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UofG leads theory and technology of optoelectronic imaging research in China

A major grant from the Chinese government will support an international research collaboration in optoelectronic imaging between the University of Glasgow and Nanjing University of Science and Technology.

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New diagnostic test invented to detect costly Atlantic salmon disease

Scientists from the University of Glasgow, working with major companies in the aquaculture industry BioMar Ltd and Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd, have discovered a ‘simple test’ to aid the diagnosis of a significant disease which affects Atlantic salmon which could save millions to the industry.

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€1.5 million European Research Council grant awarded to Adam Smith Business School researcher

A starting grant of €1.5 million has been awarded by the European Research Council to Adam Smith Business School researcher Dr Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol.

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Scotland’s first 7T scanner arrives at the QEUH

The University of Glasgow, in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, has taken delivery of Scotland’s first ultra-powerful 17.5 tonne 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner.

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Professor Anna Dominiczak collects damehood at Buckingham Palace

Professor Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, was today made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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Schlumberger Award for groundbreaking earth scientist

A pioneering researcher from the University of Glasgow’s School of Geographical and Earth Sciences has been named as the 2017 recipient of a prestigious award.

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Keith Brown MSP officially opens £3m QuantIC innovation space

A £3m innovation space which will support the research and development of cutting-edge quantum imaging technologies has been officially opened at the University of Glasgow.

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‘Chasing the Waves’: sharing the discovery of the century through theatre

University of Glasgow physicists and astronomers who helped make the discovery of the century – the detection of gravitational waves – are set to share their fascinating story through theatre, with performances of new show ‘Chasing the Waves’ this December.

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European Guild of Research Intensive Universities formally launches

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities will be officially launched at an opening symposium on Monday 21st of November 2016 in the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels.

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£1m AHRC funding for Robert Burns Research

The world renowned Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow has secured a £1m research grant for Phase 2 of ‘Editing Burns for the 21st Century’.

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Glasgow scientist contributes to dinosaur extinction impact site study

An international team of scientists have shown how a massive crater caused by the impact of the asteroid which killed the dinosaurs also deformed rocks in a way that may have produced habitats for early life.

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Fish oil supplements may improve muscle function in older women

Taking omega-3 supplements could improve muscle function in older women, potentially increasing their quality of life into old age and preventing unnecessary falls and loss of independence.

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Expert voices must be heard during Brexit process

Ahead of a high-level panel discussion at the University of Glasgow on Friday 18th November, the Principal of the University of Glasgow Professor Anton Muscatelli has made clear that the voice of experts must be heard in the ongoing Brexit debate.

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Heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes may combine to worsen thinking skills

Research from the University of Glasgow shows that people who have a cardiometabolic disease perform worse on mental tests of reasoning, memory and reaction tim.

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Top film award for Urban Studies

A film featuring skateboarders, and involving the University of Glasgow’s Urban Studies researchers, has been named Best Research Film 2016.

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Holography history archives merge

Two important archives are being merged to capture the history of holograms and their innovators.

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Research shows ‘vital’ emergency service response continues alongside national drug overdose programme

Researchers evaluating the impact of a national public health programme, aimed at reducing drug-related deaths, have found no clear association with a decrease in ambulance attendance to drug-related overdoses.‌

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UofG included in £19M BBSRC programme to deliver industry-led PhD training

The BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) has announced £18.9M of funding to support world-class industry-led collaborative doctoral training through Collaborative Training Partnerships (CTP).

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First Minister Officially Opens Kelvin Hall

Glasgow’s iconic Kelvin Hall has been officially reopened by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at a special ceremony today (November 11). The First Minister unveiled a plaque to commemorate the £35 million refurbishment of the former international sporting venue, and was given a tour of the building.

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Scouts and guides have better mental health in later life, study finds

Taking part in the scouts or guides appears to help lower the risk of mental illness in later life, a study suggests.

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Burning questions up for debate at The Barras Social

What does an entrepreneur look like? There are undoubtedly plenty of them at the Barras market in Glasgow’s east end - but it’s not usually the hottest topic of conversation. That could well change when that – and many other burning questions - are introduced by social science researchers from the University of Glasgow.

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WIRED award for Sheila Rowan

The UofG's Professor Sheila Rowan MBE has won WIRED magazine's Scientific Breakthrough award.

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Cosmic rays from space reveal the history of our eroding coasts

New research on how the Sussex coast has eroded over the last seven millennia could help provide insight into how climate change might affect UK cliffs in the future.

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The Glasgow LISA Pathfinder team has won a Sir Arthur Clarke Award

The University of Glasgow's LISA Pathfinder team has won the 2016 Sir Arthur Clarke Award for "Space Achievement in Academic Research or Study" at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Society in London.

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Funding boost for QuantIC

QuantIC, the University of Glasgow-led quantum imaging technology hub, has received a major funding boost from the UK Quantum Technologies Innovation Fund.

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University's largest-ever delegation in India

The largest-ever delegation of University academics to go to India is to tour the cities of Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata.

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‘Stapled’ protein could lead to new cancer treatments

A new type of lab-created protein could help create valuable new treatments for cancer, scientists report in a new paper.

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MSPs to debate UofG research on 'intimidating and disempowering' sanctions

Leading research on social security co-produced at the University of Glasgow is to be debated in the Scottish Parliament today – highlighting what it found to be “universally negative” views of the conditionality regime and the “intimidating, dehumanising and disempowering” experiences of many welfare service users.

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President’s Medals for University of Glasgow gravitational wave researchers

University of Glasgow physicists who played a key role in the historic first detection of gravitational waves have received a prestigious award for their achievements.

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University of Glasgow Principal part of Russell Group delegation to China

Strengthened relationships and shared approaches to global challenges between UK and China’s leading universities are the focus of a Russell Group delegation to Shanghai.

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“The Hunterian in the South” is launched at the University’s Crichton campus

The Hunterian in the South - a new rotational display giving a flavour of the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian collections – has been launched officially at the University’s Crichton campus in Dumfries.

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New study delves into origins of Scots place-names

What is in a name? Researchers at the University of Glasgow have discovered many Scottish place names reveal a lot about the country’s past culture, heritage and history.

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£3.75 M Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund awarded to UofG

The University of Glasgow has been awarded a third Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), worth £3.75 million over 5 years.

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Top ten universities conduct a third of all UK animal research

The ten UK universities who do the most world-leading biomedical research* have announced their animal research statistics, revealing that they collectively conducted a third of all UK animal research in 2015.**

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UofG reseachers join international ZikaPLAN initiative

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have united with 25 research organizations to fight Zika Virus and build long-term outbreak response capacity in Latin America.

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Highlands and Islands Film Guild memories sought

Memories of the post war Highlands and Islands Film Guild coming to villages and rural communities are being sought by researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Stirling.

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Former student Jackie Wylie appointed Artistic Director of National Theatre Scotland

Jackie Wylie, former artistic director of the Arches and former graduate from the University of Glasgow has been appointed as the new artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland.

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Scotland and UofG at forefront of global genomics initiative

The University of Glasgow is part of a new collaboration in genomic medicine sees Scotland join AstraZeneca’s global genomics initiative – further demonstrating Scotland’s ability to attract major industry projects.

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Inaugural symposium for Molecular Pathology Node highlights importance of precision medicine

The inaugural annual University of Glasgow MRC Molecular Pathology Node symposium highlighted the importance of a collaborative approach to precision medicine, yesterday, Monday 24 October.

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Engineering Scotland’s Autumn Lecture to be delivered by Professor Jim Hough

Engineering Scotland’s Autumn Lecture will be delivered by Professor Jim Hough OBE. He will discuss the work done at the University of Glasgow, and elsewhere, leading to the announcement of the discovery of Gravitational Waves in February of this year.

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Leading social scientists elected Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Three of the University of Glasgow’s social scientists have been made Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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‘Time machine’ study warns of long-term dangers of ocean acidification

New research into the effects of ocean acidification suggests that, while marine organisms may be able to cope with the effects of climate change in the short term, the biological cost of doing so may be too high to guarantee long-term survival.

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University of Glasgow joins UNESCO’s prestigious Universities Network for its work in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts

The University of Glasgow has been invited by UNESCO’s Director General to join its prestigious universities network (the UNESCO Chairs) and establish the first UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts.

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Common high blood pressure meds affect mood disorders

Four commonly prescribed blood pressure medications may impact mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, according to new research from the University of Glasgow.

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UofG scientists to test if stroke drug could repair damage caused in MS

New research will find out if a drug used for stroke patients could offer hope for people living with multiple sclerosis.

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Suffrage Science award for University of Glasgow professor

The University of Glasgow’s Professor Muffy Calder is receiving an award from the Royal Society today at the launch of an initiative to celebrate women in Maths and Computing Science.

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Scoop set to serve up breaking news with social media data mining

A new service which aims to harness the power of social media to provide journalists, financiers and sports fans with an invaluable ‘glimpse into the future’ has been officially unveiled.

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University of Glasgow celebrates first Knowledge Exchange Awards

Outstanding knowledge exchange successes were celebrated at the University’s Knowledge Exchange Conference in the Kelvin Hall on 6th October.

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Effects of multiple concussions in retired rugby players later in life

There continues to be concern about the long term effects of concussion and repeated concussion in athletes, including boxers and rugby players who may sustain several concussive injuries throughout their career.

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University of Glasgow has its Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award renewed

The University of Glasgow has once again been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, at the same time as receiving six other school and institute awards from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).

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Full-length genome sequencing of Zika from a patient could help unlock the virus’s secrets

The Zika virus outbreak in the Americas has transformed a previously little-known virus into a World Health Organization (WHO) declared global public health emergency.

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Poetry festival celebrates 18th Century “unsung” Scottish hero

A two-day festival is being held in a Scottish Borders pub to celebrate the life and works of an 18th Century “unsung” Scottish poet, Allan Ramsay. Literary academics, politicians and Allan Ramsay fans will come together for the weekend celebration to mark his poetry and launch a new cultural heritage resource centre dedicated to his life and works.

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BBC Reith Lecture hosted by the University of Glasgow

Philosopher and cultural theorist Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah will be guest speaker at the annual BBC Reith Lecture 2016, hosted this year by the University of Glasgow.Presented by Sue Lawley the lecture will be recorded before a live audience at the Sir Charles Wilson building this evening (October 7).

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Theatrical spotlight on Gaelic culture Thèatar a’ toirt sùil air cultar na Gàidhlig

How can we define our Gaelic culture in 2016? A culture so connected to the land and seasons, rooted in old customs and ritual, now disappearing? Is there any worth in preserving them? These are the main themes behind a special collaborative theatre performance to be staged in Glasgow on Monday (October 10)

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Face identification accuracy impaired by poor sleep

It is often necessary to identify unfamiliar people by comparing face images: for example a CCTV image to a mugshot, or a passport photograph to a traveller.

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American Historical Association award for University of Glasgow professor

Alexandra Shepard, Professor of Gender History at the University of Glasgow, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Leo Gershoy Award.

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University joins UESTC's 60th Anniversary Celebrations at Chengdu

The University’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has been in Chengdu to take part in the 60th anniversary celebrations of one of the University’s most important global partners, UESTC (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China).

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Major collaboration including CRUK and UofG to trial new combination of immunotherapy drugs

Cancer Research UK has today announced its first cross-company deal as part of its Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) Combinations Alliance.‌

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University to share in £17.7 million funding for new healthcare technologies

The University of Glasgow is one of four universities to benefit from research programme grants, totalling £17.7 million, that will develop new technologies to address the health issues of an aging UK population, Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has announced.

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It's the start of the university term - who will be best at making friends?

Making new friends is one of the most important goals for students when they arrive at university for the first time. But which personalities are most successful at making and extending friendship groups?

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Scientists discover how insect-borne viruses ‘suppress’ the immune system to cause disease

Arboviruses – viruses transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes – pose a considerable threat to both human and animal health. Despite that, not enough is known about the complex interactions between the virus and the host, particularly in the early stages of infection.

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Cochno Stone reburied

The “most important Neolithic cup and ring marked rock art panel in Europe”, which was unearthed for the first time in 50 years near a housing estate on the outskirts of Glasgow, has been reburied to protect the national treasure.

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Professor Sarah Cleaveland honoured by the British Veterinary Association

Professor Sarah Cleaveland has been honoured by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for her “outstanding contributions to veterinary science” and named as a “true champion of One Health” research.

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Study offers new insights to the Franklin Expedition mystery

A new study by University of Glasgow researchers may give further insight to the deaths of all 129 crew of the ill-fated “Franklin Expedition” of 1845 which was lost in the Canadian Arctic as it attempted to navigate the final link in the fabled Northwest Passage in HMS Erebus and Terror.

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Scientists discover sleeping sickness can also be transmitted and spread via the skin

Scientists have made an important new discovery in the study of Human African Trypanosomiasis, more commonly known as African sleeping sickness.

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How the songs of Robert Burns originally sounded

The songs of Robert Burns have been stripped back to how they originally sounded, and while some will like them others may not find them easy listening. Burns’ songs are normally associated with a fiddle, guitar and accordion and often played in the back room of a pub, but the University of Glasgow has recorded them how they were originally intended by Robert Burns himself, and they sound very different.

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Fish stress if they can’t socialise

Scientists have discovered that coral reef fish can stress and lose weight if they are separated from their mates on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Scotland launches world’s first national atlas of palliative care

The first Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care has been launched by University of Glasgow academics at a major palliative care conference in Edinburgh.

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Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children

Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March – the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D – according to a new study led by the University of Glasgow.

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Stem cell research could lead to treatment breakthroughs

Scientists have discovered a new way to replicate the regenerative power of stem cells in the lab, which could lead to powerful treatments for injuries and diseases.

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University of Glasgow academics appointed to new SNP Growth Commission

Two University academics have been appointed to the new SNP Growth Commission. They are Iain Docherty, Professor of Public Policy and Governance, and Catherine Schenk, Professor of International Economic History.

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Mackintosh plans first treasures to move into Kelvin Hall

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s original plans for The Glasgow School of Art will be amongst the first items from The Hunterian to move to the new state of the art collections study facilities at Kelvin Hall.

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Burns course takes a fresh new look at the Bard

A fresh approach to the life and works of Robert Burns is the aim of a new interdisciplinary online course offered by the University of Glasgow.

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Landmark agreement between the Scottish Law Commission and the country’s university law schools on law reform

Law reform work in Scotland is to be strengthened and improved following a landmark agreement between the Scottish Law Commission and the country’s university law schools.

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Precision medicine breakthrough for Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have made a second significant breakthrough in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia – using precision medicine to kill more than 90% of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) stem cells. The results are published today in the high impact journal Cancer Discovery.

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University of Glasgow receives £2.8m regenerative medicine award

Find A Better Way is pleased to announce a £2.8m grant to the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology and School of Engineering to fund advances in regenerative medicine.

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Glasgow scientists study adrenaline to help beat stroke

Scientists at the University of Glasgow are investigating how our ‘fight or flight’ mode plays a part in causing an abnormal heart rhythm, called atrial fibrillation, which markedly increases the risk of having a stroke.

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Scientists use ‘genetic forecasting’ to predict future invasions of vampire bat rabies virus

Scientists have been able to use genetics to predict future outbreaks of vampire bat rabies virus (VBRV) on the Pacific coast of South America within four years – a scenario potentially affecting wildlife conservation, agriculture and human health.

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University of Glasgow spin-out company wins top award

Caldan Therapeutics, a 2015 ‘Spin Out’ from the University of Glasgow and the University of Southern Denmark were named as ‘Early Stage/Risk Capital Deal of the Year’ at the 2016 ‘Insider Deals and Dealmakers’ awards event held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on the 7th September.

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GoWell highly commended twice at national research awards

A longitudinal research programme focused on regeneration and health and based in Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow has won awards in two out of five categories at a national planning research conference - the only UK research project to do so.

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, last night won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Inspiring City Awards at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Glasgow.

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5,000 year old Prehistoric art panel uncovered

The “most important Neolithic cup and ring marked rock art panel in Europe” is being unearthed for the first time in 50 years - near a housing estate in Clydebank near Glasgow.

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Royal Society Research Professorship for University physicist

Professor Stephen Barnett of the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society Research Professorship.

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University of Glasgow To Host BBC R4 Reith Lecture

Philosopher and cultural theorist Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah will be guest speaker at the annual BBC Reith Lecturer 2016, hosted this year by the University of Glasgow.

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A Portrait of Eighteenth-Century Gaelic Scotland Dealbh air Alba Ghàidhealach san Ochdamh Linn Deug

Two University of Glasgow lecturers have brought to light a little-known portrait of the Rev James McLagan (1728-1805), chaplain to the Black Watch, who is the focus of a research project focused on his significant and early collection of Gaelic manuscripts, held by the University of Glasgow.

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University of Glasgow nominated for five ‘Oscars of higher education’

The University of Glasgow has picked up five nominations in the prestigious Times Higher Education awards.

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Pancreatic cancer trial to make tumours more sensitive to treatment

Cancer Research UK launch a first-of-its-kind pancreatic cancer clinical trial, with UofG research as chief investigator, to make cancer cells more responsive to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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Simple polymer could unlock more effective bone regeneration treatments

A new technique developed by biomedical engineers could help to unlock the full potential of a promising treatment for bone regeneration, creating better therapies for spinal injuries, bone grafts and other orthopaedic surgeries.

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New WW1 Trench expansion to be unveiled

Visitors will be able to explore the latest new addition to the Pollok Park WW1 trenches during an open day to be held on Sunday. Visitors to the World War I learning facility Digging In will be able to explore the newly built communication trench and dugout behind the Allied front line and use trench periscopes to spot clues to enemy activity in No Man's Land.

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Skeletons' mysteries unearthed in new Hunterian exhibition

One of The Hunterian's "greatest treasures" goes on public display today for the first time, in a new UK touring exhibition ‘Skeletons: Our Buried Bones’.The 5,000 British Neolithic skeleton of a woman, unearthed on a beach in Tiree in the early 20th Century, has never been seen in public before.

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Sea habits of migratory birds highlight conservation need in the Canary Current

Scientists have tracked the behaviour of seabirds migrating across the Atlantic to better understand how these animals use the marine environment and find out where they might come into conflict with human activities.

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Major grant awarded to new professor to discover how to design new medicines for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Professor Andrew Tobin, an expert in protein receptors in the brain whose research is focused on the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, will join the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) in September.

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Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel MP, visits Zika lab

The University of Glasgow today welcomed the new Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel MP, to its MRC Centre for Virus Research (CVR).

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Is it good research? New online tool launched to help people tell good science from bad.

Is it good research? New online tool launched to help people tell good science from bad

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The Guild Calls for Enhanced European University Collaboration

In light of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the members of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities - which includes the University of Glasgow – has called for enhanced European university collaboration.

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Hunterian staff first to move into revamped Kelvin Hall

Hunterian staff have officially moved to their new offices in the £35m revamped Kelvin Hall building. As the finishing touches are being completed on the iconic Glasgow landmark building, staff at The Hunterian have relocated to the new combined centre for learning, culture, heritage, sporting and leisure in the heart of Glasgow’s west end.

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New drugs hope to fight neglected tropical diseases

Scientists say they are a step closer to providing effective treatments for three “neglected” diseases after making a chemical which can kill the parasites that cause the illnesses.

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Gravitational wave discovery celebrated at BBC Proms

The historic discovery of gravitational waves will be celebrated with a new composition played by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain as part of the BBC Proms.

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At least one in ten young people in Britain report a recent distressing sexual problem

Around one in ten young men and one in eight young women in Britain who are sexually active have experienced a distressing sexual problem lasting at least three months in the past year, according to new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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GoWell shortlisted in RTPI Awards for Research Excellence

The University of Glasgow’s GoWell team has been shortlisted in two of the five categories of the 2016 Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Research Excellence.

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Researchers identify how a single gene can protect against causes of neurodegenerative diseases

New research, led by the University of Glasgow, has identified how cells protect themselves against ‘protein clumps’ known to be the cause of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

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Official opening for UESTC Student Centre

The University’s relationship with UESTC in Chengdu, China, has been celebrated with the official opening of the new UESTC Student Centre, based at the University of Glasgow’s James Watt Building.

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University in collaboration agreement with China to promote optoelectronics

The University of Glasgow has signed a partnership agreement with one of the most important state-owned enterprise companies in China to develop an international optoelectronics industry base in the Lingang area of Shanghai.

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Erasmus Mundus successes for University

The University of Glasgow has scored major successes in the European Commission-funded ERASMUS MUNDUS programme.

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British Academy Fellowship for Professor Jane Duckett

Professor Jane Duckett, Edward Caird Chair of Politics, International Dean (East Asia), and Director of the Scottish Centre for China Research at the University of Glasgow, has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Stroke is largely preventable, with hypertension confirmed as biggest risk factor, according to global study

Ten potentially modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes worldwide, but regional variation should be considered, says a new global collaborative study published in the Lancet and co-authored by Peter Langhorne, Professor of Stroke Care at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS).

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University triumphs in Herald Higher Education Award

For the second year running, the University of Glasgow has won the top title – Higher Education Institution of the Year – at The Herald’s Higher Education Awards.

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Global study links obesity to premature death, with greatest effect in men

A study of 3.9 million adults published in The Lancet has found that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of premature death.

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Analysis of milk using new technologies has identified potential biomarkers of mastitis, enabling real-time diagnostics and targeted therapeutics

Scientists from the University of Glasgow and the Moredun Research Institute have published data from a comprehensive analysis of the changes that occur in milk during mastitis caused by a bacterial infection of the udder.

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Professor Chris Chapman to serve on International Council of Education Advisers

The University of Glasgow’s Chair in Educational Policy and Practice, Professor Chris Chapman, is the only academic from a Scottish university to serve on the Scottish Government’s new International Council of Education Advisers.

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Unearthed Bronze Age textiles shine light on life 3,000 years ago

The findings of two Bronze Age homes built on wooden stilts five feet above a river have been unearthed in an archaeological excavation which has been dubbed the “Pompeii of the Fens”.

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Truth of Culloden revealed in new study

Two hundred and seventy years after the defeat of the Jacobites under Bonnie Prince Charlie a ground breaking new book reveals the truth of what really took place on Culloden Moor near Inverness in 1746 - and the enduring significance the battle had for the rise of the British Empire and the marginalisation of the Celt.

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Researchers say focusing on sugar in the fight against global obesity could be misleading

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have concluded that focusing health messages on sugar in isolation may mislead consumers on the need to also reduce overall calories, including those from fat.

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Malaria nets effective in reducing insecticide-resistant mosquitoes’ lifespan

African malaria mosquitoes considered to be “highly resistant” to insecticides may not be as invincible as previously thought.

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University of Glasgow researcher receives support from the FDA for Chronic Kidney Disease test

An early stages test for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), developed by the University of Glasgow’s Professor Harald Mischak, has received a letter of support from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Topping-out ceremony takes place at Glasgow’s new ground-breaking Imaging Centre of Excellence

A celebratory topping-out ceremony took place today for the new University of Glasgow £16m Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) building on the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

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More social media success for the University of Glasgow

The social media team within Communications and Public Affairs secured a major industry-wide prize at the annual HEIST Awards for excellence

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Archaeologists uncover evidence for Scotland’s earliest farming

An archaeological dig next to the Perthshire village of Dunning has revealed traces of human activity dating back 10,000 years.

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Physical activity offers greater health benefits to those with naturally low fitness levels

The benefits of being physically active are far greater for those who are naturally unfit, according to scientists at The University of Glasgow.

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University of Glasgow spin-out firm bought by leading US chip design software company

A spin-out company launched nearly six years ago by the University of Glasgow has been acquired by the California-based company Synopsys Inc., a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, and the world’s 15th largest software company.

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Nanokicking research stars at Royal Society exhibition

Nanokicking stem cell research at the University of Glasgow will play a starring role at a prestigious Royal Society Summer Exhibition.

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New supplement cuts cravings for high-calorie foods

Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by new supplement. Eating a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in your gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as chocolate, cake and pizza, a new study suggests.

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University remembers the Somme

The University of Glasgow this morning remembered students, staff and alumni who died during the Battle of the Somme, which began 100 years ago today.

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University scientist wins Institute of Physics awards

Professor Sheila Rowan, Director of the University of Glasgow’s Institute for Gravitational Research, has been named as the winner of one of the Institute of Physics’ 2016 awards for her work in gravitational waves.

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University of Glasgow celebrates Fulbright Programme successes

Two University of Glasgow scholars have been awarded prestigious scholarships by the Fulbright Commission to study in the United States of America.

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Out of the mouths of babes: Researchers go straight to the source to understand the lives of children

Researchers have taken the unusual step of gathering information first-hand from seven-year-old children to get a better understanding of what makes young children feel good about their lives.

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Principal to chair Expert Group on EU Membership

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced that Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, will chair a group of experts to advise the Scottish Government on securing Scotland’s relationship with the EU.

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The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities has issued a statement in response to the EU Referendum vote

In light of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the members of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities affirm the importance of the free movement of students and researchers across Europe.

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University wins Outstanding Strategic Planning Team award in THELMAs

The University of Glasgow has won the Outstanding Strategic Planning Team award at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2016.

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EU Referendum: message from the Principal

The Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has sent a message to the University community on the result of the EU referendum.

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Markus Borner wins Blue Planet Prize

The University of Glasgow's Dr Markus Borner has been named as one of this year's winners of the prestigious Blue Planet Prize.

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Dr Heather Ferguson awarded Zoological Society of London Scientific Medal

The Zoological Society of London Scientific Medal has been awarded to Dr Heather Ferguson, from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine.

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UofG signs MoU with Hong Kong UST

The Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Professor Muffy Calder ranked in Top UK 50 women in Science and Engineering

Professor Muffy Calder OBE, Vice Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow, is only one of seven academics in the UK featured in today's Top 50 rankings, and the only academic listed from Scotland.

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Nankai and Glasgow strengthen partnership links

The Universities of Nankai and Glasgow have strengthened their partnership links with the signing of two new agreements.

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Latest Gravitational Wave discovery confirms dawn of new field of astronomy

An international team of scientists has announced a belated Christmas present for the world of astronomy as it confirms the detection, on Boxing Day 2015, of gravitational waves from a second instance of two black holes colliding.

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Game Theory Society Makes New Appointment

The Adam Smith Business School is delighted to announce that Hervé Moulin, Professor (Donald J Robertson Chair) Economics, has recently been elected as Executive Vice-President of the Game Theory Society.‌

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Celebrating the life and work of Adrian Howells

Friends and colleagues at the University of Glasgow will hold and evening tomorrow (June 18) to celebrate the life of the late contemporary performance artist Adrian Howells, who died two years ago.

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Research group awarded £1.35m to install FIB microscope – “a Swiss army penknife for the nanoworld”

The University’s Materials and Condensed Matter Physics research group has been awarded £1.35m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to install a state-of-the-art Focused Ion Beam (FIB) microscope.

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MVLS professor awarded JR Vane Medal by the British Pharmacological Society

Professor Graeme Milligan, Dean of Research for the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and the Gardiner Chair of Biochemistry at the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, has been awarded the JR Vane Medal by the British Pharmacological Society.

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Queen’s Birthday Honours for University academics

A Damehood and an OBE award have been conferred on senior University of Glasgow academics.

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Report led by University of Glasgow calls for action on cancer services in Wales

A new hard-hitting report into cancer services in Wales - written by the University of Glasgow's Institute for Health and Well-being - calls for an ambitious new plan to cope with growing numbers of people being diagnosed with the disease.

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Researchers can tell the history of a wildebeest by looking at its tail

Researchers have developed techniques to recreate a personalised diary of an animal’s lifetime. The team from the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine were able to recreate "nutritional timelines" that illuminate the past experiences of Serengeti wildebeest by looking only at the animals’ tail hair.

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University to honour outstanding individuals in fields ranging from science to sport

The University is awarding 22 honorary doctorates this summer in recognition of achievements and contributions across a range of backgrounds, including law, sport, science and charity.

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UofG wins major PR award

The University of Glasgow last night won a major UK award for the social media campaign that accompanied the discovery of gravitational waves.

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Scientists identify drugs to target ‘Achilles heel’ of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia cells

New research, by the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester, has revealed an ‘Achilles heel’ of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and found drugs to successfully target this weakness and eradicate the disease in mice.

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University of Glasgow shares in protein antibiotic research award

The Institute of Inflection, Immunity and Inflammation will share in a £2.1m Wellcome Trust award to fund a collaborative project for the development of a new class of antibiotics based on proteins.

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Professor Sheila Rowan appointed Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor Sheila Rowan MBE is to be Scotland’s next Chief Scientific Adviser, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced during a visit to the University of Glasgow.

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Bleeding hearts predict future heart failure

The amount a heart ‘bleeds’ following a heart attack can predict the severity of future heart failure.

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LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations

The European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission, in which University of Glasgow former and current scientists played a significant role, has demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory.

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University of Glasgow awarded new Regius Professorship in Precision Medicine

Her Majesty the Queen has created a new Regius Professorship of Precision Medicine and awarded the honour to the University of Glasgow.

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Tenth Annual Glasgow Science Festival Ready to Launch

Glasgow Science Festival launches across the city on Thursday (June 9) with a host of events to inspire all ages about science, from film screenings, debates and exhibitions to stand-up comedy, family fun days and even cheese tasting.

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Iron could reduce hospitalisation and help ease symptoms for people with failing hearts

Iron supplement injections could ease the disabling symptoms of heart failure, if a clinical study – known as IRONMAN – proves successful. The trial was officially launched at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester.

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UofG shortlisted for 12 Herald Education Awards

The University of Glasgow has been shortlisted for 12 Herald Higher Education Awards which celebrate the extraordinary things that are go on in universities and colleges in Scotland.

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Sound-like bubbles whizzing around in DNA are essential to life

Scientists have shown the weird world of quantum mechanics operating in the molecule of life, DNA.

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New University European Network is Launched

A group of world-leading universities has held an inaugural meeting in Brussels to found the Guild of European Research Intensive Universities.

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Professor Mandy MacLean receives grant of over a million to continue her research

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) have awarded Professor Mandy Maclean, Professor of Pulmonary Pharmacology, a further five years of programme grant funding of over £1m to further her research into the role of sex and sex hormones in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

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Original Zika virus papers found in University of Glasgow Archive

Handwritten original research documents relating to the first known identification of the Zika virus have been uncovered at the University of Glasgow’s Archive.

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The University of Glasgow is ranked as the top university in the prestigious BBSRC Excellence with Impact competition

The University of Glasgow has been ranked the top university and overall runner-up in the prestigious national BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Excellence with Impact competition.

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Lead analysis of Ancient Naples’ harbour reveals impact of Mount Vesuvius eruption AD79 on water supply

An international research team has uncovered new evidence that the great volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 disrupted the water supply of cities around the Bay of Naples.

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Battle of Jutland Centenary and the role Scotland played

British and German warships will lay wreaths at the site of the Battle of Jutland in the North Sea to commemorate the biggest naval engagement of the First World War, in which more than 6,000 British and 2,500 German sailors died.

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Professor Iain McInnes awarded Sir James Black Prize Medal

The Sir James Black Prize Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in medicine has been awarded to Professor Iain McInnes of the University of Glasgow.

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Kelvin Hall taking shape

The £35m redevelopment of one of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks is taking shape and on target for completion. So what will the University of Glasgow's new teaching and learning facilities offer students?

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MVLS professor receives Distinguished Scientist Award

Professor Rhian Touyz, director of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences has received a Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society of Hypertension (ASH).

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Gravitational waves researcher becomes Youth Icon of Malaysia

A University of Glasgow PhD researcher is to become the “Youth Icon” of Malaysia in recognition of her contribution to Gravitational Waves research.

