.

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Bad Public Policy is Stunting UK High Growth Potential

Support for high-growth firms by the UK and Scottish Governments is substantially misconceived and could be holding back economic growth, according to new research to be published this week.

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£10m Sensor Systems Innovation Centre for Scotland launched

A new £10 million innovation hub, which will bring together Scotland’s universities with industry partners was launched in Glasgow by Fergus Ewing, MSP.

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