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University spinout signs licensing deal with major semiconductor foundry

A University spinout company which has developed technology to tackle the increasing challenges of silicon chip development has signed a multimillion dollar deal with a major semiconductor foundry.

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University Brings Science to the Community

The University of Glasgow has been awarded a grant by the Scottish Government to take science into some of Glasgow’s most deprived communities.

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The 2014 legacy: what will it mean for Glasgow?

What will Glasgow’s 2014 legacy be? While the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are first and foremost a festival of sport and a showcase of the city and nation, the Games are underpinned by expectations that they deliver various long-term legacy outcomes.

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Scottish seaweed could help solve UK iodine insufficiency problem

Including seaweed in the diet could help reduce iodine insufficiency, a current problem in the UK population, according to a new study.

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University of Glasgow teams up with BBC to launch World War One MOOC

The University of Glasgow is one of four UK Universities that will partner BBC in delivering a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on World War One.

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£16 million funding announced to create unique medical imaging facility

A £16m funding package to build a state-of-the-art Imaging Centre for Excellence (ICE) to develop and apply advanced imaging technologies.

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Human rights in the Commonwealth comes under the spotlight as Games approaches

Human rights experts will join athletes, media and spectators in Glasgow this week in advance of the Commonwealth Games.

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Researchers complete most comprehensive ever study of Mackintosh architecture

Researchers have completed the largest study of Mackintosh’s architectural works. Findings are displayed in a new exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery.

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40 years of the Glasgow Coma Scale

The world-renowned Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) which is used by medics around the globe to record the conscious state of a person is celebrating its 40th anniversary this July.

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James Watt Chair appointed

Professor Colin McInnes MBE, the Scottish engineer known for his work on advanced space technology, has been appointed James Watt Chair, Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Glasgow.

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'Dual' Masters launched with Leuphana

The School of Law has announced a new and innovative masters programme offered in collaboration with Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany.

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First World Congress to boost worldwide profile of Scottish Literature

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP, will open the inaugural World Congress of Scottish Literatures at the University.

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New research reveals global criminal trafficking network for ancient art

New research unveils how criminals illegally traffic antiquities from ancient archaeological sites to museums and collections around the world.

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Creative Cameras click with Royal Society this summer

Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s highly-acclaimed Optics Group, along with colleagues from Heriot-Watt University, have been selected by the Royal Society to take part in its Summer Science Exhibition in London – an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK.

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New BMI thresholds suggested for ethnic minorities to reduce obesity and diabetes risk

Health researchers have suggested new body mass index (BMI) thresholds for defining overweight and obese individuals in ethnic communities.

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Photosynthesis research project wins $14.4m funding from US Department of Energy

A research project aimed at understanding and learning from the natural process of photosynthesis to advance the development of clean energy has received further funding from the US Department of Energy totaling $14.4m.

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More research needed on ways to reduce violence against women

Whilst there are a range of good practices in criminal justice responses to violence against women, there is limited evidence when it comes to effective interventions to reduce re-offending by perpetrators, a literature review has found.

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First research locating exact site of Battle of Bannockburn presented

Dr Tony Pollard, one of the leaders of the first successful research project to locate the exact site of the Battle of Bannockburn, presents his findings at a public lecture

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Commonwealth Games app offers 42 days of fitness

With just a month to go until the opening ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, smartphone owners are being given the opportunity to boost their fitness and learn more about the host city.

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Largest UK poverty study calls on government to tackle rising deprivation

The percentage of households who fall below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling.

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Scottish gold medal winners awarded Doctorates

The University of Glasgow awarded 14 Honorary Degrees, including honouring the eight Scottish Commonwealth Games gold medal winners for their services to sport.

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Right v Might - New online course on international law

The University of Glasgow has launched a new online course aimed at helping people to understand international law and its impact and role in society.

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Scottish universities win EU funding to host night of inspirational research

A consortium of Scottish higher education institutions, including the University of Glasgow, has won a bid for EU funding to host Scotland’s first European Researchers’ Night for the next two years.

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Queen’s Birthday Honours for Glasgow

Professor Sarah Cleaveland from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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It’s Go Scotland! for 13 University athletes

Congratulations go to the thirteen University of Glasgow students, staff and alumni who have been selected as Team Scotland athletes for the Commonwealth Games in their home city.

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Professor Muffy Calder to lead the College of Science and Engineering

The University of Glasgow has announced the appointment of Muffy Calder, Professor of Computing Science and currently on secondment to the Scottish Government as its Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, as Vice Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering.

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Currency top of #indyref tweeter’s agenda

The currency is the issue most tweeted about under the #indyref hashtag, according to new research from the University of Glasgow.

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World-leading ‘One Health’ research coalition secures major funding

Researchers from the University of Glasgow have won three grants worth £4.5m to study diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans.

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New research centre for arthritis officially opened

A major new research centre for arthritis has been officially opened by Olympic gold-winning rower Katherine Grainger.

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Choral versions of Robert Burns's work made available online

Academics and performers have launched an interactive online resource to make choral versions of the work of Robert Burns available to the public.

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Transforming Offender Rehabilitation

A University of Glasgow-led project based on pioneering research examining how offenders move away from crime were runners up for a major national award from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for its impact on public policy.

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What Works Scotland to drive scale and pace of public service delivery and reform

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Scottish Government are pleased to announce that they have jointly awarded just under £3 million to the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, for a new What Works Scotland (WWS) initiative.

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Proteins ‘ring like bells’

As far back as 1948, Erwin Schrödinger—the inventor of modern quantum mechanics—published the book “What is life?”