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‘Metaphor in the Curriculum’ opens up university research to schools

A new online schools resource and app, all about metaphor, have been launched by researchers at the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow.

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Young adults in Britain more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have a higher education background

Young adults in Britain are more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have attended higher education (college and university), new research has found.

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Royal Geographical Society honours Professor Jo Sharp with the Busk Medal

The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) has announced its award of the Busk Medal to Professor Jo Sharp in recognition of her innovative fieldwork and empowerment of others through fieldwork.

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University of Glasgow delegation is Hong Kong-bound

One of the largest ever academic delegations to represent the University of Glasgow is bound for Hong Kong to establish new links and reinforce existing links with the University of Hong Kong.

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Bursary opportunities for accountancy and finance hopefuls

Students from disadvantaged communities are being offered the opportunity to apply for accountancy and finance bursaries through the ICAS Foundation and University of Glasgow.

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Three MVLS researchers named as fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Three top researchers from MVLS have been named as fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, for their contribution to medical sciences, research and healthcare.

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University scientists win gravitational waves prize

Just months after being involved in one of the biggest sceintific breakthroughs of the decade, University of Glasgow scientists involved in the Gravitational Waves discovery have won a share of a top international prize.

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Sarah Cleaveland elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Sarah Cleaveland, Professor of Comparative Epidemiology at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for her work on infectious diseases.

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Tech from the future arrives in Scotland

The first quantum technology exhibition of its kind is launched at the Glasgow Science Centre

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Professor Jim Murdoch receives European Award for Excellence in Teaching

The University’s Professor of Public Law, Jim Murdoch, is to receive the fifth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities from the Central European University in Budapest.

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Fracking would pose no danger to water supplies, new research suggests

Potential future fracking activity in the UK is unlikely to pose a pollution danger to overlying aquifers, new research from a leading academic suggests.

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University hosts radical film conference

A radical film festival, hosted by the University of Glasgow, opens tomorrow to discuss among many things alternatives to mainstream cinema.

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Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences gains Bronze Athena SWAN Award

The Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS) has become the latest University of Glasgow recipient of a prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze award today, 28 April 2016.

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Too much red meat and too few vegetables increases your body’s ‘biological age’

A diet containing too much red meat and not enough fruit and vegetables could increase your body’s ‘biological age’ and contribute to health problems.

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Risks of mental health problems in military personnel reduce with length of service

The risk of developing a mental health problem among people who have served in the Armed Forces is greatest in veterans who have served for the shortest period of time and becomes less with longer service, according to a study by the University of Glasgow.

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Get your IP right: "Display At Your Own Risk"

An experimental exhibition of digital cultural heritage – Display At Your Own Risk – has launched online to mark World Intellectual Property Day 2016.

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Baby fish are comforted by the presence of large marine predators

Scientists have discovered that the presence of large fish predators can reduce stress on baby fish.

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Shakespeare's 400th anniversary tribute night

University of Glasgow stages Shakespeare's 400th anniversary tribute night with a successful collaboration production Dream On!

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Glasgow Science Festival launches bumper programme for 10th birthday

Glasgow Science Festival is celebrating its tenth year of bringing fun, hands-on science events to the people of Glasgow, with a special bumper birthday programme for 2016.

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Windfarms generate microclimates with uncertain effects on peatland carbon store

The microclimates created by the action of wind farms is unlikely to affect the ability of peatland to capture carbon, scientists consider.

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Girls are more afraid of mathematics than boys in 80% of countries

Girls are more afraid of mathematics than boys, especially in more developed and gender-equal countries, according to a new worldwide study.

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University in talks with Chinese officials on graphene research and development

One of China’s leading industrial development areas is in exploratory talks to collaborate with the University of Glasgow on graphene research.

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Protein research offers "promising" potential treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Research co-led by the University of Glasgow has made a potential breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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UofG welcomes international leaders of tomorrow

A reception was held in the Bute Hall for CSCLeaders, a global leadership programme for 100 exceptional senior leaders selected from across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

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Scotland to play key role in worldwide genome consortium

Scotland is set to become a key player in a global effort to further the advancement of genomics in healthcare.

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MVLS welcomes judges from BBSRC

The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) yesterday welcomed judges to the Queen Elizabeth University’s Teaching & Learning Centre as the college went through the final round of the prestigious BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Excellence with Impact Competition.

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Student science publication scoops national award

TheGIST: Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology was honoured as the Best Specialist Publication at the Student Publication Association National Awards ceremony on Saturday 9 April.

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Gaelic flagship project awarded

Gaelic researchers at the University of Glasgow have won a major contract to provide linguistic and technical support for a new official pioneering Gaelic language initiative.

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City students' regional focus

Over the last six months, 140 3rd year Computing Science students from the Glasgow campus of the University of Glasgow have completed work on a number of IT related projects with Crichton Institute Regional Observatory, Crichton Carbon Centre, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway and The Stove Network.

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Researchers identify genetic associations of neuroticism

Neuroticism, a personality trait related to depression, anxiety and even heart disease, can be linked to nine new distinct gene-associations according to international research led by the University of Glasgow.

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Parenting helps to explain the link between maternal education and children’s BMI

Parenting practices help to explain why mothers with low levels of education are likely to have children with a high body mass index (BMI), according to new research..

