University of Glasgow space tech ready for liftoff

A new piece of technology which will help in the search for gravitational waves is setting off for South America on its final earthbound journey before heading to space.

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Baby foods packed with fruit & vegetables, but unlikely to encourage children to eat their greens

Commercial baby foods contain large amounts of vegetables but are probably too sweet to encourage children to eat their greens, say scientists.

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Critical illnesses cause 1 in 20 cancer patients to be admitted to intensive care, with 25% dying

Critical illness may affect chances of surviving cancer, a new study has found.

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To SHARE is to care about development of precision medicine in Scotland

A project aimed at encouraging the public to allow any spare blood left over from routine sampling to be retained has launched in Glasgow.

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Drawing a line under deep-sea fishing: A scientific basis for regulation by depth

Data which suggests a benefit to limiting deep-sea trawling in European waters to a depth of 600 metres has been published in the journal Current Biology.

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Female guppies become better swimmers to escape male sexual harassment

In the animal world, sexual reproduction can involve males attempting to entice or force females to mate with them, even if they are not initially interested.

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Laura Muir set for World Athletics Championship final

Veterinary medicine student Laura Muir is also one of Scotland’s top middle-distance runners. Tomorrow, she’ll compete in her first-ever global final in the women’s 1500m event at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

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Genetic re-assortment shapes evolutionary and epidemiological changes in Bluetongue virus

The repeated emergence of the Bluetongue virus (BTV) amongst European livestock in recent decades has been shaped by its ability to re-assort its genes, a study has found.

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Heavy smoking may lead to a fatter stomach

Fear of weight gain is one reason smokers give for not kicking the habit, but new research suggests heavy smokers are more likely to develop pot bellies.

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Selective breeding can produce salmon resistant to sea lice

Salmon can be selectively bred to be resistant to sea lice, a new study has found.

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Scientists discover link between childhood IQ and bipolar disorder

New research suggests serious disorders of mood such as bipolar disorder may be the price that human beings have had to pay for more adaptive traits such as intelligence, creativity and verbal proficiency.

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Badger persecution does not reduce bovine tuberculosis risk to cattle

The debate over the role of badgers in spreading bovine tuberculosis (bTB), and what to do about it, continues to rage in the UK.

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'Brainy' mice raise hope of better treatments for cognitive disorders

Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene, but found the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall fear.

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Closure of Clyde spawning ground ‘too little, too late’ to help floundering cod stocks

Measures introduced over a decade ago to protect spawning cod in the Firth of Clyde were “too little, too late”, a new study finds.

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Project to make technology-assisted healthcare and living a reality faces five key challenges

From wearables to smartphone apps, people are being encouraged to self-manage their healthcare and promote their well-being proactively by using new technology. But is the UK ready for this approach?

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Scientists from Glasgow and Pwani join forces to combat disease

A partnership agreement to promote joint scientific research and education programmes – with a focus on tropical diseases - has been signed by the University of Glasgow and Pwani University in Kilifi, Kenya.

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Top in Scotland in National Student Survey 2015

The University of Glasgow, a place that celebrates world-changing, inspiring people, has been ranked top in Scotland and third in the Russell Group in the National Student Survey 2015.

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Scientists investigate whether fish could evolve to become less catchable

Intensive fishing prompts much concern and debate over sustainability of fish stocks, but could it also be driving evolutionary changes that render fish of the future less catchable?

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European funding for hypertension study

Scientists at the University of Glasgow are part of a Europe-wide consortium that has been awarded an EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant of €7.6 million to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine hypertension.

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Multi-platform media and the digital challenge – an analysis

The UK media sector’s rapid expansion onto new, multiple digital platforms in the face of tighter financial budgets has encouraged more emphasis on strongly branded and high impact content, according to University of Glasgow research which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Researchers from Glasgow and Pune share a place in the Sun.

Astronomers from Glasgow in Scotland and Pune in India are working together to study eruptions on the Sun, following the renewal of the partnership agreement between the University of Glasgow and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Pune (IISER-Pune).

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Scotland’s First Minister heralds first joint postgraduate venture between a UK and Chinese university on Chinese soil

Scotland’s First Minister has described the inauguration of the University of Glasgow-Nankai University Joint Graduate School – the first postgraduate higher education programme to be set up on a Chinese university campus in partnership with a UK institution – as a tribute to the international standing of her country’s university sector.

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£3.4m boost to precision medicine research in Glasgow

The University of Glasgow’s position as a leading centre for the development of precision medicine has been bolstered by the award of £3.4 million.

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University of Glasgow picks up prestigious Herald Higher Education Awards

The University of Glasgow’s contribution to national life was recognised with three major awards at the inaugural Herald Higher Education Awards last night.

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Glasgow joins MRC, GSK and four other UK universities to crack difficult disease areas

The University of Glasgow is joining forces with the Medical Research Council (MRC), GSK and four other universities to collaborate on a unique open innovation research initiative aimed at improving scientists’ understanding of inflammatory diseases that present a serious burden to patients.

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Scientists expect evolutionary changes from loud, bright world

Humans take for granted the noise and lights associated with cities and other developments across the landscape. For other creatures, these noisy and bright conditions lead to changes in behavior and activity such as the timing or pitch of a bird song in the morning. Scientists have long recorded these changes and now seek to understand whether these altered environments are driving evolution itself.

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Celtic academics from across the world prepare for major international conference

The 15th International Congress of Celtic Studies is returning to Scotland for the first time in 20 years.

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Glasgow partners in research project to prevent complications after stroke

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have joined forces with colleagues from 17 partner institutions across Europe to assess a strategy for preventing complications after stroke in elderly patients.

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Nutritional health promotion: the message is not getting across, and terms get hijacked for commercial marketing

The general public is confused about how foods provide a mix of nutrients, what the body needs and what a ‘nutritionally balanced’ or nutritionally complete diet is, according to a new study.

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X-rays light up the surface of our Sun in a bouquet of colours in this new image containing data from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/JAXA

Searing Sun seen in X-rays

X-rays light up the surface of our Sun in a bouquet of colours in this new image containing data from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.

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First World War trench reconstructions coming to Pollok Country Park

This summer, Allied and German trench systems from the First World War will be built in Pollok Country Park to create Digging In: World War I trench reconstructions for education and experiment.

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Martian gems could point to evidence of life

Scientists have discovered for the first time direct physical evidence of the existence of opals on Mars.

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Her Majesty The Queen officially opens south Glasgow hospitals and Teaching & Learning Centre

Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened the new south Glasgow hospitals and Teaching and Learning Centre at a ceremony attended by 300 guests.

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Metaphor Map to give bird’s eye view on metaphorical usage over the centuries

English language metaphors are “as old as the hills” – or 13 centuries old at the very least – researchers at the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow have found.

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Former athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson receives honorary degree

The University of Glasgow conferred an honorary degree on Baroness Grey-Thompson, the former athlete and incumbent Member of the House of Lords.

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Adam Smith Business School earns triple accreditation

The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School has joined an elite group of less than 1% of the world’s business schools that hold triple accreditation.

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Body fights clogged arteries with localised immune response

Scientists have discovered an immune response in an animal model that appears to provide protection against clogged arteries – atherosclerosis.

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Pantomime Science

Science and pantomime: two disparate worlds? Oh no, they’re not!

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Broadcaster Neil Oliver honoured by the University of Glasgow

The archaeologist, broadcaster, journalist and writer, Neil Oliver, is to be given an honorary degree by the University of Glasgow at a ceremony at its Dumfries campus.

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“It’s not healthy and it’s decidedly not masculine”

Public health researchers at the University have carried out the first detailed studies of how newspaper articles represent eating disorders in men.

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Success for University of Glasgow at impact awards

University of Glasgow research projects which aimed to help deepen understanding of the motivations of people who go missing and the importance of ‘business angel’ investment have received major awards for their impact on public life.

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Glasgow engineering team to present research at Royal Society Summer Exhibition

A team from the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow has been selected to present their research at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London from 29 June – 5 July, together with collaborators from Imperial College London and Aston University.

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Professor Anna Dominiczak to deliver Trades House lecture on precision medicine

The Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow will deliver this year’s Trades House of Glasgow Lecture on Thursday 9 July.

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Funding for research to improve robots’ ability to recognise surroundings

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have joined forces with British and American colleagues in a project that may ultimately help robots become more autonomous through recognising and understand everyday scenes.

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Commonwealth Games were ‘worth it’ say East End residents

Findings from a study of the impacts of the Commonwealth Games on the East End of Glasgow are published today.

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Teaching area to be named in honour of Charles Kennedy

A memorial fund has been set up to commemorate the life of alumnus and former rector Charles Kennedy.

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The Hunterian is first Scottish gallery to benefit from Cultural Gifts Scheme

Joan Eardley’s Seated Boy has been allocated to The Hunterian under the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The Hunterian is the first Scottish museum and art gallery to be given a work under the scheme introduced by the UK Government in 2013.

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Scottish-Canadian links, forged in history, gain impetus in new strategic partnership

Historic links stretching back more than two-and-a-half centuries between the Universities of Glasgow and McGill in Montreal have been cemented in a Memorandum of Agreement which will deliver substantial benefits to staff and students in the future.

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Canadian links honoured by University of Glasgow

The Principal of McGill University in Canada is one of 19 individuals who will receive honorary degrees this summer from the University of Glasgow.

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University staff honoured in Queen's Birthday list

Two University of Glasgow academics have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday list released at the weekend.

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New funding to shed light on ancient Pacific textile craft

Unique, preserved textiles from the Pacific Islands are coming under the microscope, courtesy of an innovative collaboration between textile conservation experts at the University of Glasgow, botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and barkcloth specialists at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

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Study will identify ways of supporting over-50s back into work

Helping the unemployed over 50s back into work is the focus of a new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow.

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Mountaineering professor puts Sherpas under occupational health spotlight

As tough jobs go, guiding tourists up and down the dangerous peaks of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas must be high up the list.

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New funding allocated to support PhD research in the Arts and Humanities

The world’s first national graduate school for the arts and humanities, which is hosted by the University of Glasgow, has announced its first round of applied doctoral studentship grants.

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Large Hadron Collider physics data collection begins again

University of Glasgow scientists are welcoming the restart of physics data collection at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva.

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Scientists reach for the Moon at GFT screening

University of Glasgow researchers have teamed up with the Glasgow Science Festival for a screening and discussion of the 2009 sci-fi movie Moon on Tuesday June 9.

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University mourns passing of alumnus and former rector Charles Kennedy

Tributes have been paid from all sectors of the University community to Charles Kennedy: distinguished politician, alumnus of the University of Glasgow and a former student rector: who has died suddenly at his home in Fort William at the age of 55.

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University handed keys to new Teaching & Learning Building

The University of Glasgow has received the keys to the new Teaching & Learning Centre at the South Glasgow University Hospital.

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