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Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre officially opened

A cutting-edge £20m centre that could help revolutionise healthcare and herald an era of personalised medicine has been officially opened.

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Gravity-beating ultrasonic tweezers provide a sound route to bio-engineering

Pioneering “tweezers” that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells under electronic, push-button control could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee replacement operations.

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The hot new technology to take “cloud” computing to the next level

Society’s ever-increasing demands for information and data storage are to be the focus of a new centre for training researchers who will seek to develop innovative laser technology to take “cloud” computing to the next level.

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The Bipolar Bard: did Robert Burns have bipolar disorder (and does it matter)?

The physical and mental health of Robert Burns is being explored at a unique symposium attracting experts from both the literary and medical world

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Glasgow and Sun Yat-sen Universities sign student exchange agreement

The UK Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced the signing of a three-way Memorandum of Understanding between the Universities of Glasgow, Warwick and Sun Yat-sen in Guangzhou, the most economically developed province in China.

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More to J.M. Barrie than Peter Pan

J.M. Barrie is most well known for being the author of Peter Pan. However, there is much more to him as a new book shows.

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Sound and vision: visual cortex processes auditory information too

‘Seeing is believing’, so the idiom goes, but new research suggests vision also involves a bit of hearing.

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1 in 6 households in Scotland are of mixed ethnicity

New research on the Scottish census data shows that 1 in 6 of Scotland’s households of two or more people are multi-ethnic.

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Why 'Alternative' teenagers self harm: exploring the link between non-suicidal self injury, attempted suicide and adolescent identity

Around half (45.5%) of 'Alternative' teenagers self-injure and nearly 1 in 5 (17.2%) attempt suicide

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Why do people commit mass murder?

Mental health specialists at the University of Glasgow have conducted the first review of published research into what causes people to undertake serial killings and mass murder.

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Independent Scottish Fiscal Commission to be based at University

The Scottish Government has announced plans to establish an independent Scottish Fiscal Commission that would be based at the University of Glasgow

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A Pint of Science, please, barman

How about a dash of volcanology with your real ale? Or even a splash of Higgs Boson with a glass of wine ? That is exactly what a group of young scientists at the University of Glasgow are offering in an innovative public science festival this week.

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Universities of Glasgow and Delhi sign Memorandum of Understanding

Professor Dinesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, to formalise the institutions' links.

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Universitas 21 award for Professor Jim Murdoch

Jim Murdoch, Professor of Public Law and International Dean for Mobility, has been presented with one of two Universitas 21 Awards for Internalisation in recognition of his pioneering teaching of human rights law in an international context.

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Making faces: how to appear more trustworthy, dominant or attractive

If you have one of those faces that people just don’t trust, fear not: according to scientists, you can pull an expression that will make you appear more honest.

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Education project uncovers seaside rock stars

Under-appreciated marine life and landforms are enjoying a rare moment in the spotlight thanks to a new education project from the University of Glasgow.

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Researchers and public to explore what it means to be human

The University of Glasgow has been awarded funding to hold a programme of events during Being Human, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities.

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The sonic screwdriver than can turn cells tartan

It’s the sort of thing you would expect Dr Who to do – join up someone’s damaged nerves by using a sonic screwdriver. But the scientists at the University of Glasgow are no time-travellers and their work is based in a lab – not a Tardis.

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Gorges cut by rivers under ice

A group of researchers has been able to shed new light on the rate of erosion by rivers under ice sheets in parts of the world likely to be covered by future ice sheets that might be considered as potential deep repositories for nuclear waste.

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John Smith Centre for Public Service to be created at the University

A new Centre will “promote public service as a noble vocation” and provide a lasting, fitting and meaningful tribute to the life and work of John Smith

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Health campaigns have reduced armed forces veterans’ risk of heart attacks

Veterans who joined the Armed Forces in the 1960s and 1970s have suffered more heart attacks than their contemporaries who have never been in the military, according to a study by the University of Glasgow.

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New Centre for Virus Research reaches latest development milestone

The cutting-edge MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research is another step closer to completion following the ‘topping out’ of the structure that will house it.

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Science festival programme unveiled

The Glasgow Science Festival has unveiled a host of exciting events and activities in its programme for 2014.

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Opening of Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre bolsters Glasgow’s fight against the disease

Cancer research in Glasgow has received a massive boost with the official opening of a new centre to help find cures for the various forms of the disease.

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Around 60% of people who contemplate or attempt suicide do not receive treatment

New research suggests that about 60% of people struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviour do not receive any help

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The touchy-feely robot coming soon

A robot capable of sensing whether a cup of tea is too hot to handle may soon be a reality - thanks to a £1.07 million funding grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to support the creation of ultra-flexible tactile skin for robotics and prosthetics.

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Professor Miles Padgett has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Miles Padgett, who holds the University of Glasgow’s Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy and was recently appointed Vice-Principal (Research), has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Embedded microscopes for deep-tissue imaging could see reduction in animal use in research

Scientists are aiming to implant a tiny microscope into a rat that could monitor cellular changes and reduce the number of animals used in medical research over time.

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Poverty now lower than in rest of UK

A report published by the University of Glasgow and funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found poverty in Scotland is now lower than in the rest of the UK – an historic shift – and explains why.

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Pakistani student is bowling for gold in Glasgow

It has only been three years since he took up the sport but student Muhammad Shahzad will soon be competing in lawn bowling in the Commonwealth Games.

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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 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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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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