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Western Infirmary site is transferred to the University

The University has taken possession of the former Western Infirmary site – a significant milestone for the University which will enable the proposed £1 billion investment in the Gilmorehill campus.

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Female engineers set to visit Rwanda to encourage more women into STEM

This June, a group of eight female engineering students from University of Glasgow’s FemEng will take up residence at the University of Rwanda in Kigali to combine their skills and innovation with a team of Rwandan counterparts.

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New Research Chair will tackle the structural integrity of nuclear power stations

Professor Chris Pearce has been appointed to the university’s new Royal Academy of Engineering / EDF Energy Research Chair in Computational Mechanics for Nuclear Power Engineering.

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Smithsonian and University of Glasgow sign MOU

The University of Glasgow will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Smithsonian Institution, formally cementing a relationship which stems back more than 20 years.

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Honorary Degree awarded posthumously to Scots writer William McIlvanney

Scots author William McIlvanney has been honoured with a posthumous honorary degree – a Doctor of Literature (DLitt) - at a memorial service in the University’s Bute Hall.

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Students give Shakespeare a contemporary twist

Students from The University of Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have joined forces with the musicians of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to create Dream On!, inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

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University of Glasgow unveils tower helter-skelter

Today the University of Glasgow unveils a well-kept secret: the world’s first helter-skelter inside a listed building.

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Major award for School of Law alumnus in Beijing

School of Law alumnus Dr Zhaofeng Zhou’s professional success as an anti-trust legal expert has been recognised in the 2016 Education UK Alumni awards, organised by the British Council.

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Smartphone technology adapted into super-sensitive gravity detector

Scientists have found a way to adapt a system often found in smartphones to create a super-sensitive detector capable of measuring minute changes in gravity.

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Researchers identify important signaling molecule

An international team of scientists have provided insights into the working of a “signaling molecule”, which will provide new strategies for medicines in areas such as pain medication.

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National Centre for Resilience launched at Crichton Campus by Environment Minister

Scotland's new National Centre for Resilience has been launched at the University's Crichton Campus by the Environment Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod.

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No fences needed: new research shows humans and lions can coexist

Can humans and lions live together? That is the question researchers at the University of Glasgow have been able to answer with a categorical ‘yes’.

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University of Glasgow awarded more Zika funding

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have been awarded funding to continue and expand their work on the Zika virus, it has been announced today (Monday 21 March 2016).

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University of Glasgow to take directorship of EPIC

The Scottish Government has today announced the re-commisioning of EPIC, the Pan-Scottish Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks. For the next 5 years EPIC will be led from the University of Glasgow by Professor Dominic Mellor, Professor of Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health at the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM).

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World’s oldest comic goes on public display

The oldest comic book goes on public display in a major comic exhibition which has opened at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow

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Glasgow research wins Guardian award for rabies surveillance technology

Mobile phone health surveillance technology, designed and monitored by researchers at the University of Glasgow, has proven crucial in the fight against rabies in Tanzania.

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HIV testing frequency guidelines are not being met

Gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), including those thought to be at “high risk”, are not getting HIV tests often enough, according to new research.

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E-cigarettes – under-18s back a precautionary approach

A new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow has investigated the views of under-18s to e-cigarettes for the first time and found they support strict regulation.

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High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol may actually be bad for your health

Contrary to current health wisdom, having high levels of good cholesterol (HDL-C) may actually be bad for your health.

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Nanotech breakthrough could create cheaper solar power and medical devices

New research could pave the way for mass production of new forms of nanotech devices for use in the renewables and medical sectors.

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International award for Technology Education lecturer

A lecturer in Technology Education in the School of Education is one of six experts in his field to have been awarded a place in the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s 21st Century Leadership Academy.

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Outstanding researchers and academics from the University join Scotland’s National Academy

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has welcomed 56 new Fellows – eight from the University of Glasgow.

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Patients’ perceptions of physicians’ empathy may affect health outcomes

Patients in areas of high deprivation in Scotland report poorer outcomes from GP consultations, partly because they perceive their doctors as less empathetic than those who live in affluent areas.

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World's oldest comic goes on display

The oldest comic book in the world goes on display for the first time in a major comic exhibition also featuring works by Lichtenstein, Warhol, Rembrandt and DC Comic's world renowned graphic artist Frank Quitely. The Comic Invention exhibition opens at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow tomorrow (March 18).

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Top French honour for University of Glasgow teacher

The outstanding teaching talents of a University of Glasgow academic have been officially recognised by France.

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SHARE announces its 100,000th volunteer

A Scotland-wide effort to help shape the medicines of the future today announced its 100,000th volunteer.

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£6m investment announced for Scottish Genomes Partnership

The Scottish Government has announced £6m of investment for the Scottish Genomes Partnership (SGP), a cutting edge medical research collaboration between Scottish universities and the NHS.

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Impact of WW1 on Academia and Business

The impact of the First World War on academia and business, and how they adapted to the war draft and loss of life is the subject of a conference being held at the University of Glasgow.

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MVLS named as finalist in BBSRC Excellence with Impact Competition

The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) has been named as one of the ten finalists in the prestigious BBSRC Excellence with Impact Competition.

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Mussels fight back against oceanic acidification

Mussels are fighting back against the effects of oceanic acidification, but it still leaves them vulnerable to predation.

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Saliva gives a clue to the risk of mortality

Lower level of antibodies in saliva is associated with of an elevated risk of mortality, and could be an early indicator of risk, a new study has found.

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Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children

Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March – the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D.

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