Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT
University of Glasgow scientists are set to receive up to £8 million from Cancer Research UK to lead a project that could transform pancreatic cancer trials in the UK, with patients being selected based on their individual tumour.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT
A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the world's first ever live music census. For one night in March, organisers aim to track performances in cities across the country – from lone buskers to massed choirs, from pub gigs to stadium concerts.The UK census, conducted by the University of Edinburgh with support from the universities of Glasgow and Newcastle, aims to measure live music’s cultural and economic value to help inform policy.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:00:00 GMT
An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the terminally ill mice.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
New Court of Session papers,thought to have been "lost” for more than 200 years, have been unearthed by the Faculty of Advocates and Professor Gerard Carruthers, University of Glasgow, which shines new light on Thomas Muir and how he courted controversy in his early years which may have contributed to his treatment by the courts later in life.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 06:00:00 GMT
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.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:01:00 BST
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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 BST
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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:00 BST
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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 BST
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.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:00:00 BST
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.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:00:00 BST
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.
Stroke is largely preventable, with hypertension confirmed as biggest risk factor, according to global study
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:30:00 BST
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).
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 BST
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.
Out of the mouths of babes: Researchers go straight to the source to understand the lives of children
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:30:00 BST
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:00:00 BST
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.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:32:00 BST
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.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19:00:00 BST
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.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 BST
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.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:30:00 GMT
A study of adolescents’ drinking habits between the ages of 11 to 17 has found that the heaviest consumers of alcohol were teenagers who were under the lowest levels of parental control, and who were also the most secretive about their drinking.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:01:00 GMT
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT
Factors regulating the biological age of a transplanted kidney (miles on the clock ) as opposed to the chronological age (calendar years) are key to determining how well it will work after transplantation, a new study has revealed.
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 14:05:00 GMT
Fri, 20 May 2016 11:14:00 BST
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.
Lead analysis of Ancient Naples’ harbour reveals impact of Mount Vesuvius eruption AD79 on water supply
Fri, 20 May 2016 11:41:00 BST
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:56:00 BST
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.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:25:00 BST
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.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:52:00 BST
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.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:30:00 BST
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.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:48:00 BST
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.
Analysis of milk using new technologies has identified potential biomarkers of mastitis, enabling real-time diagnostics and targeted therapeutics
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:24:00 BST
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.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:09:00 BST
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.
Major grant awarded to new professor to discover how to design new medicines for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:26:00 BST
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.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:30:00 BST
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.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 16:06:00 BST
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.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:08:00 BST
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.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:53:00 BST
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.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:15:00 BST
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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:14:00 BST
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.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:40:00 BST
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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:13:00 BST
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.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:10:00 BST
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.
University of Glasgow joins UNESCO’s prestigious Universities Network for its work in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:26:00 BST
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.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:01:00 BST
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.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:19:00 BST
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:28:00 BST
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.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:14:00 GMT
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:57:00 GMT
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).
Research shows ‘vital’ emergency service response continues alongside national drug overdose programme
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT
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.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:24:00 GMT
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.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:01:00 GMT
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.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:27:00 GMT
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.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:46:00 GMT
A collaboration between Glasgow University Media Group and Chatham House has won two Prospect Magazine Think Tank of the Year awards. The team's work investigates international attitudes to reducing climate change by eating less meat.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:54:00 GMT
A year after Storm Desmond struck the UK and at a time when the UK’s Committee on Climate Change have called for urgent action to address the risks to the UK from climate change, a group of world-leading geomorphologists have laid out how their discipline can help policymakers and practitioners develop more effective storm and flood-damage limitation and mitigation strategies.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:38:00 GMT
Synthetically grown ‘off the shelf’ bone should soon be a reality for landmine blast survivors thanks to a new £2.8 million regenerative medicine project at the University of Glasgow, funded by Sir Bobby Charlton’s charity Find A Better Way.
Professor Mandy MacLean named the 2017 recipient of the Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:33:00 GMT
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT