Regular consumption of olive oil can improve heart health

Regular consumption of olive oil can drastically improve heart health – especially in people who do not normally eat a Mediterranean diet.

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£1.5m lab heralds “chemistry renaissance” at University of Glasgow

The opening of a new lab is being acclaimed as part of an ongoing ‘chemistry renaissance’ as the University also celebrates a major achievement from its past.

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New molecular storage devices could bridge memory gap

New molecules could be the key to solving a looming problem with flash memory storage.

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University of Glasgow lends expertise to Lunar Mission One

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have pledged their support to the Lunar Mission One project.

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MSc Medical Genetics Teaching Team wins UK Prospects Postgraduate Award

MSc Medical Genetics Teaching Team wins UK Prospects Postgraduate Award

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With age comes a better understanding of social signals

Neuroscientists have discovered an unexpected benefit of getting older – a more nuanced understanding of social signals, such as the age of others.

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Researchers call for withdrawal of investment in Glasgow's flagship parenting programme

Researchers call for withdrawal of investment in Glasgow's flagship parenting programme

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Sources substantiate claim that Doctor Who may have graduated from University

New research by archivists supports claims made by Doctor Who that the celebrated Time Lord may at some point have received a Doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

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World-leading resource launched for assessing and increasing Gaelic proficiency

A project to develop an international world-leading framework for the teaching and learning of Scottish Gaelic is being launched at the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen.

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Over £4 million awarded to University to fight zoonotic disease

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

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Energy engineers call for new regulatory framework for fracking

Leading energy engineers are suggesting that UK regulations on the surface vibrations caused by shale gas fracking are unnecessarily restrictive.

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UK Tobacco controls a success in cutting smoking among adolescents

A new study, published today, reveals a significant drop in the number of young people taking up smoking over the last 20 years, as the UK has introduced a range of tobacco controls.

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Calorie labeling effective in reducing weight gain by 50%, study shows

Displaying the calorie content of meals in canteens and restaurants could significantly reduce weight-gain in customers, a new study shows.

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Neutron stars could shine new light on universe expansion

Astrophysicists have developed a new way to use gravitational waves to measure the expansion rate of the universe.

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Researchers use simple chemicals to minimise organ damage following heart attack and stroke

Scientists have identified chemicals that could protect vital organs from long-term damage following a heart attack or stroke.

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Teens living close to high number of tobacco shops more likely to smoke

Teenagers are much more likely to take up smoking if they live in neighbourhoods with a large number of shops that sell tobacco products, a study suggests.

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Extent of protection afforded for religion under Scots law to be reviewed

The first project undertaken in Scotland since the Victorian era to assess the effect to which Scots law provides a place of privilege for religion is being launched at the University.

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GLAZgo Discovery Centre off to a flying start

The University of Glasgow and AstraZeneca have officially launched the GLAZgo Discovery Centre which will focus on understanding more about immunological disease processes.

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Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre appoints Chief Executive Officer

The Stratified Medicine Scotland - Innovation Centre (SMS-IC) has appointed Dr Mark Beggs as Chief Executive.

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Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched

Researchers have completed the first phase of the world’s most extensive digital archive of Scottish Gaelic texts as part of a landmark project to revolutionise access and understanding of the language to public around the world

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New ideas for a new time: Scotland’s place in a new union

Policy Scotland, a hub for policy research based at the University of Glasgow, has contributed to the present debate centred around the Smith Commission

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Prestigious award for University of Glasgow nanofabrication expert

A University physicist has joined some of the world’s most celebrated scientists in receiving a rare award.

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Scientists find that fat molecule directs melanoma to spread

Cancer Research UK scientists have shown that a fat molecule found in the body directs the most serious type of skin cancer to spread, according to research published in PLOS Biology.

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Better integration of health services could help patients with visual impairments

People with visual impairment are more likely to suffer from multiple health conditions than those without sight problems, a new study has found.

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Urban dwellers more likely to be admitted to care

Research shows older people living in towns and cities in Northern Ireland are more likely to be admitted to care than people in rural areas.

