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Nine Glasgow academics become Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Nine academics from the University of Glasgow have been enrolled as Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

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Principal appointed to Council of Economic Advisors

The Scottish Government has confirmed five new appointments to the Council of Economic Advisors, including the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli.

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Classical music relaxes dogs in rehoming centres

A study conducted by the Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow shows that music has a calming effect on dogs.

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International Women’s Day at the University

8 March 2015: find out about events taking place across campus to mark International Women's Day.

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French Ambassador urges closer cooperation between Britain and France

The French Ambassador to Great Britain and Northern Ireland has told University staff and students and invited guests that Britain and France – once described as “sweet enemies” - must cooperate if they wish to be players on the international stage.

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Professor Muffy Calder appointed to Nurse Review advisory board

The Advisory Group of eight leaders bringing expertise from research, academia and industry who will support Sir Paul Nurse in his review of UK Research Councils has been announced by Universities, Science and Cities Minister, Greg Clark, today.

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Pancreatic cancer has four distinct types

Researchers have found that pancreatic cancer can be split into four unique types, a discovery that could be used to improve treatments for the disease, according to a study published in Nature.

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University researchers take up new East End residence

More than 45 jobs will be relocated to Glasgow’s east end, when researchers working to address the city’s poor health, move into Bridgeton’s historic Olympia building.

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New drug treatment could offer stroke survivors better outcomes

Promising results for a new drug treatment for ischaemic stroke patients have been published today in the journal ‘Lancet Neurology’.

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World’s oldest printed books soon available for your viewing pleasure

A new exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery will mark the end of a project to create a unique publicly accessible digital catalogue of over 1,000 of the world’s oldest books.

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Glasgow scientists tackle animal diseases with US counterparts

Scientists in Glasgow are working with colleagues at Kansas State University to tackle animal diseases caused by bunyaviruses.

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Leading lights of Scottish science shine at quantum technology launch event

Scotland’s leading quantum technology research centre will be officially opened with a launch event at Glasgow Science Centre.

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Delving deep into ancestry to help doctors prescribe better hypertension treatments

Scientists are investigating whether treatment for high blood pressure can be improved by taking a person’s ethnic heritage into account.

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Cancer survivors make healthier choices than general population

Cancer survivors make healthier diet and lifestyle choices than the general population, according to a new study.

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Bacteria jump between species more easily than previously thought

A new study suggests that bacteria may be able to jump between host species far easier than was previously thought.

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How the War was Won

New research reveals air and sea strategy behind victory in WWII

Groundbreaking new research has revealed the extent to which the Second World War was decided, not by pitched battles on land, but by the superior air and sea power of the Allied forces.

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What should we be teaching students about Copyright?

A new suite of online learning materials has been launched today to help students the general public understand how copyright law works.

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Devolution promises and TV debates had little impact on Scottish referendum outcome, new research claims

New analysis of web search data from the run up to the Scottish independence referendum reveals voting patterns as they happen.

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University of Glasgow lends support to solar super-telescope initiative

The University of Glasgow has joined a consortium of eight UK universities and associated businesses to build the cameras for a $344 million super-telescope in Hawaii.

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Archaeologists and veterans to explore what lies beneath Waterloo Battlefield, 200 years on

An international team of battlefield experts, led by the University of Glasgow’s Dr Tony Pollard, will start work at farm buildings of Hougoumont in April 2015.

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University of Glasgow and partners receive Life Sciences Award

The University of Glasgow and its partners NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, ThermoFisher and Aridhia have been presented with a major life sciences award.

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Easy access to Dstl innovation

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is the first UK government organisation to sign up to the Easy Access intellectual property (IP) scheme.

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First Minister speaks about gender equality on visit to alma mater

The First Minister for Scotland, Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, delivered a lecture on the subject of gender equality on Tuesday 3 February in the University of Glasgow’s famous Bute Hall.

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Glasgow students encouraged to apply for ScottishPower Foundation Scholarships

The ScottishPower Foundation, in partnership with its Spanish equivalent Fundacion IBERDROLA, has today announced 17 new post-graduate scholarship grants in the UK for the 2015/16 academic year, partnering again with the University of Glasgow.

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Smoke gets in your genes: Further dangers of smoking while pregnant revealed

Smoking while pregnant causes chemical changes to the DNA of a foetus detectable from as early as 12 weeks and may predispose children born to smokers to a range of health conditions which last throughout life, new research by Scottish academics has revealed.

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Making the Connections between PE and Early Years Learning

University academics collaborate on innovative programme has been launched to support teachers deliver quality physical education, particularly to the very youngest pupils.

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New project aims to take the brakes off wireless broadband data transfer

A new European Commission-funded project is setting out to develop a novel form of ultra-fast wireless data transfer.

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Financial incentives help pregnant women to quit smoking

Research finds that offering shopping vouchers to expectant mothers can be cost effective.

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Scientists slow down the speed of light travelling through air

In a new paper published in Science Express, researchers describe how they have managed to slow photons in free space for the first time.

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Glasgow and Nankai link up to launch joint graduate school

In an exciting new development, the University of Glasgow and Nankai University are to establish a joint graduate school on the campus of Nankai University in Tianjin, China.

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A new public private collaboration in Singapore aims to develop more eco-friendly ships

Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Sembcorp Marine, the University of Glasgow and University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS) have signed an agreement to collaborate and develop new hull designs for large ocean-going vessels and make them more environmentally-friendly.

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Sex differences in academic achievement are not related to political, economic or social equality

New research has revealed that girls lead boys in educational achievement in 70% of countries, regardless of levels of national gender equality.

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First edited volume of Burns’s prose reveals new details about Scottish tours

Robert Burns's prose work made available to public for the first time, including most complete mapping of his famous tours of the Borders, Highland, and Lowland Scotland.

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Study sheds light on links between diseases of dogs and big cats

A new study of Serengeti lions addresses key questions about the spread of canine distemper virus (CDV) from domestic dogs and evaluates the effectiveness of dog vaccination efforts in protecting dogs and lions against the disease.

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Cabinet Secretary for Education visits the University of Glasgow

The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Angela Constance, met around 70 trainee teachers during her first visit to the University of Glasgow since her appointment to the Cabinet.

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New web resource detailing 1,000 years of the English language launched

A new online resource will make almost 800,000 words, covering the last 1,000 years of English language, available to the public.

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Principal appointed Chair of City's Regional Commission on Urban Economic Growth

The Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Anton Muscatelli, is to Chair the Commission on Urban Economic Growth for the new Glasgow City Region.

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£3m grant to tackle drug resistance in livestock parasites

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have been awarded almost £3m to tackle drug resistance in animal parasites.

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Research agreement signed with Brazilian foundation

A five-year research agreement has been signed between the University of Glasgow and one of Brazil’s leading research funders, the Sao Paulo State Foundation – FAPESP.

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£15m initiative puts Scotland at forefront of gene-led healthcare

A major investment in gene sequencing technology will secure Scotland’s place as a world leader in a genomics revolution that is set to transform healthcare.

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Rare amino-acid influences E. coli infection

Scientists have discovered how a rare amino-acid in humans influences the behaviour of the E.coli bacterium.

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Prestigious international education conference comes to Glasgow in 2016

The University of Glasgow is to host the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) from January 6-9, 2016, it has been announced.

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Link between immune system and brain disorders focus of new project

Glasgow scientists have joined forces with colleagues across the UK and two pharmaceutical companies to investigate whether depression could be treated by targeting the immune system.

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Quantum leap in imaging technology creates photos in extremely low light

Scientists have harnessed the strange power of quantum mechanics to create a digital image using fewer than one photon per pixel.

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