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Glasgow becomes first UK university to divest from fossil fuel industry

The University of Glasgow today became the first university in the UK to commit to fully disinvesting from fossil fuel industry companies.

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Fast track Bluetongue vaccine could save millions for the European Economy

Scientists have developed a faster method of producing an effective vaccine for the devastating animal disease Bluetongue virus (BTV); a virus that has infected and killed thousands of livestock throughout the world.

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Heritage Lottery Fund boost for Archive Services' textile industry collections

A project to enhance the University of Glasgow’s extensive collection of records relating to the Scottish textile industry has received a funding boost.

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Glasgow gains further two departmental Athena Swan awards

A further two departmental Athena Swan awards have been conferred on the University of Glasgow.

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Football fans healthy lifestyle programme scoops community sports award

A healthy lifestyle programme aimed at helping overweight male football fans lose weight and become fitter has won a community sports award.

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Current treatment leaves stroke patients at risk

New research has shown current practices for treating stroke victims may be leaving patients overburdened by their treatment plans putting them at risk of adverse side effects.

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Glasgow among top 100 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education rankings

The University of Glasgow has been rated amongst the top 100 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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Armed Forces veterans at lower risk of alcoholic liver disease than general population

They might have a reputation for hard-drinking, but armed forces personnel have a lower risk of developing alcoholic liver disease than civilians.

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Survey maps nature of angel investment in UK

Business angel investing was once largely a solo activity, undertaken below the radar. Now angels are increasingly joining together in manager-led angel groups to invest together.

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Vet students offer free healthcare to furry friends of the homeless

Homeless people in Glasgow can now seek free veterinary care for their faithful furry friends.

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World’s first national graduate school for the arts and humanities launched

Doctoral researchers in Scotland are set to benefit from a unique £16.8 million initiative that is launching today to help train the next generation of professionals working in the arts and humanities.

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We can eliminate rabies, say researchers

Scientists say rabies can be eliminated if governments, communities and health organisations work together.

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Behind every great man… the role of women in the lives of the “Football Fans In Training” men

The Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme – a men-only weight loss and healthy living programme delivered in Scottish professional football clubs – has been acclaimed internationally for its success. But if a man wants to change his lifestyle – by eating differently or exercising more for example – what is this like for other people around him?

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£1m project sets out to find mental illness ‘fingerprint’ in brainwaves

A team of psychologists and psychiatrists are beginning research on a brainwave ‘fingerprint’ which could identify young people at risk of developing serious mental illness.

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£8.3m boost for parasitology researchers

The Wellcome Trust Centre For Molecular Parasitology (WTCMP) in the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation has been awarded £8.3 million.

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Centenary paving stone marks anniversary of Glasgow's first VC

A First World War centenary paving stone will today be unveiled at the University of Glasgow to honour the city’s first recipient of the Victoria Cross.

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Benefits of statins outweigh diabetes and weight-gain risk

The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from genetic studies and clinical trials.

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Prevention is better than cure say racehorse owners

Prevention is better than cure: and no more so when it comes to injuries to racehorses, which can easily end a champion’s career.

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Royal Society research fellow joins Glasgow

The Royal Society has appointed a new University Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow – one of 43 across the UK.

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University of Glasgow named one of Britain’s best for gay students

University of Glasgow is today named by Stonewall as one of the best in Britain for lesbian, gay and bisexual students in ‘Gay By Degree 2015.

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Hydrogen production breakthrough could herald cheap green energy

Scientists have taken a major step forward in the production of hydrogen from water which could lead to a new era of cheap, clean and renewable energy.

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Niall Ferguson and Tom Devine to wrap up Stevenson Lectures

Two of the most renowned Scottish History experts, Professors Niall Ferguson and Tom Devine, will speak at the University of Glasgow on issues relating to the Scottish independence debate.

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THE Awards 2014: shortlisted for University of the Year

Glasgow shortlisted for ‘University of the Year’ award

The University of Glasgow has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education University of the Year award and in three other categories.

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Major research project to compare end of life treatment around the world

Funding has been awarded for new research to track the provision of end of life care around the world.

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School of Law recognised for advancing gender equality

The School of Law at the University of Glasgow has today been recognised for their progress in advancing gender equality.

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Eating breakfast daily may help to prevent early development of diabetes risk in children

Children who eat breakfast daily have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who skip it or only eat it occasionally, says new research.

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Glasgow-led research group identifies potential pathway for blocking transmission of Chikungunya virus

Researchers have taken the first step towards preventing transmission of the mosquito-borne tropical chikungunya virus, which is in danger of invading Central and South America and the south-eastern states of the USA.

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Pioneering research reveals improvements in the treatment of heart attack patients

Researchers from the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and the University of Glasgow have reported a study that shows one in ten patients may not need cardiac intervention following a heart attack and in those that do need stents, the procedure can be targeted more effectively.

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New heart-failure drug beats current ‘gold-standard’

A new drug that outperforms the current gold-standard treatment for heart failure may soon benefit patients.

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Reach for the stars at Glasgow's Explorathon

Explorathon promises to be a night of reaching to the stars – almost literally – and hearing the latest blue-skies thinking from some of the most inspiring researchers in Glasgow.

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People with learning disabilities lack referendum information

People with learning disabilities may be missing out on their right to vote in the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence.

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SCENE is set for Scotland’s most beautiful classroom

The Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland is unveiling new facilities at the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE).

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£14 million for Innovation Centres

Education Secretary Michael Russell will today (Wednesday 20 August 2014) announce a £14 million capital investment in Scotland’s Innovation Centres.

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Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation

The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.

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A transatlantic transaction: Simon Fraser University and the University of Glasgow sign up to student exchange programme

A common love of Scottish culture has been the link tying the University of Glasgow and the Canadian institution of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver for many years. Now those ties have been knotted yet firmer with the signing of a student exchange agreement between the two universities.

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Online art project starts work in four major UK galleries

Major research project successfully raises funds to begin work with four of the largest and most significant public galleries in the north of England.

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Pssssst! Want to know what makes good gossip?

Most people enjoy a good bit of gossip, but what makes it worth passing on?

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Record highs for student satisfaction at Glasgow

Student satisfaction rates at the University of Glasgow are higher than ever before according to the results of the National Student Survey 2014

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Sustained effort needed to secure economic legacy for local communities

The findings from a study of the potential economic impacts of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and associated regeneration upon communities in the East End of Glasgow are published today.

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Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators

Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators

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Scottishness is a more inclusive national identity than Englishness for many ethnic groups in Britain

New research on the Scottish Census data reveals that almost all minority communities in Scotland were more likely to claim a Scottish identity in Scotland, than an English identity in England.

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Going for a spin

Commonwealth cyclists will be taking to the streets of Glasgow on 3 August for the road race in what should be a dazzling display of athleticism. Should any of the riders wish to dazzle a little more, three students the have the perfect cycle accessory.

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Race for 10,000 recruits to detect early signs of lung cancer

With the 10K track race taking place today, the University of Glasgow is embarking on its own, alternative, race.

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New £27m Teaching and Learning Facility reaches construction milestone

Work on the new Teaching and Learning Centre at the South Glasgow Hospitals Campus took a significant step forward today with the completion of the structural frame.

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University spinout signs licensing deal with major semiconductor foundry

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

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University Brings Science to the Community

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

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The 2014 legacy: what will it mean for Glasgow?

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

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Scottish seaweed could help solve UK iodine insufficiency problem

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

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

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

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£16 million funding announced to create unique medical imaging facility

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

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

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

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Researchers complete most comprehensive ever study of Mackintosh architecture

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

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40 years of the Glasgow Coma Scale

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

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James Watt Chair appointed

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

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'Dual' Masters launched with Leuphana

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

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First World Congress to boost worldwide profile of Scottish Literature

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

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New research reveals global criminal trafficking network for ancient art

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

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Creative Cameras click with Royal Society this summer

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

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

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

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Major research project to compare end of life treatment around the world

Funding has been awarded for new research to track the provision of end of life care around the world.

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